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ArkCase: Getting Some Love

It's been a long time (OK, a few years) since I last wrote about ArkCase.  What's been happening since then? We wrote the ArkCase  framework using Spring and Spring MVC.  It was successful: we supported a few customers.  One customer was very large and required many...

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Tips for Starting an Enterprise Document Capture Project

In today’s world, it is critical that businesses and government organizations are able to capture and fully utilize all of the information they have at their disposal, this includes information found on both paper and electronic documents. This is where intelligent...

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Is Your EMR Holding You Hostage?

Let’s take a look at “Nirvana Health System,” a hypothetical 1000 bed system in the City of Nirvana. The system has 7000 employees, 7 hospitals, more than 200 doctors on staff, with another 800 or so who independently perform services in the area. Historically they...

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An Insider’s Perspective: The CPSC Project

It was in the fall of 2010 when I got a call that began my engagement on one of the most interesting projects that I have worked on in recent times. The situation, the project was with one of the leading product safety regulators in the world.  The international arm...

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The Andy Fastow Subtext…

File this under: “what the …”, “huh?!”, “is this ECM related…”, or “let’s bear with it for a bit, it may go somewhere…”. So for those of you who may not have heard: The Andy Fastow Story is a far-fetched, weird and wonderful fantasy about a man who single-handedly...

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What is a Record?

“What is a record?” This is the fundamental question that must be answered before answering "What is records management". Without a clear answer to that question, one cannot determine record titles, develop and apply retention schedules, structure file plans or manage...

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Other People of Case Management

For the last few blog posts, we have discussed answers to different aspects of the question "What is Case Management". With the several roles that are involved in controlling and managing components of a Case Management system. Lets discuss a few more: A couple more...

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NIEM as it relates to Case Management

As it relates to Case Management, NIEM is very important.  The need for sharing information is vital for the war on terrorism as well as combating domestic crimes (i.e. drugs, sexual perpetrators and etc.).  Law Enforcement agencies have to be able to share case...

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Retention Policy Consolidation

One of the often overlooked challenges of electronic records management is the control and maintenance of retention policies.  This is particularly difficult if you are faced with a large number of members in your organization's different record series categories. ...

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Electronic Health Records – Possible or Not?

There have been a large number of articles published regarding electronic health records.  I wanted to share my thoughts given that Health IT an area that I believe has a tremendous amount of potential.  This topic is nothing new, it has been discussed, tried,...

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