Records Management

I am about to work with the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) on the third edition of IHA’s Record Retention Reference. I worked with IHA on the first two editions and look forward to working on the third. I hope we call it Records Management Reference and not Record Retention because records management is broader and more encompassing than record retention.

I am a strong believer in records management. Records should not be hoarded and should be easy to retrieve when needed. I shudder when I hear that colleagues have 6,000 or more emails in their inbox and get chest pain when files are covered high on colleagues’ desks and cover the floors.

If you have suggestions, comments or stories relating to records management, let me know. I have a few good ones I can share with you over a cocktail.