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Getting the Most from a Legal Nurse Consultant

Getting the Most from a Legal Nurse Consultant

Over the last several months I've detailed the complexity of organizing and analyzing medical records. Clearly, it takes a great deal of time to do this task justice. If just anyone could read medical records, you wouldn't need someone with medical background to assist in correct interpretation and preparation (the keys to any successful case)

Electronic Medical Records: A Sharper Tool?

Electronic Medical Records: A Sharper Tool?

Electronic medical records (EMRs) produce new—and sometimes confusing and voluminous—documentation. Understanding the implications of the transition from paper to electronic record, both generally and specifically, helps you make sense of all of this information.

Checklist: Detecting Tampering with Medical Records

Checklist: Detecting Tampering with Medical Records

Medical records alteration, while not the rule, happens more often than we realize. While many of these changes are made without ill intent, there are times when a provider is illegally tampering with records to cover a trail of negligent medical care. The tips below will help researchers ferret out inconsistencies in patient charts, possibly leading to a legal win for the client.

Implications of Tampering

Implications of Tampering

Your analysis of medical records shows that a provider tampered with medical records. You have a healthcare provider or possibly a documents examiner confirm your suspicions. Here is what can happen next.