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Keep Employees and Patients Safe

Paper Records and Forms

Employee and patient PII and PHI is everywhere across healthcare departments, offices, and hospitals. To be HIPAA compliant, these documents need to not only be properly stored, but properly disposed of as well. SEM offers a variety of paper shredders that vary in throughput, size, and speed to meet any volume.

Electronic Data

As patient information continues to be digitized and stored on servers, the risk for a breach or leak increases exponentially. While cybersecurity should be a top priority, it is also critical that old computers, HDDs, and SSDs that house PII and PHI are properly disposed of to ensure no information can be recovered.

Access Cards and IDs

For secure facilities and locations within healthcare operations, access cards and IDs are required to enter. To ensure that these cards don’t fall into the wrong hands, it is best practice to securely destroy these cards once they reach end-of-life.

Need Compliance Help?

Want to learn more about HIPAA compliance? Check out a blog from our experts breaking down everything you need to know.

A History of Trust

Learn how SEM has adapted to ever-evolving data destruction needs and remained the trusted global and industry partner throughout the last 50 years.

Scalable Solutions

Need a couple paper shredders for patients’ PHI on forms or a centralized destruction solution for paper, drives, and other health records? SEM has you covered. With in-house engineering, a global service team, and unparalleled customer support, a SEM solution includes much more than a data destruction machine: it includes the service, support, quality, and efficiency that the federal government has come to rely on for over 50 years.


See what our experts are saying about data destruction in the healthcare industry.

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How NOT to Destroy Paper Documents

In the age of Big Media, it’s easy for some to say, “Paper is dead! Everything is digital now!” Well, not quite. Even as we … Continue reading How NOT to Destroy Paper Documents


Paper: It’s Here to Stay and It’s Loaded with Sensitive Data

It’s quite ironic that in the digital age, there is still so much paper being used. True, more and more organizations have “gone paperless,” whether … Continue reading Paper: It’s Here to Stay and It’s Loaded with Sensitive Data


How to Effectively Maintain HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud

In today’s digital age, the majority of data is stored electronically in internet-based cloud software. Whether for convenience or accessibility, or due to physical hardware … Continue reading How to Effectively Maintain HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud


Making Sense of HIPAA

HIPAA is an acronym for Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act which was enacted in 1996. It requires the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop regulations protecting the privacy and security of certain health information.

Downloadable Guides

Media Sanitization: Best Practices for Organizations

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and a few minutes of cyber-incident to ruin it” – Stephane Nappo.

Looking to learn more about data destruction policies across industries in the government and commercial sectors? Check out our new Media Sanitization – Best Practices for Organizations e-book.

Popular Healthcare Solutions

SEM Model 344

SEM Model 344 is the only NSA listed paper shredder that shreds to a particle size over 50% smaller than the 1mm x 5mm mandate. Feel comfortable knowing that all information is being shredded to a 0.8mm x 2.5mm particle, future-proofing your data destruction to any change in specification – for any industry.

SEM Model 0101 HDD Crusher

At the touch of a button, the SEM Model 0101 Hard Drive Crusher delivers 12,000 pounds (490K PSI) of force to a conical punch causing catastrophic trauma to the hard drive chassis while destroying the internal platter. The unit is quiet, smooth and virtually vibration free.


SEM Model DS-200

The Model DS-200 turnkey disintegrator is evaluated and listed on the NSA/CSS EPL for Paper Disintegrators for the destruction of paper, CDs, and key tape. With a final particle size 50% smaller than a conventional high security shredder at 2mm-9mm, this dual stage disintegrator meets DIN 66399 level P-7 standards and can additionally destroy small e-media devices.

This revolutionary device is the only turnkey disintegrator for medium and high volume paper destruction.

SEM Model 1201CC

SEM Model 1201CC is an NSA listed classified paper shredder that is eco-friendly and requires no oil to operate. Easily shred paper to a final particle size of 1mm x 5mm with an easy to use interface. This product, unique to SEM, can help reduce carbon footprints and aid in meeting sustainability goals.

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Paper/Optical Shredders

SEM offers a variety of paper and optical shredders listed on the NSA Evaluated Products List (EPL), as well as industrial solutions for commercial partners to meet standards across HIPAA, FISMA, and more. Find the perfect shredder to meet your organization’s volume, speed, and size for paper, CDs, DVDs, and BDs.

IT Solutions

SEM has a complete line of IT destruction devices that includes a variety of crushers and shredders for HDDs, SSDs, and small eMedia storage devices. The IT line also includes degaussers that are listed on the Evaluated Products List (EPL) to permanently scramble the binary field of magnetic storage devices such as HDDs and data tapes per NSA standards.

Multipurpose Solutions

Not every organization is destroying one type of media – and that’s where SEM multipurpose destroyers come in. These USA manufactured devices can destroy a combination of optical media including CDs, DVDs, and BDs, small eMedia devices like flash drives, Iron Keys, and SSD chips, paper, key tape, and more.


SEM designed the world’s first paper disintegrator in 1968 and we’ve been perfecting the solution ever since. SEM disintegrator systems come in a variety of value kits with endless customization options to meet any organization’s high security data destruction needs. Fully scalable from small room solutions to full warehouse destruction environments.

Need Some Guidance?

Want to learn more about SEM healthcare solutions? Contact us today to have one of our specialists guide you through the process of finding the perfect customized solution for all your data destruction needs.