Many healthcare providers are not properly disposing of their electronic devices, which can lead to privacy and security risks. Less than 10% of discarded computers and electronics are currently recycled, and many of these devices contain protected health information. Proper disposal methods, such as clearing, purging, or destroying the media, are necessary to protect patient privacy and comply with HIPAA rules. Companies like Sims Recycling Solutions specialize in data clearing and destruction for healthcare clients.
Mayo Clinic has partnered with Microsoft to be one of the first healthcare systems to utilise Microsoft 365 Copilot, a generative AI platform. The early