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CIP Spotlight: Baba Majekodunmi on the Combined Power of the CIP and PMP

Aug 23, 2017 9:23:00 AM by Jesse Wilkins

As part of our Certified Information Professional Spotlight series, I chatted with Baba Majekodunmi, Business Analyst for Payment Products & Service at Pentagon Federal Credit Union, for his story on becoming a CIP.

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Topics: cip, information management, certified information professional, electronic records management, enterprise content management, ecm, project management

New Privacy and Data Protection Training from AIIM

Aug 18, 2017 9:17:00 AM by Jesse Wilkins

We have some really exciting news – we’ve partnered with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) to offer 3 new ANSI-accredited certification training courses on privacy and data protection.

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Topics: cip, information governance, information management, certified information professional, enterprise content management, ecm, privacy

CIP Spotlight: Elizabeth Croom on eCourts and Getting Certified

Aug 17, 2017 10:23:00 AM by Jesse Wilkins

As part of our Certified Information Professional Spotlight series, I recently sat down with Elizabeth Croom, Assistant Legal Counsel for a state’s Administrative Office of the Courts. We chatted about why she chose to get certified and the best ways to prepare for the exam.

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Topics: cip, information management, erm, certified information professional, electronic records management, enterprise content management, ecm, Compliance and records management

CIP Spotlight: Hemaben Patel Is a Business Enabler

Aug 9, 2017 10:23:00 AM by Jesse Wilkins

As part of our Certified Information Professional Spotlight series, I met with Hemaben Patel, Enterprise Content Management Lead for a large international airline. We talked about how she has positioned herself as a business enabler in her organization and how the CIP has made it easier for her to sell her projects to internal and external customers.

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Topics: cip, information management, certified information professional, enterprise content management, ecm

CIP Spotlight: Gina Smith-Guidi on a Holistic Approach to Information Management

Aug 3, 2017 10:20:00 AM by Jesse Wilkins

As part of our Certified Information Professional Spotlight series, I sat down with Gina Smith-Guidi, Principal Information Manager, Corporate Records and Information Management for the Office of the City Clerk in Edmonton, AB. We chatted about the importance of taking a holistic approach to Information Management.

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Topics: cip, information management, certified information professional, enterprise content management, ecm

CIP Spotlight: Joanie Erickson From Molex Shares Her Story

Jul 28, 2017 10:26:00 AM by Jesse Wilkins

As part of our Certified Information Professional Spotlight series, I recently sat down with Joanie Erickson, Global Records and Information Governance Leader at Molex, an electronics manufacturer specializing in connectors. We talked about how the certification has helped her establish credibility among her teammates and even get a new job!

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Topics: cip, information governance, information management, certified information professional, Compliance and records management

Why the CIP is Not Just for Information Pros: An Accountant's Story

Jul 20, 2017 10:16:00 AM by Felicia Dillard

When asked what the CIP means to me, I immediately smile. This accomplishment means a lot - both on a professional and personal level.

You must be wondering  - how did an accountant become a Certified Information Professional?

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Topics: cip, certified information professional, accounts payable, accounting

Guest Post - Medical Records: Getting Smarter but not Intelligent

Jul 13, 2017 10:17:00 AM by Dan Antion

Unfortunately, I’ve had a few recent encounters with our healthcare system. As you would expect, I paid attention to the recordkeeping process. The spectrum ranged from paper to born-digital and has me thinking about my health records in a new way.

If you’re interested in the backstory, you can read it on my personal blog. Suffice it to say, last Friday, I needed to establish an account with a local hospital’s online health portal. My expectations were low. Healthcare professionals have always impressed me with their medical knowledge and talent, not so much with the way they embrace technology. In general, I was pleasantly surprised.

I wasn’t surprised that the results from test taken at 2:00 AM were not available at 1:00 PM. I was surprised that the results from an MRI I had in May, from a radiology clinic affiliated with this hospital, were available.

  1. I found it reassuring to know that I was being given access to same record that my providers use.
  2. I wondered what else is in there. For example, I can see the MRI report, but can my ENT see the images of my brain?
  3. I had the thought that I want to consume all my healthcare through this network – being able to access these records has marketing value.

Today, this technology serves the providers and is extended to me. The fact that I like having access to this information means I have to  add a non-medical attribute to my healthcare decision making process, or I have more work to do.

I have the option to add other caregivers to the system. I like the fact that I can grant them that permission, but I worry that they will have their own systems that they will want me to use. I worry that we’ll end up with medical Kayck/Trivago-like middle men linking various healthcare systems. I worry that that will inevitably expose my health records to more companies.

You see the problem? This is information about me but it's not my information.

This realization made me think of the AIIM ELC meeting I attended in June where Robert Kahn, a man who was instrumental in the development of the Internet, spoke about Distributed Digital-Object Services. He described what may be the end game for Intelligent Information Management – when information belongs to the person, process or device that collects it or whose condition it represents.

What if my medical information existed as a distributed object that had its own storage, knew who I was, who my medical providers were, who my health insurance company was, and what if these entities could access and update that record as necessary, and as permitted by me?

I can almost hear the gears turning in some of your heads – How would this work? How would it be secured? This would make a lot of today’s technology obsolete – I worked with distributed objects in the late 1990s. This can work.

Robert Kahn, a man who once said during an interview that: "…the development of the Internet was a learning experience..." says it will happen.

As we explored the future of Information Management at that ELC meeting, we discussed the ways cybersecurity, regulations and emerging and disruptive technologies like blockchain, AI and machine learning, will all play roles in that future. The summary paper will be available soon, and since it will include the experience from the European ELC, I can’t wait to see it.

About today's guest poster - Dan Antion is the Chairman of the AIIM Board of Directors. He has spent almost 40 years developing information management systems, in a wide variety of industries. For the past 30 years, he has been Vice President, Information Services for American Nuclear Insurers, where he is responsible for data, content, and systems development across a broad range of platforms. His opinions do not represent American Nuclear Insurers, AIIM or the AIIM Board of Directors.

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Topics: medical records, cip, data, healthcare, information professional, content management, ecm, records management

In Pursuit of the CIP: why did I wait so long?

Jul 10, 2017 9:25:00 AM by Peggy Winton

I have a confession to make: I was a CIP skeptic. That’s right; I often found myself questioning whether the body of knowledge CIP represents -- even in its redesigned form -- was truly relevant for today’s information stewards in leading the digital transformation charge. I wondered whether business strategists who comprise the fastest growing AIIM membership sector would find applicability therein? Or, was CIP simply a capstone on a lifelong career for those core (and fewer) content “specialists”?

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Topics: information certification, cip, information management, information, certified information professional, certification

The New Information Professional – Why I Let Nothing Stop Me from Getting Certified

Jun 27, 2017 9:33:02 AM by Pam Doyle, CIP

I’m way too old for this! Seriously, do you know how long it’s been since I’ve taken a major exam?! Besides, I’m not a good test taker!

These were just some of the excuses that were preventing me from taking the CIP exam.

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Topics: cip, information professional, content management, ecm

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