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Patients don't own health record data

There's a lot of activity surrounding the implementation of electronic health records but one thing that doesn't get talked about much is who owns the data EHRs contain. One would assume it's the patient. One would be wrong.

 

ECMs need more social content tools, better agility

Kate Fuelling, consultant for Lime Business Solutions, penned a great thought piece that takes a look at why the ECM space needs to be more agile and responsive. She says technology is moving at lightening speed, government policies are changing, workers have higher expectations and ECM needs to keep up with it all.

Spotlight: Pay attention during ECM deployment or end up as road kill

If you plan to languish around during ECM deployment instead of paying attention to what's going on around you, expect to find yourself looking at the undercarriage of a very big bus.

It's time to leave the information governance echo chamber

Information governance has been a topic of interest in enterprise content management since the industry's infancy. 

Convincing workers to part with unneeded data

Corporate attorneys Judy Selby and James Sherer put together an interesting blog post examining why it's so difficult for employees to part with old email, documents and other unneeded data. They liken the behavior to hoarding, offering some insight into the reasons behind it and how you can help your workers rationalize getting rid of detritus there's no longer any reason to keep.

Recommind integrates Axcelerate with EMC SourceOne

Information intelligence vendor Recommind announced last week the integration of its eDiscovery platform Axcelerate with EMC SourceOne archiving software. The new setup allows SourceOne users to safely move documents around between apps, in the cloud or in a licensed environment.

Retail CMS undercutting the customer experience

Companies that cater to customers online need to make sure their data management system isn't inadvertently driving away business. Rachel Serpa, Content Marketing Manager at Gigya, says it's important to make sure the CMS underpinnings of your website enhance the user experience, not undercut it.

 

Federal healthcare IT spending to top $4.8 billion by 2019

Federal-level health IT spending is forecast to reach $4.8 billion by 2019, according to a new report by enterprise software company Deltek. Unsurprisingly, the main reasons behind the megabucks spending are federal healthcare initiatives and the collateral tech needed to make them become reality.

 

Calculating the ROI of ECM

The return on investment for content management systems in the enterprise is an average of $7.50 for every dollar spent--up 23 percent from 2012. That's the word from a report just published by Nucleus Research.

The future of digital asset management

Oracle announced this week its intent to purchase digital asset management, or DAM, vendor Front Porch Digital, for an undisclosed sum. Oracle execs say the acquisition will help the company provide solutions for businesses grappling with the challenges of working with large amounts of rich media.

Spotlight: Efforts to fix federal RM issues may be delayed by Congress

If we're being generous, we could say that current federal records management policies still need ... a little bit of work.

Accellion announces new cloud content connectors for Box, Dropbox

Mobile file sharing vendor Accellion announced this week the availability of a collection of kiteworks cloud content connectors for Box and Dropbox. The new integration gives IT managers control over content employees are storing in the cloud while allowing users to access content from either side of the firewall.

AU government edges closer to total Drupal-based website unification

Australia's plan to combine its multiple governmental websites onto one Drupal-based CMS platform is really starting to come together. Australia's Department of Finance announced this week plans to migrate Australia.gov.au and finance.gov.au to its new online content management system, govCMS, powered by digital business company Acquia.

Inspector General report: EHR certification program deeply flawed

The push to implement electronic health records systems is reaching critical mass but a new report by the HHS Office of Inspector General reveals what some hospital administrators have been saying for a while. The process just isn't ready for prime time.

Alfresco partners with Snowbound for VirtualViewer HTML5 integration

Alfresco has teamed up with document viewing technology provider Snowbound Software to integrate Snowbound's VirtualViewer HTML5 into its collaborative ECM platform, Alfresco One.

 

The part of ECM everyone always forgets

Sometimes getting your data into a content management system is like loading a moving van. You manage to shoehorn everything in just right but then have no idea how to retrieve anything when you're ready to take it out.

Will new court ruling have ripple effect on records retention?

A new ruling by a D.C. court could have a ripple effect on what new types of records federal agencies--and eventually U.S.-based businesses--are compelled to retain.

Spotlight: ECM as shared service

Is ECM effective as a shared service?

Infographic: DAMs save companies thousands every year

If you've been on the fence about implementing a digital asset management system, this infographic from Extensis might provide the final push. It reveals that companies that use DAM systems to manage digital content recoup nearly $200,000 over a period of five years. Conversely, those that don't are losing an average of $44,000 per year.

 

Email migration process doesn't have to be painful

Even though some companies are having difficulty warming up to full-blown cloud-based record management solutions, many are willing to concede the usefulness of storing email in the cloud. However, as with any large data migration, moving vast quantities of email has its own unique challenges and issues.