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LEGAL ISSUES SURROUNDING THE UTILIZATION AND MAINTENANCE OF COMPUTERIZED MEDICAL RECORDS

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With the federal government's prioritization of health information technology and evidence that electronic health record systems can reduce medical errors and lead to more efficient delivery of care, many hospitals and providers are beginning to implement EHRs in their facilities and practices. Despite federal regulations that permit certain donations of EHR technology, the implementation and ongoing use of EHRs is expensive and raises many legal concerns. This topic will identify the key legal issues and pitfalls associated with using and maintaining EHR systems, with an emphasis on potential litigation issues.