New Electronic Medical Records Article Now Posted in Premium Member Section: HIPAA & HITECH Act Blog by Jonathan P. Tomes

JonTomesJames G. Meyer, an attorney in the law firm of Ialongo & Meyer in Chicago, and Lee Neubecker, a computer forensics expert and president of Forensicon, Inc., a Chicago-based forensics and ediscovery consulting firm, and I have written a new article titled “Electronic Medical Records: Metadata As Evidence in Litigation.” It appears in the August 2013 issue of the Illinois Bar Journal, vol. 101, no. 8. With permission from the copyright holder, the Illinois State Bar Association, I have now posted it for you to read on the Premium Member section of our Veterans Press website.

Now, before you think something along the lines of “it’s a legal article and thus must be boring for me as a health care professional,” please take a look at it. If you and/or your organization are ever involved in litigation or even potential litigation, you will want to know what is in this article for you. Any good med mal attorney worth his or her salt, for example, will know to ask for the metadata for your electronic medical records, not just the contents of those records. I am interested to see whether you find the article helpful. Please let me know.

Again, if you bought the HIPAA Compliance Library that includes my 5th edition of the Compliance Guide to HIPAA and the DHHS Regulations, you received with it a one-year free subscription to the Premium Member section. If you need help setting up your account to access the Premium Member section, please call our marketing director, Patrick R. Head II, toll-free at 855-341-8783 or email him at

Also, while you are on the Premium Member section to read the new article, you may also want to read the next two chapters of HIPAA Hysteria, also just now posted. Enjoy.

Further, as an aside, oops. Please accept our apology for any inconvenience caused by the inadvertent double-posting of a recent blog item, which, with any luck at all, has now been removed.

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