In her keynote presentation at AHIMA’s Clinical Documentation Improvement Summit on Monday, Laura Zubulake discussed her firsthand experiences with information convergence and governance on Wall Street in the 1990s, as well as her encounters with the legal system.In February 2002, Zubulake became involved in a case that transformed the practice of law. She made the decision to search for e-mail evidence that she believed existed on backup tapes. As a result, landmark opinions (known as Zubulake I-V) were issued concerning counsel’s obligations for the preservation of electronically stored information. These opinions established the foundation for what is known as electronic discovery (e-discovery).
Prior to her presentation in Washington, DC on Monday, Zubulake talked with the Journal of AHIMA about the influence of Zubulake I-V opinions and information governance in healthcare.