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Pharmacy Records - Shredding & Secure Destruction

If you run a pharmacy or chemist business, you probably already understand how important it is to keep your customers’ information strictly confidential. Your patients’ paper prescriptions, digital health records, plastic pill bottles, adhesive labels, empty blister packs, and other sensitive documentation needs to not only be safely stored and managed within your business but also to be securely destroyed when no longer needed.

Are you in compliance with the Mandatory Notifiable Data Breach Scheme?

As a pharmacist, you may have heard that the new Mandatory Notifiable Data Breach Scheme came into force on February 22, 2018. The new Scheme ensures that any organization covered by the Australian Privacy Act of 1988 (which includes all pharmacies) is obliged to notify individuals whose personal information is involved in a data breach.

Even though the Scheme refers to ‘data’--including all digitized data on computer hard drives and servers--it also includes data in a physical form such as prescriptions, notepads, post-it notes, plastic bags with labels, and pill bottles etc. If you suffer a data breach and your pharmacy is in non-compliance of the scheme, it could cost you and your business a fine of up to $1.8 million, not to mention causing serious harm to your patients.

Secure, Environmentally Friendly Pharmacy Records Destruction

At Corporate Document Destruction we take pharmacy records shredding and destruction extremely seriously because we know that your business depends on the absolute privacy and security of your customers’ information. Not only can we shred all paper-based documents but we can also securely destroy computer hard drives, USB thumb drives, backup CDs, old-style floppy discs and CD-ROMs. We can also destroy any other computer-related e-waste peripherals such as scanning machines, photocopiers, printers, batteries, etc.

We will organise a discreet and secure pick up of all materials at your pharmacy at a time that works for you. You’ll find our drivers friendly and efficient. Your pharmacy records and anything else that needs to be securely destroyed will be boxed up and sealed in secure archive boxes or locked wheelie bins--ready to be taken to our secure facility to be shredded immediately and a Certificate of Destruction will be provided upon completion for your records.

Keeping your business, your business.®

Call 03 9460 9800 or email to get a free quote for all pharmacy-related shredding and document destruction.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your assistance with this project. It was quite demanding and required a fairly big effort from yourself the rest of your team.

I believe I will be contacting you again in perhaps 2-4 weeks with a view to destroying additional tapes. As the previous task was fairly large, I will endeavour to reduce the quantity per day of destruction, so we may have another 2 trips to plan. Nonetheless, as soon as we are ready, I’ll be in touch.

Consignment Security Manager, Note Printing Australia Ltd
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