Healthcare records play an important role in defending lawsuits. In the world of medical malpractice and healthcare litigation, the resident/patient medical record is Exhibit 1. From the completeness of the record to each chart entry, the healthcare record is scrutinized by plaintiff and defense attorneys, experts, and provider witnesses. In every case, the integrity of the healthcare record is a central issue in determining the liability of the care provider, causation, and damages.
In this practical webinar, you will learn about the current and emerging risks associated with Electronic Medical Record (EMR), as they relate to litigation specifically, E-discovery, metadata, and audit trails. You will also learn how the evidence from the audit trail will be central to the development of the lawsuit and themes that will emerge. You will learn how to increase your awareness and develop best practices for EMR documentation to enhance your defenses of lawsuits.
Upon course completion, you will be able to:
- Describe the intersection of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and E-discovery
- Identify the risks affiliated with E-discovery of EMR, metadata, and audit trails
- Recognize EMR’s impact on of how medicine is practiced and the establishment of healthcare institution policies
- Outline the duties imposed on healthcare providers by state and federal legislation
- Establish rules to implement technical safeguards for electronic information systems, including EMR
- Determine how to protect against confidential metadata’s risks, including:
- Breaches of confidentiality
- Ethical violations