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Discovery Beyond Documents

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Interhack founder Matthew Curtin presents Discovery Beyond Documents at the Medical Liability and Health Care Law Seminar for the Defense Research Institute (DRI) on March 12, 2009. Defense attorneys, corporate and in-house counsel, and others will gather to hear Curtin's account as a computer science expert in a wrongful death case that hinged on interpretation of electronic information. The audience will learn how data in electronic medical records differ from the electronic documents that we're most used to and what that means for discovery. They will also learn how and when to use an expert in such cases. Finally, counsel will learn how to be prepared for discovery beyond documents.

This seminar will be held in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. You can register online at the DRI Medical Liability and Health Care Law seminar Web site.


When medical liability is in question, clinical system activity and clinicians' electronic notes can be used in ways that no paper documents can. Matthew Curtin, a technologist, writer, and entrepreneur, has faced these issues as a computer expert working in litigation since 2000. Using examples from his practice, Curtin will show the difference between data and metadata, the kinds of information available beyond electronic versions of "documents," and how computer science can be applied to answer important questions. Points to consider for records management will be offered to help organizations maintain appropriate information without allowing opposing experts the opportunity to go on fishing expeditions.

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Interhack delivers presentations for CLE and CJE credit. If you would like to schedule this or another Interhack presentation in your association or law firm, please contact us for rates and availability.

About Interhack

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Interhack Corporation is a professional services firm with clients all over North America. Founded in 1997 by a team of information security researchers, Interhack accepted the mission to make global computing and communications infrastructures worthy of trust. Interhack's two practice areas, Information Assurance and Forensic Computing, support that mission. The company is a supporting member of The Usenix Association. Additional information about Interhack is available at