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Medical practitioners: How to ensure a successful transition to an EHR system

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Any medical office that has implemented an electronic health records (EHR) system, or is considering doing so, will want to take note of a potential pitfall that could reduce the effectiveness of your EHR investment and result in hard dollar losses. It’s important that you take full advantage of the improved efficiencies that come with an EHR system so you can see more patients in a day and increase your revenue. Continue reading


Solving the Challenges of Records Retention in the Cloud

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The various issues to consider when looking at records storage in the cloud don’t end with just the legal issues – you must also address the question of records retention. Specifically, how the cloud affects your ability to retain and dispose of records in accordance with the law and any other applicable guidelines. The cloud is simply another option for the storage of your records, and as such, the same basic retention requirements apply. This means your move to the cloud needs to be underpinned by a comprehensive and well-researched records retention policy. Continue reading


Avoiding a Legal Storm When Storing Records in the Cloud

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

In the context of electronic records, cloud storage offers equal measures of potential and pitfall. Initially, the idea that your electronic records will be stored off site in a virtual environment made up of networked computers takes a bit of getting used to. Once the concept is familiar, the appeal of storing records in the cloud becomes clear. Specifically, cheap, off-site digital storage that never needs to be maintained and grows effortlessly as your storage needs grow. However, every records manager worth his or her salt will inevitably ask the million-dollar question: does cloud record storage jive with our legal obligations for records management?
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Why electronic records management implementations go off the rails

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The benefits of electronic records management (ERM) are well known: more efficient storage of collections, faster retrieval times of information, better compliance, and more. For years records managers have been moving towards implementation projects to realize those benefits for their organizations, but according to Mimi Donne, records and information management project manager and consultant/owner of Mimi Dionne Consulting, those projects often fall off the rails mid-way through execution. Continue reading


Your Checklist for Designing Electronic Folder Structures that Work

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

With so many rules and business requirements impacting the proper way to store electronic records, it’s no longer enough to click “Save as,” create electronic folders on the fly, and … Continue reading


How Santa Uses ECM to Manage His Deluge of Letters

Monday, December 17, 2012

We came across this interesting article that proves Santa, among his other talents, is an extraordinary records manager, one who uses ECM to keep kids big and small smiling over … Continue reading