Caredove users play an important part of managing information securely and privately. At Caredove, we put in technical safeguards to make the data secure, but you have permissions that grant you access to sensitive information that you need to keep secure too.
PHI deserves the utmost dedication to privacy.
Due to the confidential nature of personal health information, it has to be treated with caution. As such, steps should be taken to ensure that privacy is a top priority and automatic deletion helps to accomplish just that.
Retaining PHI for longer periods of time increases risk.
The longer information is retained, the more information it contains and the greater number of people who may come in contact with it. By keeping retention periods low, data is able to maintain its integrity and still serve its purpose.
Automatic deletion ensures consistent data removal.
Automating the deletion process ensures that the data is deleted regularly, consistently, and effectively. By removing the human element, this process can continue regardless of who is on vacation, if calendar reminders get deleted, etc.