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Risk Management advice for Physicians for Maintaining HIPAA Confidentiality within their EMR system

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Published on Oct 26, 2015

Welcome to Healthcare Matters, an internet television program that explores the intersection of medicine and the law with an emphasis on medical malpractice insurance and risk management. Host Michael Matray, editor of Medical Liability Monitor, interviews guests from the healthcare and legal communities on issues such as tort reform, significant malpractice judgments and emerging legal trends in medical professional liability.

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney John Degnan on how the move from paper to electronic medical records (EMRs) has affected the best practices for entering data into a patient’s chart, how he would advise EMR companies improve their product as its relates to medical liability defense, how plaintiff’s counsel can exploit an EMR’s audit and access log in a malpractice trial as well as risk management tips for maintaining HIPAA confidentiality in regard to EMRs.

Degnan is a shareholder at BRIGGS & MORGAN. He practices law in Minnesota, representing clients in business disputes, as well as members of the legal and medical communities in professional matters.

Degnan is a charter member of the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD), a nationwide organization that connects healthcare providers with attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice defense.

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