Healthcare providers may affiliate with third parties to perform various services. Not surprisingly, when such a third party commits what is alleged to be a wrongful act of some sort, such as a misdiagnosis or mistreatment, the injured individual might attempt to hold the healthcare provider responsible.
This post discusses a federal agency that may be unfamiliar to HIM professionals, and how it regulates healthcare providers.
This post considers hypothetical legal issues related to an app on a mobile device that allows an individual to record and transmit symptoms to a provider.
This month’s post highlights a litigation-related event that readers might experience in the future—or perhaps already have: a deposition. Depositions can involve inquiry into electronic and other types of information.
Healthcare providers often enter into agreements with third party contractors to provide services dealing with electronic information. Unfortunately, there may be times when the relationship between a provider and its contractor goes sour.