Records and Documents Management

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Spotlight: Getting patients better access to their medical files

 If Noga Leviner gets her way, patients will have a lot better access to their own medical files than they do now

Storing the corporate masterpiece for eternal safekeeping

It's frustrating to snap an important picture on a mobile phone only to lose it a week later because you forgot to back up your device in case of a crash. ZDNet's  Jason Perlow  suggests it's that kind of ambivalence to preserving digital content that "will almost certainly result in the loss of many culturally significant works." What does this have to do with content management? Plenty.

A good CMS tells you where you've been... and where you're going

If your company's workflow favors pen and paper over mobile apps, you may be doing yourself a disservice. You might think relying on notebooks and reams of dead trees is cheaper but, in the end, you could be wasting a lot of time without saving any money.

Hybrid record management systems may offer the best of both worlds

Part of the conundrum facing many businesses attempting to "go digital" is what to make available in a cloud- or server-based record management system and what to keep under literal lock and key. Clearly that's an issue most federal agencies are grappling with as they crawl toward fulfilling the presidential digital records management mandate.

RMS vendors: Don't build a better mousetrap until we find the mouse

When looking for a new records management system, we could spend all day comparing their various differences, debating the merits of each new feature RMS vendors create and poring over comparison charts to determine which solution is "the best." Or we could take a giant, productive step back.

Poor records management bites PG&E in the gasline

Poor records management may lead San Bruno, CA city officials to demand that Pacific Gas and Electric Company's reduce pressure in its gas lines throughout the area until the company is able to prove their safety. The issue stems from a deadly explosion in 2010, which state investigators say was largely caused by sub-standard record keeping and maintenance issues.

Homeland Security automated file system slower than hand processing

The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services hatched a great plan several years ago to automate the immigration and citizenship benefits program. It launched in 2007 and seven years later only nine e-file documents are available online. In fact, the entire filing procedure takes longer now than when the agencies processed the documents by hand.

Spotlight: Government-records compliance deadline quickly approaching for federal agencies

The deadline for the Presidential Directive on Managing Government Records is approaching.

Healthcare content systems 'clearly not working,' says expert

Every industry brings a unique set of challenges for a CMS to contend with but few are as important to get right the first time as the deployment of a content management system in the field of healthcare. In that light, it's a bit frightening to note that only 45 percent of respondents in a recent  survey  of the healthcare and life sciences industries say they have a content strategy in place.

Spotlight: The pros and cons of document-management-as-a-service

If you're noodling around the idea of employing document-management-as-a-service, content management consulting firm Amplexor takes a deep dive into its pros and cons.