Document & Records Management

Secure messaging services like WhatsApp often feature in the news in the context of their potential use by terrorists. But paradoxically they are now used increasingly by Commonwealth government ministers and other senior officials.

More than three years into its multi-million dollar quest to revolutionise digital record-keeping practices across Federal government, Australia’s Department of Finance has announced another shift in direction and a “review” of the current moratorium on new investment in records management solutions.

Anthony Macciola, Chief Innovation Officer at ABBYY, recently visited Australia and sat down with IDM to discuss the transformation of the enterprise capture market.

It’s no secret that organisations are shifting away from paper-based records and by all accounts the amount of electronic documentation being created and retained is growing. Where once documents were printed only to be boxed in an archiving carton and shipped off to storage, now you have documents being saved into any spare MB of space a user can find where they can quickly find their document again. 

Services organizations have been using transmittal workflows for years. The process consists of collecting multiple documents — some contractual, some operational and some informational — and attaching a summary cover sheet to create a deliverable package. This package, which can be delivered either by courier, mail or fax, today is mostly sent by email.

Two Australian hospitals have been officially recognised as the first hospitals to adopt the highest international standards of digital health at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) AsiaPac18 Conference and Exhibition. St Stephen’s Hospital Hervey Bay (UnitingCare) and The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne are being accredited as Stage 7 – the most advanced stage of the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

As organisations have become more sophisticated in their quest for productivity and competitiveness, they have increasingly realised that the quality and loyalty of their employees is one of the most important factors. Managing HR processes and compliance requirements effectively can take valuable time and resources away from strategic initiatives, so it’s essential for businesses to streamline and automate HR processes wherever possible, according to M-Files.

JotForm has launched a PDF Editor that promises to make it easy for anyone to turn online form response data into professional and polished PDFs.

Australian businesses are currently faced with the challenge of managing and storing a plethora of distributed unstructured data sets. Unstructured data comes in various forms – documents, audio, digital images, video – and from multiple sources including sensors, employees, customers and other external channels.

Chromaway AP, the Asia Pacific distributor and reseller for blockchain developer Chromaway AB, has announced it will work with New South Wales Land Registry Services (NSW LRS) to create a blockchain-based proof of concept for electronic property conveyancing (eConveyancing).

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