Blog Posts by RDM

Celebrate Earth Day by Updating Your X-Ray Disposal Practices

Earth Day is April 22nd and a great time to take a look at your business and ensure you’re doing everything you can to protect the environment. As a medical office, one of the most important places to start is with the proper disposal of your x-rays. Don’t throw out your x-rays! Protect the environment and your patients’ privacy by recycling them. As the area experts in x-ray recycling for Wilmington, we would like to tell you more about it and what makes it such an essential task to consider–especially on Earth Day.

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Businesses that use and process x-ray films often have thousands of films in storage that need to be properly disposed of. Today, the ideal way to remove this material is to use x-ray film recycling. Unlike other materials that can be recycled, x-ray films must be given special care.

X-ray recycling from Resource Data Management offers a safe, easy and efficient way to dispose of your office’s old x-rays. X-ray film is made of PET plastic and is coated with silver, a rare earth mineral and a precious metal. So, when you throw away x-rays you are not only putting PET plastic, but valuable silver, in the garbage and ultimately, in the landfill. By recycling x-rays instead of throwing them away you can help prevent more waste from piling up in the nation’s landfills.

And, here at RDM, we are committed to being environmentally responsible. We always practice safe handling of materials waste, so you can rest easy putting your trust in us to handle your x-ray materials with care. Our services help reduce the amount of medical records waste being put in the trash and environment and we are committed to helping facilities find alternative methods to throwing materials away, such as recycling, reusing and storage.

So, this Earth Day, call the professionals at Resource Data Management and we can get your office up-to-date. We can even help you go paperless! Our services are also convenient for any size facility or practice because we come to you. You don’t have to worry about gathering all your x-ray films together and transporting them to our location; we can come to you!
We want to help your facility be more efficient and environmentally friendly so contact us today to learn more! For more information about x-ray recycling for your Wilmington area facility, give us a call here at RDM at (215) 953-5175 or Contact Us online.

How Document Scanning & Storage Can Help with Office Spring Cleaning

Are you planning on doing some heavy spring cleaning at your office this spring? One of the most essential steps towards a clean office is going paperless and organizing your files. Without proper document storage, you’ll still have clutter and stacks and stacks of files. So, don’t skip one of the most important parts of cleaning the office; document storage!document storage

The experts here at Resource Data Management can help you get organized with document storage for your New Jersey office. We have off-site document storage to keep your important business information safe while de-cluttering your office. We have a secure, climate-controlled facility that provides an ideal place to store any valuable business records. Our facility is equipped with comprehensive fire suppression systems and a state-of-the-art alarm system. You can rest easy knowing your files and documents are safe and secure. Ready to learn more? Here are some more ways document storage can help your business.

In addition to cleaning up the workplace there are numerous other reasons and benefits from implementing document storage with a decluttering project. For one, scanning your records and converting them to digital format provides a more permanent answer for how to keep the workplace free from clutter. While general reorganizing helps boost productivity in the short term, searching and refiling papers still takes time and eventually the clutter will build back up again. This means, you’ll still end up wasting time over the course of the year. By using scanning to clean up files though, it provides a solution for both problems. Not only will converting to digital clear out paper clutter permanently, it will also boost productivity with the ability for users to quickly find and use the new files in an electronic document management system.

And, with costs on digital document storage falling drastically over the past several years, it has become affordable for the smallest of businesses to make this conversion and storage option happen. Document storage also saves you money as your documents are sent off-site, allowing you to make better use of your office space and your time. Your staff no longer gets overwhelmed by paperwork.

  • All-in-all, document storage helps:
  • Lower costs
  • Higher productivity
  • Improve information security
  • Simplify retention tracking
  • And more

And, these are just some of the ways document storage can help your business this spring! Want to learn all that there is to know about document storage in New Jersey? Call RDM at (215) 953-5175 or Request a Free Analysis.

Getting the Facts About Aperture Card Conversion

At first glance, many don’t know what an aperture card is. Aperture cards are from the pre-modern computer-based search system. When you needed to find a specific item or reference number, cut-out notches on the aperture card itself would allow you to locate it because of the specific position and size of the cutouts. It may sound overly time consuming now, but at the height of its popularity, it was incredibly advanced technology for the time. As helpful as they may have been at the time, being used from the early 1950s until now, there have been a number of advances in technology and better solutions created in document storage. However, many companies still have valuable information trapped on the cards, much like the closely related microfilm and microfiche. That’s where aperture card conversion comes in. Aperture card conversion scans the metadata and images, converting them to a digital file you can access on your computer. At Resource Data Management, we specialize in aperture card conversion for Harrisburg and the surrounding areas and are here to tell you more about it!RDM Inc | Resource Data Management

What It Is

An aperture card is a type of punched card with a cut-out window into which a microfilm with an image has been mounted. And, aperture cards are usually punched with machine readable metadata that goes along with the image. Aperture cards are typically used in engineering and the like for blueprints and plans. The information about the drawing, for example the drawing number, is often both punched and printed on the card.

