Custodian Articles

What Are Records Custodians and What Are Their Responsibilities?

“Records custodian” — sometimes called a “custodian of records” — is a term that seems self-explanatory. On a basic level, a records custodian is exactly what it sounds like: an entity that has custody (possession) of a record. How
By ABI - November 28th, 2018

4 Document Management System Features You Need

At ABI, our record retrieval services don’t end with delivering documents. Our clients also benefit from our document management system, which makes it easy to view, sort and analyze multiple records on one platform. If you’re considering a d
By ABI - November 21st, 2018

Why Are Custodians an Important Part of Record Retrieval?

Much of the discussion around record retrieval centers on the requesting party. However, records custodians are a critical component in any retrieval request. At ABI, we are proud of the long-standing relationships we maintain with medical record
By ABI - October 31st, 2018

Best Practices for Record Custodians

Record custodians have the important task of storing and managing records, including medical records. A 2012 survey found that medical records make up 30 percent of the world’s total data storage. Because medical records contain sensitive pe
By ABI - October 10th, 2018

Best Password Practices Can Stop Cyber Criminals in Their Tracks

Many people use a “set it and forget it” approach to passwords. Others create passwords that are easy to remember and thus vulnerable to data thieves. Passwords are a first line of defense against data breaches, which continue to increase yea
By ABI - October 10th, 2018

Why Electronic Records Can Be More Secure Than Paper

Medical records contain sensitive personal information, including financial account numbers and private health details. While most people think of hacking as a top data security threat, internal "snooping" by employees with access to records is a
By ABI - September 12th, 2018

7 Ways to Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year Ever

If there’s one thing most businesses say they need it’s greater productivity. It makes sense when you think about it: Given more hours in the day, you could accomplish more, boost your billable hours and grow your bottom line. Change can b
By ABI - September 5th, 2018

50 States and 50 Sets of Rules For Record Retrieval. ABI Can Help.

Lawyers and insurance professionals routinely deal with cases and claims involving parties from multiple jurisdictions. Each state has its own specific rules for subpoenas and records requests, and the burden is on the requesting party to follow
By ABI - October 12th, 2017

Electronic Medical Records Have Gone Mainstream

If you have visited the doctor lately, you may have noticed that your chart has moved from a file holder outside the door to a computer. In fact, electronic medical records (EMR) have become the norm in doctors’ offices and hospitals across the
By ABI - October 5th, 2017

7 Reasons Medical Release Forms Are Denied

Medical release authorization forms are a vital part of any request for medical records. Federal law requires records custodians to ensure the patient consents to his or her protected health information being turned over to a third party. If a la
By ABI - October 3rd, 2017