Secure PHI in Patient or Customer Care Areas
Do not discuss PHI or customer details in common places such as cafeterias, elevators, parking lots, or outside the facility.
Do not leave hard copy files unattended, for example on top of the desk. Review your company Clean Desk Policy.
If you must work with hard copy files, keep the minimum paperwork exposed to limit casual viewing. When disposing of hard copy PHI, use a cross-cut shredder or place the item in shred bins for third-party safe disposal.