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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Provider-friendly, Patient-friendly EHR – the Need of the Day

Even though many practitioners have implemented EHRs in their practices, the system is still not perfect as a study published in the March 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Assn. goes on to show. The study showed that many physicians who were already using an EHR system were reverting to paper … Continue reading Provider-friendly, Patient-friendly EHR – the Need of the Day

When Medical Records Go Missing

Missing medical records are a real problem for lawyers handling medical litigation. Untrained paralegals and other legal office staff entrusted with the responsibility of organizing medical records may not be able to identify that some vital records are missing. For a starter, you need to identify every single healthcare provider that has offered services. Then … Continue reading When Medical Records Go Missing

Verizon’s New Service — Hospitals Can Hope to Demonstrate “Meaningful Use” of the Computer System

Verizon’s New Service — Hospitals Can Hope to Demonstrate “Meaningful Use” of the Computer System

Doctors can share medical records without concerns about privacy breach thanks to Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)’s introduction of its first national service Secure Universal Message Services to facilitate the same. This is irrespective of the computer system that doctors use. The facility is available to medical providers for a monthly fee – the system allows … Continue reading Verizon’s New Service — Hospitals Can Hope to Demonstrate “Meaningful Use” of the Computer System

Tips for Attorneys Handling Medical Litigation

Tips for Attorneys Handling Medical Litigation

Attorneys involved in medical litigation may be increasingly receiving electronic medical records from hospitals for medical record review purpose. The entire medical chart or some parts of it may be computerized. Either way, there are certain challenges attorneys need to be cautious about when reviewing electronic medical records. The copy-paste problem: this is one of … Continue reading Tips for Attorneys Handling Medical Litigation

Discovering Critical Medical Facts with Medical Review Services

Discovering Critical Medical Facts with Medical Review Services

Any attorney involved in medical litigation will endorse the statement that medical record organization and indexing is a tough proposition. Cases including medical negligence and personal injury demand fastidious review of the extensive medical records associated with the care provided to the patient. Medical negligence attorneys have to find out whether the medical review services … Continue reading Discovering Critical Medical Facts with Medical Review Services

The Bug of Insecurity – the Bites Continue

The Bug of Insecurity – the Bites Continue

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued repeated warnings regarding the threat posed by unsecured medical records. Illicit exposure of medical records can have a negative impact on the patient’s health plan as well as employment and lead to severe complications. Though federal law mandates fines up to $250, 000 and up … Continue reading The Bug of Insecurity – the Bites Continue