Hinshaw Attorneys Author Part I in Electronic Health Reporter Series

November 14, 2013

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP partners James M. Hofert, Roy M. Bossen, and Michael A. Dowell authored an article in Electronic Health Reporter titled "Risk Management Concerns Arising Out of HITECH and the Hospital Re-Admission Penalties Program."

The article discusses the various regulatory, legal and risk management concerns that are being raised due to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and the Hospital Re-Admission Penalties Program.

Various concerns are raised in the article by the Hinshaw group, including how the electronic records will take into account different medical complexities for each individual, as well as social and economic factors that affect the patients discharge. Other issues raised question the interoperability of the different software systems and the various problems of transitioning from paper to electronic systems.

Recommendations are made that all parties involved in this process (general counsel, healthcare providers, IT and clinicians) need to work very close together throughout the process to implement standards, procedures and systems to manage the different financial and liability risks involved.

Read the full article, "Risk Management Concerns Arising Out of HITECH and the Hospital Re-Admission Penalties Program" on the Electronic Health Reporter website.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.