NAID Wraps Up another Successful Annual Conference

April 12, 2017

NAID CEO Bob Johnson was catching his breath and a little blown away at the great turnout for the association’s annual conference, which took place in Las Vegas from March 22-24.

“I’m still trying to get my head around the fact that after 23 years NAID conference attendance records are still being set,” Johnson said, referencing the nearly 900 industry professionals who turned out for the 2017 version of the event.

“If I had to guess, I would say it’s the combination of a more stable marketplace, increasing recognition of NAID Certification by customers, especially in the area of electronic data destruction, and growing interest in the medical waste management industry,” said Johnson.

Maxxum works closely with many healthcare organizations to help them ensure they’re compliant when their equipment, and the data stored on the equipment, has reached its end of life.

Organizations are often surprised to learn which devices in their enterprise store HIPAA protected information. In addition to computers, healthcare organizations need to consider the number of medical devices that store electronic protected health information (ePHI). Often times the number and type of ePHI capable devices may not even be known to the organization. For example, who would expect that a pocket-sized, battery-operated device for measuring lung volume (a spirometer) could store thousands of unique patient records that include patient name, birthdate, sex, test dates, test results, and more? Maxxum’s forensic discovery process uncovered that for a client.

Maxxum offers ePHI assessment and sanitization services that begin with a thorough audit of data bearing equipment. We then help you develop risk mitigation strategies and practices to eliminate your risk of HIPAA violations due to PHI breaches rooted in equipment handling and management.

Maxxum is proud to be AAA Certified by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), the third party watchdog of our industry.

The NAID Certification Program establishes standards for secure data and equipment destruction processes. These include:

  • Operational security
  • Employee hiring and screening
  • The destruction process
  • Responsible disposal
  • Insurance

Why is NAID certification important?

Working with a NAID AAA Certified company offers peace of mind. It means you’re working with a qualified and reputable data destruction partner who satisfies all of their information destruction regulatory requirements.

Working with NAID Certified companies indemnifies clients against any legal liability related to compliance with information destruction laws and regulations. Maxxum is proud to be AAA Certified with NAID.

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