I Heart My Shredder: A "paperless" office has to dispose of an awful lot of paper. For a doctor's office, that means shredding so as to avoid violating HIPAA rules. I've spent over $300 on shredders that break down after six months, but I think I've finally found one that stands up to the use and at less than what I've been spending. I bought it because the Amazon reviewers called it a "workhorse." It is. It even automatically kicks into reverse and back into forward to unjam the paper when there's a little more than it can handle at once. My staff says it's working better and that it has to be emptied less.
Someday, electronic medical records will fulfill their promise of creating a paperless office, but that someday won't be until all the labs and diagnostic centers and pharmacies and employers and insurance companies are using the same system to send paperwork via pixels. When that day comes, I'll probably be retired. Viva la shredder. posted by Sydney on
5/01/2007 08:24:00 AM