Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure dating to December
2006 are impacting healthcare companies more significantly each year.
Organizations have a limit of 120 days after a lawsuit is filed to
prepare for and schedule a conference to address their plans for
e-discovery and document production. Rules 16, 26, 33, 34 and 37 all
contain language relevant to the management of health information which
have implications for Health Information Management (HIM)
and the Information Technology (IT) functions of healthcare
With decades of experience supporting healthcare companies and an
established e-Discovery practice, Jimenez Consulting Solutions
can assist payers and providers in planning for these new requirements.
We can help your organization:
- Prepare to answer or research questions about the the location,
retention and accessibility of electronic health information in
systems and databases.
- Develop the required procedures for:
- retention and destruction of information such as back-up
tapes, instant messages, voice mail, e-mail, word processing
drafts, scanned documents and shadow records to comply with
state and federal law
- preservation of records to ensure that they are kept if a
litigation hold or preservation order is issued
- evaluate risks that could result in spoliation
- Assist with disaster recovery planning which is typically
included in the record retention policy
- Evaluate contracts with vendors and business associates to
determine that they contain language which requires them to comply
with the new rules
For information about our expertise and methodologies in the
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Based Medicine and Outcomes Management,
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