Compliance and Risk Management
Hiring a qualified service gives your office a record of compliance. Even if your employees shred everything they should, you have no proof that it happens regularly. A receipt from a shredding service, gives you the compliance audit trail which also is part of your HIPAA compliance.
So, not only are employees more likely to comply with the destruction program, you have the audit trail to back it up â€“ and for less cost than destroying it yourself.