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    hospitals and doctor offices generally have  protocols for paper records to be shredded before being discarded and there are companies who specialize in destroying medical records.
    The problem is when information leaves the healthcare provider's site to entities that were not covered by HIPAA in the past.  As the move to EMRs increases, the greater danger from hospital and doctor offices having your data is that their computers may be hacked as most healthcare providers' computer protection is a joke

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