Records and Documents Management

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Spotlight: Indiana judge pushes for court e-filing system statewide

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush is asking the state legislature for $5 million to purchase a statewide e-filing software system that will allow litigants to file and process all court documents online.

Documents aren't the most important thing in your office

Dan Burger, Vice President and Executive Managing Editor of IT Jungle, says too many people view content management systems as a simply a way to scan and capture vast amounts of paper documents. "But if that's all you think it is, you are missing the big picture," he warned in a  recent article.

New coalition seeks federal records management reforms

ARMA International has joined forces with a handful of private sector information management organizations to form the Coalition for Public Sector Information Governance Leadership. Together they plan to offer guidance and ideas on IG best practices to the federal government.

EPA in hot water over missing digital records

The EPA Inspector General announced plans this week to conduct an internal audit to look into whether the agency intentionally destroyed text messages sent by a top official.

Pediatric EHR use on the rise despite obstacles

A recent  study  of the pediatric health care industry revealed that the use of electronic health records is on the rise.

Chicago's march toward the paperless city

Here's a statistic for you. 34 percent of Chicago's  total trash output  comes from paper.

Electronic health record Stage 3 rules under review

The Office of Management and Budget has received a proposal for a new set of rules for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use Electronic Health Records incentive program. If approved, the rules could relax the stringent nature of Stage 2 rules that currently make EHR adoption difficult for small healthcare organizations and medical practices.  

Tips for creating a document capture policy for mobile devices

Since  more than half of adults own a smartphone  and  95 percent  of organizations either support or allow BYOD programs, mobile capture is becoming more than just a catchphrase. Once simply a tool for field workers to snap an image of a document on the fly, mobile capture is now a cog in the work processes of all kinds of industries and office environments.

Document management in the age of email

Depending on who you listen to, email is a pox on the entire records management ecosystem or simply an inevitable consequence of the modern workplace. From discovery to storage to info governance, email poses challenges to even the strongest records management policies--which is unfortunate since it's widespread use isn't likely to change anytime soon.

It's okay to send paper copies of digitized docs to the circular file. Really.

If you're hanging on to paper copies of documents once they've been digitized, you may not only be wasting space. You might also also be opening yourself up to discovery risks.