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8 Things About Creating Paper Filing Systems – From the Trenches

Our next 8 Things is focused on paper records. However, these 8 pieces of advice work for electronic records too -- except maybe the color-coding bit. Trish Oakes Winners has been a records manager for over 10 years in Alaska and is an AIIM Certified Information Professional. When she isn...

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Set Your Processes Free

Information creation has accelerated at an incredible rate and there is no sign this will slowdown. Think about the amount of information you are exposed to every day. We are in a state of information chaos - I am now a guilty party in your information chaos – and the task of sorting...

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Papersucks: Going Digital Makes Common Sense

We have a winner! As we wrap the 2013 World Paper Free Day, our last item of business (for today) is to announce the winner of the #papersucks contest. The challenge: create one idea for removing paper from a business process, personally or in an organization. The winning entry for our first...

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Paper or digital? A [rhetorical] question for the new age

This is a guest post by Adrian Ungureanu, Principal Consultant and Tony Tummillo, Senior Consultant, at Capco “Paper or plastic?” used to be the expected question at the supermarket checkout counter. In many business settings, the question becomes “Paper or digital?”...

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World Paper Free Day: The #infochats

For this year’s World Paper-free Day (October 24); I’ll be hosting two #infochats. The first will be on October 10 and the second will be on October 24. Each conversation will take place at noon EDT. Join us on those two days, and throughout the month of October, by using hashtag ...

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Divorcing Electronic Medical Records from the Patient’s Paper File Costs Lives and Money

In June, Bloomberg published a story that put the blame for a hospital patient’s death squarely on electronic medical records (EMR). When it appeared that Dr. Scot Silverstein’s 84-year-old mother was having a stroke, she was admitted to the hospital. Checking her EMR, Dr....

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Just the Fax Sir

I know, the title sounds like an old Dragnet episode. (For those of you who are too young, it was a cutting edge TV Detective series about the Los Angeles Police Department in the 1950's.) Anyway, this sentence is what was given in response to my question about emailing information to an...

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And the winner is … paper?

My wife and I saw the movie Argo last night as part of our run-up to the Oscars this weekend, and I couldn't help but be struck by one scene that perfectly framed the old argument over the relative security of paper vs. electronic documents. (Yes, I know, it's a sickness. But come on,...

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A not-so-brave world of paper

AIIM President John Mancini wrote a post recently called " The Brave New World of Scanning and Capture - Really? " that addressed some of the information management challenges associated with buying a car. I just had the opportunity to refinance my house and as I went through that...

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The Paper Case

Some of you will remember the movie The Paper Chase , from which I unashamedly stole the inspiration for the title of this post. This photo is from this CBC News article . This post was inspired by a broadcast on CBC Radio last Sunday (July 1 st ). At least, I think it was Sunday. I...

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