Records and Documents Management

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The move from EHRs to electronic health plans

As more healthcare providers get their electronic healthcare record systems in place, the looming question is how to take EHR management to the next level. John Glaser, senior vice president of health IT services company Cerner Corp., says it's time to consider electronic health plans.

Australian records mismanagement affects asylum seekers

"A combination of poor recording keeping by the Australian Immigration department and bad data management by International Health and Medical Services (IHMS) has resulted in the IHMS being...

DOD awards EHR contract to Leidos, Accenture and Cerner

Last week I reported on the status of the Pentagon's electronic health records project, and claimed that it could be a massive and expensive flop. One point of contention from critics was that whomever was eventually awarded the contract to modernize the EHR record system would end having too much control over sensitive data. Politico reported that a handful of former Pentagon IT professionals called for a one-year delay on the announcement of a new vendor. They didn't get their wish.

Legal eagle recommends reporters push back against discretionary public records policies

Kristin Bergman, Legal Fellow on the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, says it really shouldn't be as difficult as it is for journalists to access official business emails from the government.

Pentagon EHR project could be expensive flop

For some time now, the Pentagon has been planning to announce a new records system that, among other things, would integrate nicely with the VA's recent attempts to modernize its electronic health records system for better interoperability between agencies. At the eleventh hour, healthcare providers and politicians close to the project say it will be an expensive and inefficient flop.

ImageSite DMS gets a face-lift, new features, AutoCAD 2015 support

eQuorum Corporation announced the release of a new version of its document management system, ImageSite, that includes a slew of new features and an overhauled UI. ImageSite 9.1, written in HTML5 is supported by all platforms, no Java required, and is available to customers now.

Spotlight: Lessons learned from government document mismanagement scandals

Government document mismanagement stories make for great headlines, but also come with lessons to be learned once you get past some common misconceptions about how and why they happen. FCW's Adam...

Shredding ban lifted for Canadian government following policy review

Back in May of this year, the Canadian government was struggling with accusations it had improperly destroyed an unspecified number of public records following the election of new party leaders. As a result, document shredding was halted at all government agencies pending an investigation into the matter. Last week, public agencies were given the go-ahead to fire up the shredders once again.

Spotlight: $50 million EHR transition in Ventura County hospitals gets failing grade

County-run hospitals in Ventura, California took another hit from the civil grand jury last month. They've criticized the hospital system three times in 13 months for a variety of issues...

Research shows EHR data, combined with other tools, can help predict patient falls

A study published in June in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found that combining data from sources including an EHR system improved the accuracy of predictions that identify patients at risk of falling.