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.
As electronic health information exchange becomes more prevalent, payers are increasingly seeking direct access to EHR systems for automated medical record collection and aggregation.
As the saying goes, there’s no point in reinventing the wheel—which is one reason a diverse group of current and future advocacy volunteers gathered to share their strategies at an exclusive advocacy roundtable event at the 2019 AHIMA Conference.
Sharing lessons learned from critical culture and strategy transformation at Mayo Clinic, with four EHR go-lives in two years.
First thing’s first: it’s Ginna, “as in Gin,” says Ginna Evans, MBA, RHIA, CPC, CRC, FAHIMA, the incoming president/chair of AHIMA. “It’s short for Virginia. People have been calling me Gina and Jenna my entire life so I’m used to it. It’s Ginna, but I’ll answer to any of them.” Evans, coding educator for the internal medicine specialties division of Emory Clinic, Emory Healthcare, in Atlanta, GA, has been an active volunteer with AHIMA and an advocate for HIM her entire career.
Another State supreme court has weighed in on whether an individual may sue for damages based on a healthcare provider’s “unjustified disclosure to third persons of information obtained during treatment.”