The production of electronically stored information by healthcare providers in response to requests made by plaintiffs in actions brought in United States district courts is the focus of this month’s post.
With a malpractice suit underway, a hospital receives a discover request for “the patient’s electronic health record.” But what exactly does that mean? Do electronic health records exist in one form and in one system such that everything can be collected and produced at once?
Legal consequences abound at every corner in healthcare. This monthly column presents examples of what those consequences can be.