Medical Malpractice

Reducing Med-Mal E-Discovery Issues And Costs

It's vital to understand how electronic medical records differ from the 'chart'

, The Connecticut Law Tribune

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As most medical malpractice practitioners know, the patient's chart is the foundation on which a professional liability case is built or defense raised, and the procurement of the complete medical record is a priority for both the patient and the defendant health care provider. Until recently, not much had changed with respect to the creation, preservation and production of medical records. Medical records have been on paper for centuries, and if a patient's chart is requested, it would be physically maintained in storage for retrieval.

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