Category Archives: malpractice law

Five Ways Digital Health Technology Can Impact Risk Management


There has been a significant amount of well-deserved publicity regarding HIPAA violations arising from security breaches of electronic health records (EHRs). Even a well-intentioned company which developed a certification process (which included privacy and security) for mobile medical apps encountered … Continue reading

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The Digital Nurse


A nurse is the healthcare provider who spends the most time with a patient in a health care facility. When one thinks of digital technologies, patient monitoring or other diagnostic capabilities might first come to mind. However, there are many … Continue reading

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mHealth and HealthcareIT: Who’s Your Healthcare Data’s Daddy?


Healtcare IT and wireless health technologies will be producing in the coming years an almost immeasurable amount of data derived from electronic health records (EHRs), smart phones, body sensors, and other ‘connected’ devices. The ownership of this type of data … Continue reading

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Medicolegal Implications of mHealth


When there is new technology or policies implemented in medicine, physicians today generally ask three questions: Will this make taking care of patients easier, or harder? This question has a few specifics: Will it be relevant to patient care or … Continue reading

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