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Records Management: Why Is It Important?

Have you given any thought to your company's records management system? Records management refers to any type of logical system designed to organize and store records, while making it easy to access those records when needed. If you are not using a records management system for your business...

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The Future of Records and Information Management Is Today

One of the crucial tasks of records managers is to get the attention of those in the C-suite. The trouble with that is that the C-suite doesn’t care about records. To be honest, I don’t care about records either. When we step back from our worldview and get a bigger picture of the...

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Fraud and Abuse are Bad – But Disease and Death are Worse

A January 8 story in The New York Times shone a bright light on the perils of implementation for electronic health records. “The report was critical of the lack of guidelines around the widely used copy-and-past function…available in many of the largest EHR systems. The...

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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...

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The Good News is that We Can Probably Solve the RM Problems of 1998

Here are what we might call 2013 and 2018 information governance problems: We have 50, or 100, or 1,000 terabytes of documents all over the place in our various systems. How do we sort through it and responsibly retain or dispose appropriately within our budget constraints? ...

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How to Integrate Your Systems of Engagement into Your Systems of Record

This post may help if you’re thinking about what kinds of ECM or Social Collaboration applications should be in your roadmap and how you should prioritize them. Integrating Your SOEs into Your Solid SORs Let’s start with a popular distinction, Systems of Record and ...

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Big data - the e-discovery killer?

Entering the world of big data. Enterprise organisations leap on the bandwagon and introduses social media into the work environment by publishing information on facebook, twitter and its peers. The workforce are using mobile devices to communicate with each other and clients and information...

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Does "record" or "non-record" really matter?

I had no idea blogging would be so educational FOR ME. Putting an idea out there and getting input on it really forces you to refine your thinking. So, I am going to take this opportunity to revise my previous statement that “ Everything is a record ” as follows: Record or non...

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Everything is a Record....there, I said it

It is with thanks to Mark Mandel’s latest post, The State of the Art in Records Management, Part 1 , that I have the courage to state what might be regarded by some as pure records management blasphemy: All information is a record . I came to this conclusion after I decided to...

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