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More in Common Than We Thought!

By: Sue Trombley (@sue_trombley) | Originally posted on: Jun 11, 2014

timthumb Recent research underwritten by Iron Mountain and conducted separately by Cohasset Associates and Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP has proven what we’ve suspected all along: when it comes to information management and governance, at its heart, there is no significant difference in the challenges faced by all industry verticals, or even between North America and Western Europe.

This research was validated by a series of videotaped conversations that I had last week with Linda Kloss, a preeminent authority on Healthcare information management and CEO emeritus of AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association). After discussing the fundamentals of information governance, we confirmed that Healthcare definitely has more in common with other business types than we once thought. You can watch the videos (episodes 31-35), which are a combination of general observations and recommendations, in addition to some Healthcare specific topics.

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Sue Trombley

Sue Trombley

Sue Trombley

Sue Trombley, Managing Director of Thought Leadership at Iron Mountain, has more than 25 years of information governance consulting experience. Prior to her current role, Trombley led Iron Mountain’s Consulting group responsible for business development, managing a team of subject matter experts, and running large engagements. Trombley holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science and recently was certified as an Information Government Professional. She sits on the AIIM Board, the University of Texas at Austin of School of Information Advisory Council, and is VP of the Boston ARMA chapter. She is Iron Mountain’s representative on the newly formed Information Governance Initiative and is frequent speaker at association events.

Bob Williams is the founder and president of Cohasset Associates, Inc. and founder of the National Conference on Managing Electronic Records, (MER).Mr. Williams is renowned for his leadership in addressing the legal, technical, and operational challenges associated with the life-cycle management of records, especially electronic records.  He has edited two definitive legal research studies: Legality of Microfilm and Legality of Optical Storage.  His also has overseen many industry white papers focused on compliance the SEC’s requirements for the storage of computer stored information (CSI).As a renowned speaker, Mr. Williams has given more than 1,000 presentations at briefings, seminars, and conferences throughout the United States as well as in Europe and South America.Mr. Williams’ primary focus now is organizing, running, and co-chairing the MER, Cohasset’s nationally renowned conference on managing electronic records