Computer Expert Tells How to Prepare for Litigation With Good Information Management
COLUMBUS, OH (JULY 27, 2010)—Interhack computer scientist C. Matthew Curtin presents Preparing for Litigation: The Importance of Strong Electronic Information Management at the 2010 AHIMA National Conference in Orlando, Florida. In his role as a computer expert witness, Curtin was hired to sort out a conflicting electronic medical record. He presents the matter as a case study showing how health information should be managed in anticipation of electronic discovery in litigation.
Health information managers daily make decisions that they may not realize affect future litigation. Matt Curtin is the Founder of Interhack Corporation, a computer experts firm. He has experience as a Rule 26 expert in litigation where the affects of those decisions become manifest. In this case, mismanagement led to sanctions in the form of the Defendant paying for the Plaintiff's expert and Plaintiff's counsel to work with the expert.
In a 2009 article Discovery Beyond Documents prepared for presentation at the Defense Research Institute, Curtin describes in detail electronic discovery of data types like medical records, data bases, billing records, etc., the kinds of information available beyond electronic versions of "documents."
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