MyBinding.com announced today the introduction of the new Martin Yale UC5500 ScriptStroyer Pharmacy Shredder. This new shredder is designed specifically for pharmacies and pharmacists who need to shred pill bottles, prescription containers and confidential printed labels. The UC5500 shredder offers new technology that allows for shredding of both wet and dry containers and prevents the buildup of adhesive residue on the shredding head.
Hillsboro, OR – March 3, 2009 — MyBinding.com announced today the introduction of the new Martin Yale UC5500 ScriptStroyer Pharmacy Shredder. This new and innovative shredding device was designed by Martin Yale Industries to address identity theft and HIPAA compliance concerns facing pharmacies around the world. The UC5500 ScriptStroyer shredder is designed to shred prescription bottles and caps as well as other plastic bottles up to 3-1/2″ in diameter.
The release of the ScriptStroyer Shredder comes in response to a rising tide of concern over the handling of confidential patient information by pharmacies and pharmacists. Nearly every prescription bottle produced by a pharmacy contains sensitive information protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA requires that organizations such as pharmacies put in safeguards to protect personal health information from being disclosed improperly or unnecessarily. Using a pharmacy shredder such as the UC5500, pharmacists can now ensure their own compliance with patient privacy laws.
In addition to handling empty prescription bottles, the UC5500 is also ideal for handling other confidential information used by pharmacists. Many pharmacies produce hundreds or thousands of excess prescription labels per day. These excess labels along with patient instructions often contain the same information included on a pill bottle. In order to protect patient confidentiality and prevent lapses in compliance, these excess labels and documents also need to be destroyed. The Martin Yale ScriptStroyer Shredder helps to ensure that the destruction of this type of information is convenient and secure.
The ScriptStroyer shredder is designed to slide inconspicuously under a pharmacist’s counter so that empty bottles and unused prescription labels can be immediately destroyed. The shredder uses a new technology that bathes the shredding head in oil allowing it to shred both wet and dry prescription bottles without concern that cough syrups and other substances will cause damage to the unit. In fact, the unit can easily handle adhesive labels which are problematic for many other shredders. It has a compartment for shredding prescription bottles and also has a slot designed to shred up to 10 sheets of paper or label stock. Both paper and plastic are shredded into particles that are 5/32″ x 1-1/2″ in size.
MyBinding.com was selected by Martin Yale Industries as one of only a handful of dealers authorized to distribute the UC5500 ScriptStroyer shredder. MyBinding carries the full line of Martin Yale and Intimus Shredders and paper handling equipment. In fact they are among a select group of dealers that is authorized to sell the complete line of Martin Yale Intimus Industrial Paper Shredders.