Why It Needs to Be Converted

While many aperture cards still play an important role in archiving, their role is being replaced by digital systems. Aperture card conversion converts the information stored on the aperture card to a digital format, allowing businesses to access the information again on their computer.

What Aperture Card Conversion Is

Aperture card conversion allows you to convert your cards to digital images for improved access and retrieval. RDM will use the Hollerith or handwritten data on the card to provide an index resulting in immediate access to valuable data.

Benefits of Aperture Card Conversion

There are many benefits to aperture card conversion. For one, it converts the data stored on the aperture card to a digital and shareable format. You will be able to house essential data in a digital format that you can share with employees or send via email, save to the cloud, etc.

Handling physical aperture cards also requires machinery, and processing optical film takes significant time. So, it is a good idea to keep them as a back up. But, digital format makes more sense and is more convenient for today’s operating systems.

When you’re ready to look into aperture card conversion for your Harrisburg business, give us a call. We serve not only Pennsylvania but the entire surrounding tri-state area. If you have questions about implementing aperture card conversion for your business, please give us a call at 215-953-5175 or Contact Us.

The Benefits of Implementing Accounts Payable Processing in 2019

When it comes to accounts payable, you or your business may have been doing things the same way for years and you’ve gotten used to it. However, the beginning of a new year is a great opportunity to look at things from a new perspective. It’s a great time to reflect on what works, what doesn’t and what’s new for the road ahead. As experts in accounts payable processing for Trenton and the entire Tri-State area, we’d like to discuss the many benefits of updating your accounts payable this year.

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For one, electronic invoicing is gaining increasing attention in North America. The federal government will officially be moving toward e-invoicing and many industries are now solely operating digitally.

In the year ahead, mid-size and smaller businesses will increasingly be reaping the benefits of using electronic accounts payable processing for many reasons. Today’s software, and particularly WebDocs used here at RDM allows robotics to handle repetitive and labor-intensive tasks, particularly the long tail of tasks, freeing up time for you and your employees for more important ones.

In fact, WebDocs customers reduce their invoice processing and approval time from weeks down to just days. For those who benefit from early payment discounts, the ROI in time savings alone pays for the system in the first couple of months.

And, in using WebDocs for your invoice management, all invoices and documents pertaining to those invoices like POs, check requests, receiving documents and more are cataloged and accessible only by those with the set permissions. This allows you and your business to have all-important audit preparedness. And, the new year is a great time to get organized prepared in the event of an audit next year.

Our contemporary interface design makes it easy to adapt to automation technology and directs you immediately to your assignments upon login. And in addition to the standard accounts payable workflow, other workflows can be combined to satisfy a more complex process. With today’s accounts payable processing you can streamline your entire process for a far more efficient workflow in the new year!

Are you interested in getting some more information on how to increase productivity at your Trenton office with accounts payable processing and invoice processing automation? Please give us a call at 215-953-5175 or Contact Us. We will be happy to help you find the best solution for your needs.

How Professional X-Ray Recycling Can Help You & Your Patients

There are many regulations when it comes to the proper disposal of medical waste and your office’s x-rays are no exception. Proper x-ray disposal directly effects not only your medical office but every one of your patients. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act leaves the responsibility for the x-ray film disposal process with the physicians and facilities, and also gives physicians the choice of doing an on-site or off-site destruction. However, the HIPAA rule does state that the disposal of x-ray films and other medical records must be done in a way that preserves the confidentiality of the information. That’s where professional x-ray recycling comes in to help. As experts in x-ray recycling for New Jersey and the entire tri-state area, we’d like to tell you more about it and what makes it so essential for any medical facility to employ.RDM Inc X-Ray Recycling

Whether you have a large or small amount of x-rays, they need to be recycled rather than thrown in the trash. And, each one of your x-ray contains private medical information of a patient, so it is essential to have them disposed of properly. Although you do need to keep your x-rays for a number of years for patient’s medical records, eventually there comes a time to dispose of them. You can’t just stockpile your x-rays forever; they eventually need to be disposed of in an environmentally conscious, compliant way.

The main component of an x-ray film is PET plastic, and it is coated with silver, a rare earth mineral and the precious metal we are all familiar with. So, throwing away an x-ray means you are putting PET plastic and silver in the trash, which ultimately goes to a landfill. X-ray recycling is the right thing to do for proper disposal.

At RDM we are HIPAA compliant and can recycle all kinds of x-ray film such as medical, veterinary films, expired or scrap x-ray film, all kinds of developed, discarded films, outdated, old, exposed or even new, un-exposed x-ray film.

X-ray recycling is simply the right thing to do for not only for the environment, but for your patients as well. Are you ready to learn more about x-ray recycling for your New Jersey office? If so, give us a call here at Resource Data Management at (215) 953-5175 or contact us online for a free analysis!