How Many Healthcare eDiscovery Challenges Are There? More Than You Might Think: eDiscovery Trends

This week’s post for IPRO’s blog discusses the number of healthcare eDiscovery challenges today – probably even more than you realize. There are certainly more challenges than I realized.

The article titled eDiscovery Challenges in Healthcare (available here) written by Sundar Krishnan and Narasimha Shashidhar from Sam Houston State University, right up the road from me in Huntsville, Texas (in 2019, even before the pandemic added more challenges) discusses several considerations for eDiscovery in healthcare, including the types of litigations related to healthcare and the types of data for corporate IT healthcare.

Here are two of the challenges listed in the article:

  • Big Data: From an estimate of clinical data generation viewpoint alone, data storage needs can be upwards of 19 Terabytes per year, so the ability to leverage technology such as AI and index-in-place technologies is very important here.
  • EHR and Automation: The transition to Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems have led to a comprehensive set of patient information, but deployment challenges have led to security concerns as EHR systems are not always compatible with each other, and they can become obsolete over time leading to litigation relating to the EHR systems themselves.

So, how many healthcare eDiscovery challenges are there?  You can find out on IPRO’s blog here. 😉  It’s just one more click!

Speaking of healthcare and eDiscovery challenges, Nick Inglis of IPRO is conducting a webinar next Tuesday, August 17th at 12:00pm ET, titled Dealing with Your Shadow Information Problem.  You can register here for the event!

So, what do you think?  How many healthcare eDiscovery challenges do you think there are?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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  1. you can’t talk about health care records without referencing the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA….. https://www.ahima.org/) Think of them as the ARMA of health information management with state or local chapters in every state plus Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico plus a global reach. Ron Hedges introduced me to these folks a number of years ago and I’d highly recommend you visit their web site.

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