Category: Regulation Compliance

Do Electronic Health Records Need an ECM Boost?

According to Reed Gelzer, M.D., and head of Newbury, New Hampshire based Trustworthy EHR, electronic health records may be posing issues for providers when it comes to medical malpractice litigation. As electronic health records, or EHRs, become commonplace in healthcare, they are becoming increasing prevalent in malpractice lawsuits. Unfortunately, according to Gelzer, these electronic documents… Read More »

Electronic Contract Management

Businesses are setting their sights on procurement as an area overdue for productivity and operational enhancements. Unfortunately, many companies have found that there are several obstacles which have made effective procurement more of a challenge than ever before. These obstacles include: Increasing inbound information (aka Big Data) Extended supply chains Disjointed processes Unintegrated silos Fortunately,… Read More »

Data Breach Statistics

When it comes to the safety of corporate information, nothing strikes fear into the hearts of business owners like the phrase “data breach”. Defined as any incident during which sensitive or confidential information is potentially stolen or used by an unauthorized party, data breaches have become an increasing threat for companies large and small. Internal… Read More »

Electronic Medical Records: Who, Why, and How

Electronic medical records, or EMRs, are an electronic alternative to paper charts used by healthcare organizations. These electronic patient records improve the process of patient record keeping and enable clinicians to increase the quality of patient care within their practice. Implementing an EMR solution is often seen as a burdensome task. When faced with planning… Read More »

Record Retention Requirements – Basic Rules for Business Record Retention

How long am I supposed to keep my records? When establishing record retention guidelines, this will most likely be the first and most important question you will ask. A solid record retention guide, one that strictly follows industry specific record retention requirements, is critical in running a compliant and efficient organization. However, for many business… Read More »

$44.5M Document Storage Settlement

The information and document storage company Iron Mountain has recently agreed to shell out $44.5 million dollars to settle allegations against the company in regards to overcharging federal agencies for their record storage services. But who is responsible for this recent payout? Iron Mountain allegedly reported its pricing issues to the GSA before any official… Read More »

HR Records Retention Requirement Guide

Human resources and personnel records represent some of the most important and sensitive documents your organization can possess. As such, it’s important to be aware of each document’s record retention requirements at the federal level and by state. Below is a guide to records retention requirement duration by document type. The best way to use… Read More »

Acquisition Due Diligence Simplified

Implementing a document management solution can be extremely beneficial when navigating the merger and acquisition process. During an acquisition, the acquiring party must choose how important documents (HR files, contracts, invoices, loans, etc.) will be managed and shared with a variety of internal teams (legal, finance, sales, HR, etc.). These records will then adopt the… Read More »

How HR Can Leverage AP Document Management

If your accounts payable department is using document management as a way to archive and/or automate the processing of invoices, you can use the same system in human resources to automate new employee on-boarding and to make employee records instantly available – all for an incremental expense, rather than making a significant capital investment. Similarities… Read More »