An Overview of Discovery of Electronic Information
Oct26

An Overview of Discovery of Electronic Information

Organized in a question-and-answer format, this new publication is intended as a guide for federal judges as they address the challenges presented by ESI and actively manage the civil actions that come before them.

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When and How Might a Court Limit Discovery Due to Cost of Producing Electronic Information?
Oct19

When and How Might a Court Limit Discovery Due to Cost of Producing Electronic Information?

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.

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What Do You Mean by “Electronic Health Record?”
Mar15

What Do You Mean by “Electronic Health Record?”

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?

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Avoiding Sanctions through Effective Information Governance
Feb16

Avoiding Sanctions through Effective Information Governance

Adoption of AHIMA’s Information Governance Principles for Healthcare can be a powerful deterrent to sanctions should ESI be lost.

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ESI Meets Court Order
Jun11

ESI Meets Court Order

Legal consequences abound at every corner in healthcare. This monthly column presents examples of what those consequences can be.

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