An internet television program that explores the intersection of medicine and the law.

How a Healthcare Professional can avoid the Pitfalls Associated with an EMR Audit Log

By John Degnan to EMR/EHR

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney John Degnan on how an electronic medical record’s audit and access log can have a significant impact on the defensibility of a medical malpractice claim. Degnan is a shareholder at BRIGGS & MORGAN. He practices law in Minnesota, representing clients in business disputes, as well as members of the legal and medical communities in professional matters. Degnan is a charter member of the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD), a nationwide organization that connects healthcare providers with attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice defense. See More

What Changes to the Design of Electronic Medical Records do you Recommend

By John Degnan to EMR/EHR

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney John Degnan on how he would consult an EMR company on how to improve their product in relation to defending a medical malpractice claim. Degnan is a shareholder at BRIGGS & MORGAN. He practices law in Minnesota, representing clients in business disputes, as well as members of the legal and medical communities in professional matters. Degnan is a charter member of the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD), a nationwide organization that connects healthcare providers with attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice defense. See More

Concerning Best Practices for Entering Data into a Patients Electronic Medical Record

By John Degnan to EMR/EHR

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney John Degnan on how the move from paper to electronic medical records has altered best practices for entering patient data into his or her chart. Degnan is a shareholder at BRIGGS & MORGAN. He practices law in Minnesota, representing clients in business disputes, as well as members of the legal and medical communities in professional matters. Degnan is a charter member of the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD), a nationwide organization that connects healthcare providers with attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice defense. See More

ALL MD attorney Whit Johnson (full episode)

By Whitman Johnson to EMR/EHR

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney Whit Johnson on how the move from paper to electronic medical records (EMRs) has affected the best practices for entering data into a patient’s chart, how he would advise EMR companies improve their product as its relates to medical liability defense, how plaintiff’s counsel can exploit an EMR’s audit and access log in a malpractice trial as well as risk management tips for maintaining HIPAA confidentiality in regard to EMRs. Johnson is a shareholder at CURRIE, JOHNSON, GRIFFIN & MEYERS P.A. He practices law in Mississippi, specializing in trial work, with a focus on the defense of physicians, hospitals and other health care providers from claims of medical negligence. Johnson was recognized in 2011 as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in the field of medical malpractice law. See More

The Most Common Errors/Liabilities in Physician Use of EMRs

By Whitman Johnson to EMR/EHR

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney Whit Johnson on the most common errors/liabilities in physician use of electronic medical records as well as how he would advise physicians on avoiding these errors/liabilities in the future. Johnson is a shareholder at CURRIE, JOHNSON, GRIFFIN & MEYERS P.A. He practices law in Mississippi, specializing in trial work, with a focus on the defense of physicians, hospitals and other health care providers from claims of medical negligence. Johnson was recognized in 2011 as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in the field of medical malpractice law. See More

EMR Audit/Access Log and How Plaintiff's Counsel Can Exploit It at Trial

By Whitman Johnson to EMR/EHR

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney Whit Johnson on an EMR’s audit/access log, how plaintiff's counsel can exploit it and how a healthcare professional can avoid these specific pitfalls when using an electronic medical record. Johnson is a shareholder at CURRIE, JOHNSON, GRIFFIN & MEYERS P.A. He practices law in Mississippi, specializing in trial work, with a focus on the defense of physicians, hospitals and other health care providers from claims of medical negligence. Johnson was recognized in 2011 as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in the field of medical malpractice law. See More

How to Improve EMRs in Regard to Medical Malpractice Defense

By Whitman Johnson to EMR/EHR

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney Whit Johnson on how he would consult an EMR company on how to improve their product in relation to defending a medical malpractice claim. Johnson is a shareholder at CURRIE, JOHNSON, GRIFFIN & MEYERS P.A. He practices law in Mississippi, specializing in trial work, with a focus on the defense of physicians, hospitals and other health care providers from claims of medical negligence. Johnson was recognized in 2011 as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in the field of medical malpractice law. See More

How the Move to EMRs has Affected Best Practices When Entering Patient Data into a Chart

By Whitman Johnson to EMR/EHR

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney Whit Johnson on how the move from paper to electronic medical records has altered best practices for entering patient data into his or her chart. Johnson is a shareholder at CURRIE, JOHNSON, GRIFFIN & MEYERS P.A. He practices law in Mississippi, specializing in trial work, with a focus on the defense of physicians, hospitals and other health care providers from claims of medical negligence. Johnson was recognized in 2011 as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in the field of medical malpractice law. See More

ALL MD Attorney Tad Devlan (Full Interview) on Healthcare Matters

By Tad Devlin to EMR/EHR

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney Tad Devlin on how the Affordable Care Act could have a deflating effect on medical malpractice verdicts, risk management techniques for protecting HIPAA confidentiality in regard to electronic medical records, how he would consult EMR makers for improving medical malpractice claim defensibility and best practices for entering data into an EMR. Devlin is a partner at KAUFMAN, DOLOWICH, VOLUCK. He practices law in California, focusing his practice in the areas of commercial and insurance litigation, ERISA/life, health and disability benefit disputes, profit sharing plan and employee stock plan disputes, real estate, financial services disputes, professional liability (lawyers, doctors, accountants, real estate, insurance agents, architects and engineers), disciplinary defense and white collar defense. Devlin is a charter member of the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD), a nationwide organization that connects healthcare providers with attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice defense. See More

Physicians: Best Practices for Entering Patient Data

By Tad Devlin to EMR/EHR

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney Tad Devlin on best practices for entering patient data into an electronic medical record. Devlin is a partner at KAUFMAN, DOLOWICH, VOLUCK. He practices law in California, focusing his practice in the areas of commercial and insurance litigation, ERISA/life, health and disability benefit disputes, profit sharing plan and employee stock plan disputes, real estate, financial services disputes, professional liability (lawyers, doctors, accountants, real estate, insurance agents, architects and engineers), disciplinary defense and white collar defense. Devlin is a charter member of the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD), a nationwide organization that connects healthcare providers with attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice defense. See More