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Electronic Technology Expanding the Definition of Medical Records


As soon as a medical malpractice lawsuit is served, a litigation hold is issued to anyone who has cared for the patient. This means that, not only are electronic records sequestered, but anything such as e-mails or text messages concerning the patient’s care must be maintained and not purged. This, in essence, expands the extent of what is considered the medical record for litigation purposes.  Record Costs: The plaintiff lawyer will have requested a copy of the chart before t more...
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