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.
Legal consequences abound at every corner in healthcare. This monthly column presents examples of what those consequences can be.
AHIMA has issued a comment letter on proposed changes to the federal rules that govern the way e-discovery can be used in court.
If your organization doesn’t have a procedure for responding to e-discovery requests, or for defining the legal health record, the HIM department should get the ball rolling or it will never happen, advised e-discovery expert Diane Premeau, MBA, RHIA, CHP, CHC, in “Source System Review: A Toolkit for Finding Your Legal Health Record for E-Discovery.”