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The Kentucky Air National Guard had additional training supplies that needed to be stored. Expanding the space wasn’t viable, so the only option was to find a way to increase the room’s storage capacity.
Consider how you currently store files and identify the strengths and weaknesses of your filing system, not only as they relate to HIPAA but also as they relate to your daily needs for access, organization, and space. Identify where your system falls short, and be sure to address these issues when selecting your new system.
Datum is pleased to announce that its Weapons Cabinet has received a perfect score from the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) “Member Tested and Recommended Program.” In order to receive this score, a variety of factors were taken into account. The design, durability, ease of use, performance, and versatility…
Record keeping is a never-ending challenge for municipalities, and Northampton County in eastern Pennsylvania is no exception. In addition to the usual document storage, Northampton County houses an extensive historical archive stretching back more than 250 years. In 2004, the County ran out of space for its growing archives and turned to off-site storage for some of their files.
When it comes to choosing storage options for a correctional facility or detention center, security and space are always top concerns. Whether you need to store weapons, inmate property, or medical supplies, your method of storage has to be secure and keep stored items safe by controlling access.
As your facility and personnel grow, so does your need for storage. Expanding your storage capabilities shouldn’t mean outsourcing storage or expanding your facility. Your existing storage may need to be working harder for you. The MobileTrak5® is Datum’s leading high-density storage solution.
Following a sizable merger, a U.S. refinery needed to find space within its corporate facility for 80 additional workstations and corresponding files. The department expanded to include seven work groups that all needed convenient central access to corporate tax documents. Previously, the department relied on lateral files, rotary cabinets, and vertical filing cabinets to manage its file storage needs, but with the addition of the workstations and limited floor space, the client needed a new alternative.
How can all of those lighter-than-the wind individual pieces of paper become such a dense and heavy mass when collected and filed? Anyone who has ever been tasked with moving a full filing cabinet, or boxing the contents of one up for storage, knows that it takes a bit of strength to budge that weight. Many offices are stocked with filing cabinets, lateral files or other storage methods that not only collect that paper weight, but stack it fairly high.
Hardcopy paper medical records are notoriously vulnerable to security violations. Hazards ranging anywhere from unprotected FTP access to normal (and unfortunately common) human error make medical file storage a challenge for healthcare providers everywhere. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) instituted guidelines for the secure handling of clients’ Protected Health Information – or PHI – and officials follow through with strict recourse anytime an agency fails to maintain compliance.
It’s time to look at the budget again. For government agencies and public entities, that means careful consideration of storage, shelving and filing systems. Safety, security, space and asset allocation, mobility and capacity are all top priorities – and common difficulties – for most public and government organizations.