Electronic Health Records Expert Witnesses
What is an electronic health records expert witness?
Electronic health records expert witness candidates typically have expertise in healthcare system administration, health law and policy, computer science, medical billing, medical record review, information technology, and/or healthcare compliance. The chosen expert could be associated with a health information industry organization such as the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Healthcare Business Management Association (HBMA), HL7 International, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), or the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI).
What types of cases require an electronic health records expert witness?
Example litigation support matters requiring an expert in electronic health record technology include medical malpractice cases, intellectual property (patent infringement, trade secrets), false claims, and health insurance fraud. Cahn Litigation Services has placed many EHR experts.
Representative cases have encompassed:
- internal medicine medical coding,
- Medicaid or Medicare medical billing,
- insurance reimbursement case in Arizona,
- inpatient mental health standard of care,
- source code,
- meaningful use,
- graphical user interface,
- False Claims Act,
- Office of Inspector General (OIG) fraud,
- health information technology valuation,
- software development,
- The Affordable Care Act (ACA),
- critical care or personal injury case documentation,
- Illinois EHR system technology US patent infringement,
- clinical informatics,
- HIPAA privacy violation matters,
- life care planning,
- New York medical history EMR breach, and
- medical malpractice.
What litigation support work might an electronic health records expert witness be expected to perform?
Expert witness services from an expert in electronic health records could include expert report preparation, computer forensics, expert opinion, deposition testimony, and courtroom testimony. A forensic expert is often called upon to educate the court on details about electronic evidence. An electronic health records expert witness could work alongside a clinician or medical expert to support a case.
In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, the lead attorney may request a professional with prior expert witness testimony experience. An expert witness must not only have the appropriate substantive expertise but should also possess the ability to explain the facts of the case to a judge and jury.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for an expert witness around quickly. The firm has years of experience providing law firms with health information technology candidates with the right balance of expertise and testimony experience to support each unique project.
Electronic Health Records Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Electronic Health Records experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Electronic Health Records landscape.