Electronic Medical Records and the Data Within
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January 22, 2019
Washington State Association for Justice
Evidence, Nursing Home Litigation
Overview of Electronic Medical Records
• how they differ from paper records of the past
• how the paper you get today is not the same as the electronic record from which it is printed
• what is a complete medical record today?
Overview of Audit Information
• What is audit information?
• How is it kept?
• What questions can it answer?
Approach to Discovery in EMR cases
• What we should have access to per statute
• What judges think we should have
• How to get what we really need
• Hybrid systems – Electronic, handwritten, different EHR software on different units may not be included in record provided.
• How long electronic data is preserved
• Staff & physician education, policies and procedures for EHR, tech support
• Having access to portals
o To review medical records as the providers saw them
o For depositions
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