Healthcare professionals would be wise to pay attention to constantly maturing e-discovery regulations in their states, according to an article published this week in American Medical News. In medical liability cases, in particular, there is a high demand for electronic data, as such records are more likely to serve as a "smoking gun," according to Ralph Artigliere, a retired judge in Florida and a former medical liability attorney.
"It would behoove the doctor to know the obligations they are going to have," Artigliere said, according to amednews. "They don't have to know all the wording of the rules, but they should know the basics, and they should know something about the technology they're using so they can carry out the directions." Article