This week we are going even further into the legalities of health information and the focus is eDiscovery. eDiscovery refers to electronic data that is sought for the use of evidence in a legal proceeding. As you all know, technology is heavily used in the provision and documentation of healthcare. This means that electronic data is being utilized as evidence more often now then it was when healthcare facilities were keeping mostly paper health records. An HIM professional works with these related challenges:
- How do we ensure that our organization is adequately preserving data?
- How do we properly identify data sources that may contain information that is pertinent to eDiscovery?
- How do we ensure that there is appropriate access and security of data that is being sought as evidence in eDiscovery?
In this assignment, please create Guidelines for eDiscovery for a current day healthcare facility. Use your text, supplemental resources available on this topic at AHIMA.org and resources available in the Rasmussen College Library to guide your research.
Your submission must contain a list of numbered guidelines that are supported by professional resources evidenced in citations. Do not copy from your resources but rather create original guidelines and support them with resource material via citations. The average submission will be no more than 2 pages plus a resource page.