It is well documented that eDiscovery expenses account for approximately 70% of total litigation costs. The exponential growth of data volumes, emerging data sources, a “collect everything, filter later” mentality, and the weaponization of discovery are primary contributing factors. In the medical field, health IT systems are complex, domain-specific, and difficult to work with from a discovery standpoint. HIPAA and other health IT regulations, such as those governing patient access, audit logs, and the new Information Blocking regulations add yet another layer of complexity for producing parties. Risks and disputes over discovery continue to rise, with no end in sight. While this may seem daunting, an early case strategy built on innovative best practices can help alleviate these challenges.
This discussion at the MCIC Vermont conference will include:
- 2015 Federal Rule Amendments – the permission slip no one is taking advantage of
- The First 100 Days – how to get your eDiscovery house in order using early case strategies
- Strategies to mitigate risk, decrease disputes, and reduce costs
- eDiscovery of EMR systems
- Terminology – Audit Log, Trails, etc.
- Recent case trends and key takeaways
- Pre- and Post-litigation best practices
Brad Ulrich, Vice President, Healthcare IT and Audits
Quandary Peak Research, Inc.
Mandi Ross, CEO
Prism Litigation Technology