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The pros and cons of EHR adoption, according to nurses

When it comes to adopting electronic health record (EHR) systems in healthcare environments, there's good news and bad news. Nurses love them and would dislike reverting back to paper-based systems. Unfortunately, they're rarely consulted on EHR system deployments even though they're the ones using them on the front lines.

Report: WordPress leads the pack as most used CMS

WordPress continues to dominate the content management system space, dramatically outpacing other well known CMS options like Joomla and Drupal. A new report released by CodeGuard offers an interesting look at the choices companies make about the technology they adopt.

 

Records management firm in hot water for tossing medical records in a dumpster

The Illinois Attorney General's office has filed a lawsuit against Chicago-area document storage company FileFax, alleging it tossed hundreds of medical records in a dumpster outside its office. The files belonged to a chain of local healthcare providers that contracted with FlieFax to safely destroy patient files. It's safe to assume throwing them in a back alley trash can wasn't part of that agreement.

CTERA launches 'ambitious' new enterprise data services platform

Enterprise data services vendor CTERA calls the newest release of its flagship data protection platform it's "most ambitious product launch ever." CTERA Enterprise Data Services Platform 5.0 is designed to provide a comprehensive set of tools for managing, accessing, protecting and governing enterprise data and files.

Report: 57% of businesses support outsourcing document processing tasks

Document processing outsourcing isn't a new fad. It's been a staple of modern business practices for years and helps companies deal with document management tasks ranging from scanning to printing and points in between. A new report sponsored by AIIM and Swiss Post Solutions reveals that 57 percent of businesses support the outsourcing document processing tasks, but not every organization is comfortable sending their processes offshore.

 

Is DAM tech poised for major change?

Is digtal asset management on the brink of a major change? Some industry experts seem to think so.

New Adobe Experience Manager tools tie big data to creative content

Adobe deepened the ties between big data and creative content with the inclusion of new asset management tools in Adobe Experience Manager. Adobe's goal is to simplify the process of shepherding content from its creation to its eventual marketing destination.

Jive chimes in on real-time worker collaboration

Whether your workers are distributed across an office building or the globe, real-time team messaging is becoming a must-have tool in the workplace. Tools like Google Hangouts or Skype can get the job done, but they're typically not the most reliable or secure options. Instead, organizations may want to take notice of Jive Software's newest communication and collaboration tool, Chime.

Vox Media launches Chorus, CMS for advertisers

It's only been a few months since Vox Media hinted at plans to offer its custom content management system to advertisers looking for a way to monetize the content management experience. Vox CEO Jim Bankoff made it official last week with the announcement of the availability of Chorus for Advertisers.

Spotlight: Is this the end of the road for ECM tech?

AIIM president John Mancini says "the ECM industry is in need of a new label."

News and notes from Microsoft Ignite

Can't make it to Microsoft Ignite this year? The event is just underway, and here are some news and notes we've collected so far.

Millennials are shaping future of content management

Many of us can agree that technology is changing the way we work but the case can also be made that technology is changing because of the way we work. Information Age's Ben Rossi says worker expectations are shaping the ways in which traditional content management systems are developing and, specifically, millennials have a lot to do with it.

Archive Systems launches sweeping updates to its FileBRIDGE platform

Unified document management vendor FileBRIDGE made a series of announcements this week about its collection of technologies; FileBRIDGE Digital, FileBRIDGE Paper and FileBRIDGE Governance. A handful of new updates and improvements bring a host of tools the company says will "flip the HR time allocation pyramid upside down."

Are you archiving your Web content? You should be

Some organizations, by their very nature, are required to archive some or all of the Web content they create. A recent report developed by Osterman research recommends that even companies that aren't required to archive its Web content for later retrieval should takes steps to do so.

Weighing the pros and cons of e-signatures

A big challenge organizations face when trying to go at least semi-paperless is what to do about getting necessary signatures on documents. The easy answer is to print out the docs, pass them around, and then scan them back into the system for safe-keeping. It may get the job done, but it's hardly efficient.

Spotlight: Forbes flies high with custom CMS, Falcon

Tech Target takes an inside look at Falcon, Forbes' custom-built CMS that manages both editorial and advertising content.

Learning from ECM implementation failure

The only thing more nerve-wracking than implementing a new content management system is the fear of failing during or soon after the process. When a Canadian university's attempted adoption of a new CMS crashed and burned in spectacular fashion, they wanted to know what went wrong so they hired consultant Chris Walker to figure it out. Here's a rare and candid look at what happened.

Has enterprise social run its course?

What does that mean for standalone enterprise social software solutions? Are they still useful and relevant? Are the social tools built into today's traditional enterprise products good enough? Let's look at the state of enterprise social and make some predictions about where the market is headed.

Docs threaten to switch EHR vendors, but will it really matter?

It's no secret that physicians are angry about the current state of the electronic health record industry. Many healthcare providers accuse EHR vendors of locking down patient information in an...

Spotlight: University of Oregon archivist speaks out against school administration

In a follow up to last week's Editor's Corner, we have an update on the University of Oregon archivist who was suspended earlier this year over the school's records management fiasco has spoken out.