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Keeping up with the Technology: Constant Changes Perpetually Impact the Practice of Medicine and Create Liability Risks

June 05, 2020

Medical Defense and Health Law

By M. Christopher Eagan, W. Christian Hines, III, and Sarah C. Chamberlain 

Health care providers have to continually adapt to the evolving landscape of health information technology. This article provides a brief history of the movement toward a nationwide electronic health record system; reviews common issues seen in using electronic health records; and discusses whether metadata is part of a patient’s health record, so as to be subject to production in litigation.


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