Mobility Solutions Changing eDiscovery Practices
| Topic : eDiscovery
According to MDNews.com, the presence of mobile devices at healthcare institutions has changed the role and value of reliable eDiscovery solutions and protocol.
While most medical procedures and patient records are unlikely to be subject of legal action, the possibility exists. Hospitals and other healthcare institutions must understand this and the potential consequences of failing to do so, MDNews.com reported. Most organizations employ or consult attorneys, so asking for direction and guidance from the attorney will help develop a clear policy for medical record and document preservation. Additionally, it will provide instructions for doctors and other workers regularly viewing and updating these documents.
As healthcare institutions begin updating their technology to comply with various federal regulations, experts contend that making eDiscovery part of the process will safeguard organizations from potential legal troubles should litigation become a reality.
Cost-effectiveness is often a primary consideration for any organization looking to upgrade technology. The advent of cloud computing has made eDiscovery a more affordable and flexible process for many organizations. Furthermore, email archiving, which is often used with eDiscovery, has benefited greatly from cloud computing.