Increasingly, LNCs and attorneys are receiving medical records generated through the use of computers. What are the advantages and disadvantages of computerized medical records? What are the benefits and pitfalls? Are we getting meaningful data? What are the key terms that will enable the attorney to get even more data?
Medical records arrive from the healthcare facility on a disk. Are you able to efficiently organize, view, and annotate these records? Learn the technology tips that will increase your productivity and also allow you to keep digital copies of medical records instead of large paper volumes. With a few basic skills, learn how to create, combine, change, and Bates stamp case records.
Patricia Iyer and Lee Houston have teamed up to present this all new multimedia program.
In this one hour multimedia program, you will learn:
- Why electronic health records are here to stay and how that affects you
- Risks associated with electronic health records
- How to configure a multiple monitor setup
- The best way to view files in Adobe Acrobat
- How to create, combine and manipulate .pdf files in Adobe Acrobat
Patricia Iyer MSN RN LNCC is president of Patricia Iyer Associates and Med League. She has been reviewing handwritten and computerized documentation since 1987. Patricia reviewed nursing malpractice cases for 20 years and testified as an expert witness. She current summarizes records and testifies about pain and suffering. Patricia is editor, author or coauthor of more than 195 books, chapters, case studies, online courses, and articles. She is a sought after speaker at conferences for attorneys, legal nurse consultants, paralegals and healthcare practitioners. Patricia is the author of a chapter on computerized medical records in Patricia Iyer and Barbara Levin (Editors), Medical Legal Aspects of Medical Records, Second Edition, 2010.
Patricia is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Nursing. She is the past president of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, the chief editor of the second edition of Principles and Practices of Legal Nurse Consulting, and the chief editor of AALNC’s online legal nurse consulting course (first edition). She has planned and participated in over 100 hours of teleseminars and webinars since 2008.
Lee Houston, RN, BSN is a legal nurse consultant in North Carolina. He is an emergency department expert witness, legal nurse consultant and clinician who works as a hemophilia nurse for Hemophilia Preferred Care, LLC. Without formal technology training, Lee has mastered several cutting edge strategies to accurately and efficiently review medical records.
Lee is a graduate of Itawamba Community College, Fulton, MS (Associates of Science, Nursing), Regis University, Denver, CO (Bachelors of Science in Nursing), Davidson County Community College, Lexington, NC (Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate Program), and of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Law Enforcement Training Academy, Jackson, MS. Following a career in emergency medicine, critical care, and law enforcement at world-class facilities (Duke University Health System, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics) he founded Emergency Legal Nurse Consulting, PLLC. Since its founding, Lee has spoken in multiple education venues on the abilities of Legal Nurse Consulting and focuses his education presentations on the awareness of medical malpractice to healthcare providers. Lee currently works with toxic tort litigation groups and individual attorney firms as a LNC.
How to Analyze Medical Records: A Primer for LNCs
Use this 2016 new book to get tips and techniques for organizing paper and electronic medical records, the backbone of our business. You will gain an understanding of how to screen a medical malpractice case for merit and discover clues for detecting tampering with medical records. The book covers the pros and cons of electronic medical records, including how they introduce risk into the documentation of patient care. Two final chapters focus on how to polish your work product to create your strongest professional appearance. You will gain critical insights on how to strengthen your ability to analyze medical records – to gain more clients and earn more money.
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