Tag Archives: Strategic Information Management

Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) Solution Failures and Potential Fixes

Earlier this month The Rand Corporation published a report entitled, What It Will Take To Achieve The As-Yet-Unfulfilled Promises Of Health Information Technology. As a recent New York Times article points out, it was a Rand Corporation report published in 2005 that helped fuel the EHR solutions juggernaut by offering a too rosy prediction that $81 billion in annual savings were to be had with rapid adoption of health IT. In the intervening years, healthcare costs have continued to escalate thanks, in part, to missed opportunities and flawed policies surrounding the deployment, use and funding for EHRs. So why are EHRs failing and what can government, the healthcare industry and consumers do about it? Continue reading

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Is Your ECM Solutions Stack Enterprise Ready?

End-user organizations need to be on the lookout for enterprise ready ECM solutions that can be leveraged across the organization and invest time in seeking out vendors and solution providers who view the enterprise as a holistic entity not as a patchwork of departments each with its own needs, peculiarities and, most of all, budgets. Continue reading

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Information Governance: A Brief Definition and Case Study

There is a lively discussion going on within both the information management (IM) and information technology (IT) communities regarding the role and definition of information governance (IG). This discussion is complicated by the confusion over the roles and responsibilities for records management, information management, data governance, unstructured and structured electronic information and corporate governance that exist in most organizations.

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Connecting the eDiscovery Dots

A successful ediscovery solution implementation still has as much, if not more, to do with non-technical factors than better technology. Regardless of how mature the technology gets, the business of ediscovery is, and will continue to be, driven by human judgment. Users also need to consider ediscovery solutions that provide enterprise-wide value. Continue reading

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Information Governance Brief: Does Content Quality Matter?

Creating a content quality program is a multi-dimensional effort that involves senior management commitment, cooperation among all relevant content stakeholders and a belief that quality in electronic content is a viable and perhaps even a necessary approach. Continue reading

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