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Legal Issues Surrounding the Utilization and Maintenance of Computerized Medical Records

OnDemand Webinar (93 minutes)

Understand your legal liability when it comes to computerized medical records, electronic health record systems and EHR implementation.With the federal government's prioritization of health information technology and evidence that electronic health record systems can reduce medical errors and lead to more efficient delivery of care, many hospitals and providers are beginning to implement EHRs in their facilities and practices. Despite federal regulations that permit certain donations of EHR technology, the implementation and ongoing use of EHRs is expensive and raises many legal concerns. This topic will identify the key legal issues and pitfalls associated with using and maintaining EHR systems, with an emphasis on potential litigation issues. This topic is critical for hospitals considering an EHR implementation, whether for internal use or for use by community physicians, and for physicians and other users of EHR technology. Learn risk management strategies for structuring successful EHR initiatives, when electronic data preservation measures must be put in place, and practical advice regarding anticipated litigation issues. This topic is a must in light of the move to universal electronic health care records and the national changes to the rules of discovery.

Authors

Matthew P. Keris, Esq., Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin

Agenda

EHR Basics

• Benefits

• Risks and Problems Associated With EHRs

Hard Copy to EHR Risk Assessment

• Identify Risks

• Develop Plan

• Plan Implementation

Privacy Issues

• HIPAA Concerns

• State Privacy Laws

Duty to Preserve Electronic Data When Litigation Anticipated

• Overview of Landmark Zubulake Decision and Real-World Implications

• Implications of Changes to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Its Impact in All Litigation and Anticipated Litigation

• Litigation To-Do List in Age of E-Discovery