The Continuing Consequences of Social Media
Sep26

The Continuing Consequences of Social Media

A recent court decision illustrates the unintended effects that might result from hasty posts published on social media.

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Obtaining Direct Access to Another Party’s Electronic Health Record
Aug24

Obtaining Direct Access to Another Party’s Electronic Health Record

This month’s Legal eSpeaking post discusses a case in which the plaintiff obtained direct access to inspect a defendant’s EHR as part of discovery.

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Ensuring Effective Communication with Patients for ADA Compliance
Jul25

Ensuring Effective Communication with Patients for ADA Compliance

Healthcare providers are required by law to offer appropriate auxiliary aids to hearing-impaired patients. What might be the consequences for failing to do so?

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Sampling Patient Records vs. High Volume Production
Jun27

Sampling Patient Records vs. High Volume Production

What might happen when a healthcare provider is asked to produce a large volume of electronic patient records at great expense?

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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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