Medical offices throughout the country are being targeted for the conversion of their data for illegal purposes. Most of what we hear about in the news concerns data breaches experienced by large corporations, involving information belonging to millions of individuals. Although these breaches affect many more people, they make privacy efforts of individual and group practitioners no less important.» Read More
In New Jersey, a physician is required to maintain treatment records for seven years from the date of the most recent entry; however, questions always arise about how long a physician must retain medical records for a minor.
The State Board of Medical Examiners does not differentiate between minor and adult patients, and simply sets a seven-year retention requirement. » Read More
The developers of EPIC Systems, the electronic health records software systems used by numerous hospitals, have not figured out how to handle daylight savings time changes, even after years in operation and multiple daylight savings time changes. The software can delete records and requires cumbersome work arounds for health information entered between 1 a.m.» Read More