The vast majority of civil litigation in the US takes place in state courts, and approaches to allegations of spoliation vary from one state to the next. While it is important to understand Rule 37(e) as it applies to litigation in federal court, few states have developed comparable standards to spoliation of electronically stored information (ESI) for litigation at the state level. A recent state court decision in New York gives an example of how states handle these motions.
Sharing lessons learned from critical culture and strategy transformation at Mayo Clinic, with four EHR go-lives in two years.
As the director of correctional health information for Cermak Health Services at the Cook County Jail, Linda Kampe’s responsibilities are not radically different from those of a typical HIM director, even though the care setting in which she’s carrying them out might make others in the industry nervous. On Monday, a group of nine AHIMA19 attendees had the rare opportunity to tour Kampe’s workplace.
Eliminating the health disparities among LGBTQ individuals and working to enhance the efforts to improve overall LGBT health through the collection of accurate sexual orientation and gender identity (SO/GI) data was the focus of the Tuesday session “SO/GI Data: Up Close with The Fenway Institute.” The audience listened as Jami Woebkenberg of Banner Health interviewed Chris Grasso associate VP for informatics and data services at The Fenway Institute, a counterpart to Fenway Health that focuses on research, education, and policy.
On Tuesday in the Arie Crown Theater portion of the General Session, AHIMA President Valerie Watzlaf and AHIMA CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris hosted dsicussions with Dr. David Barbe and Dr. Patrice Harris about leadership and their work on addressing the opioid epidemic. Barbe is past president of the AMA, while Harris is the current AMA president and the first African-American woman to hold the position. Improvement and empowerment through innovation were the central themes speakers explored in the Innovation Theater portion of General Session by speakers Alexandra Mugge and Doug Lindsay.