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Records and Documents Management

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Latest Headlines

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.  

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."

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: 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. 

Spotlight: NARA formulates government email-management plan

The National Archives and Records Administration has come up with a way to categorize government email for retention or disposal that's based on the pedigree of the sender, not the contents of the message. 

Workiva launches cloud-based tool for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance

Wdesk, Workiva's cloud-based business reporting tool, has a new feature designed to help companies with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Evidence Management for Wdesk allows internal auditing teams to annotate documents for a thorough audit trail.

Medical records management falters under 'cultural challenges'

A Pennsylvania hospital is about to bring a new medical records management system online. It's the first of its kind since the medical facility opened its doors 37 years ago.

Report shows most hospitals meet EHR incentive requirements

A new  report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reveals that more than 96 percent of large hospitals throughout the United States meet the requirements for the meaningful use of certified health IT systems.