Where Personalized Medicine and Litigation (Might) Collide
May23

Where Personalized Medicine and Litigation (Might) Collide

Personalized medicine made the news recently when, on April 6, 2017, the FDA allowed the marketing of 23andMe’s genetic health risk tests for ten diseases or conditions.

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What Might be the Liability of a Hospital for a Data Breach?
Apr25

What Might be the Liability of a Hospital for a Data Breach?

This month’s post focuses on a case that arose out of a data breach, which led to a class action where the plaintiffs alleged the defendant owed a legal duty to keep their information safe and prevent system vulnerabilities.

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Can a Healthcare Provider be Held Liable for the Actions of an “Affiliate”?
Mar29

Can a Healthcare Provider be Held Liable for the Actions of an “Affiliate”?

Healthcare providers may affiliate with third parties to perform various services. Not surprisingly, when such a third party commits what is alleged to be a wrongful act of some sort, such as a misdiagnosis or mistreatment, the injured individual might attempt to hold the healthcare provider responsible.

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Data Breaches and Class Actions
Feb28

Data Breaches and Class Actions

This month’s Legal eSpeaking post discusses recent breaches and considers how they might give rise to class actions against the provider which suffered the breach.

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Electronic Health Information and EHRs: What Lies Ahead  in 2017
Jan25

Electronic Health Information and EHRs: What Lies Ahead in 2017

As we near the end of January, I’d like to take the opportunity to look ahead and consider what the potential “hot topics” in health information management (HIM) might be for 2017.

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