Posts by leon

Don’t Store Health Records In Self Storage Units!

If you are a Covered Entity or Business Associate under HIPAA/HITECH, you are responsible for your health records. In the American Heath Information Management Association (AHIMA)  newsletter from May 25, 2010, there is an extremely timely and pertinent article that every organization that works with personal health information should read:  Off-site Storage:  No More “Out…

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Common Records Keeping Problems

We work every day with organizations throughout Arkansas, and even throughout our country.  There are several common problems that we address day after day. 1.    Decentralized control of records.  This exists in almost every organization of every size.  Human Resources takes care of human resource records.  The business department takes care of accounts payable…

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Why Records Management?

We work with business people every day struggling with the impact of out-of-control records in the workplace. Whether these records are electronic or paper, the consequences are the same. The Environmental Protection Agency has a nice article explaining 10 business reasons why organizations need records management programs. 1. To Control the Creation and Growth of…

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Protecting your Data and Electronic Records.

The majority of our clients are small businesses with fewer than 50 employees. For many of these folks, backing up and accessing saved data is a frightening, on-going battle. With the amount of change in the world of information systems, we can all use some good advice. Just as important, we need advice that is…

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Records and Litigation

Stacy Jackson wrote an excellent article on records and litigation in the November/December 2011 issue of Information Management. Let me summarize a bit of the article. In lawsuits, sometimes individuals are the target of litigation, but many times, the organization, itself, is the target. For instance, a certain policy that a company maintains or fails…

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Contingency Planning

In our business, we constantly work with clients, converting paper records to electronic images, storing and managing backup media, paper records storage and access, and other facets of records management. But as Hurricane Isaac slowly heads into Arkansas, the subject of business interruption seems pertinent. Our firm meets every Wednesday for an hour or so…

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