Category Archives: Records management practice

Is it OK to “manipulate” PDFs to improve records management?

This is a question that I hear posed fairly frequently, I guess as a result of organisations managing electronic records rather than – or in addition to – traditional paper records. A typical scenario is an electronic document received into the … Continue reading

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Are Copies as Acceptable as Original Documents?

This is a question that I seem to be hearing with increasing frequency! I think the reason for this is that an increasing number of companies and organizations are introducing electronic document management systems (EDMS). Where there are hard-copy records … Continue reading

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Documentation Risk Adaptations in Clinical Trials

A paper has recently been published under the joint auspices of the UK Department of Health (DH), the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and Medical Research Council (MRC) describing risk-adapted approaches to the management of clinical trials of … Continue reading

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Why Good Records Management Is Key

Authors: Eldin Rammell & Karen Redding (Phlexglobal Ltd) The past year has seen significant consolidation of mid-size CROs, with many of them being bought or put up for sale. In particular, the top six or seven CROs seem to be … Continue reading

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Questions a Sponsor Should Ask a CRO

While I was browsing through my website analytics, I came across the above question that was entered into a search engine which in turn directed somebody to the website. It got me thinking what a great question it was! So, from … Continue reading

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Are You Drowning in Email?

Whenever I chat with business colleagues, one of the most common issues that gets raised is that of email management: we’re receiving too much and spend too much time responding. Well, I just came across an “Email Charter” and thought … Continue reading

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Guidelines for GP Electronic Patient Records

The Department of Health have recently (21 March 2011) revised their good practice guidelines for GP electronic patient records. I’ve just been browsing through the document and whilst much of the content is not directly applicable to me, I was … Continue reading

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