For the last decade (and beyond), a common theme amongst healthcare organizations has been the transition to the EHR, as well as efforts to develop a strategy for managing electronically stored 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.
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?
Adoption of AHIMA’s Information Governance Principles for Healthcare can be a powerful deterrent to sanctions should ESI be lost.