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John M. Walker

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Why you shouldn’t view your spouse’s PHI (and share with a coworker).

Posted in Health Care Law, HIPAA, HITECH, Risk Management

Recently, a federal court judge dismissed a lawsuit that an Ohio woman filed claiming that a hospital did not safeguard her EMR (electronic medical records). In an interesting twist, the woman alleged that her husband, who worked at the hospital, … Continue reading

Contracts for Doctors

Posted in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice, Risk Management

It is not unusual for a doctor to be asked to sign a contact governing his or her employment and/or ownership of a business as a doctor.  The issues to consider in reviewing these contracts are many: –          Med mal insurance … Continue reading

Black box to be used to record surgery?

Posted in Health Care Law, HIPAA, Litigation Tips, Medical Malpractice, Nebraska Hospital-Medical Liability Act, Risk Management

Surgeons: how would you like every move of the surgeries you perform recorded with a “black box” type device?  Such a device would make a record of every movement during a surgery, and potentially, provide real-time feedback to identify mistakes.  Not … Continue reading

A success story: one clinic’s reduction of med-mal claims.

Posted in Health Care Law, Litigation Tips, Medical Malpractice, Risk Management, Tort Reform

A hospital in Connecticut recently reported a drastic drop in both claims made and settlements paid after a safety training regime aided by the hospital’s med-mal insurer. In 2004, the hospital joined with its med-mal insurer in an effort to … Continue reading