If you are replacing any computer OR any device that has had PHI stored on it, you must dispose of it according to HIPAA requirements.
Additionally, you must have a policy in place that details this exact process.
We have done all of the hard work for you in our HIPAA compliant Computer Disposal Policy.
BONUS: Included with this computer disposal policy is hard drive erasing software that will completely over write all data on the hard drive.
Before you dispose of a computer from your office whether you plan to:
- throw away the computer
- give the computer to charity
- give the computer to an employee
- give the computer to anyone
You must ensure all PHI is removed from the computer…and DELETING does not do it!