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How to safeguard paper medical records

These days, most of the discussion about medical records involves the “big” issues like privacy and electronic health records. While these are certainly challenging issues that require much discussion and planning, we have found that basic safeguarding of medical records can get overlooked. In all the discussion about privacy security, it is essential to take care of the basics.Read More

How to manage records during a corporate move – part 2

In last week’s blog post we started to tackle the massive challenge of managing records during a corporate move. As we learned, there are some essential steps to take before the move begins. These include auditing the individual collections being moved, updating your records governance policies and reducing the volume of records being moved. With those measures in place, it’s time to consider how you’ll manage records during and after the move. Unfortunately, records management can’t step back at this point and leave the process entirely in the hands of the moving company. It is essential that we take a guiding role by bringing clear procedures and tools to the process.Read More

How to manage records during a corporate move – part 1

Corporate moves are the kind of thing that send a shiver down the spine of most records managers. As far as RIM challenges go, corporate moves are on the scale of “seismic” events – full of major upheavals and plenty of risks. If your organization is planning a move, the only way to ensure success is to take a proven, methodical approach. In a two-part blog post we will outline the best practices you can use to minimize risk and keep records accessible before, during and after the move.Read More

How We Helped Malcom X Get Better at Records Management

Malcolm X College of Chicago (MXC) has a historical records collection including tens of thousands of documents going back to 1911. This critical information had always been housed in a massive storage room full of dusty boxes where staff often spent hours looking for a single record. It was clear to the new registrar that the organization needed a records management strategy for these vital documents.Read More

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Lockers checklist: narrowing down your options

As one of the most customizable types of storage out there, lockers come in a variety of sizes, shapes, styles, colors and materials with practically limitless configurations. With all of these options available, where do you start? Download our free printable checklist » We’ve put together a (nearly) comprehensive list to help you narrow down […]Read More

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