Imagine yourself in a hospital room. Someone you love is lying unconscious in the bed. You have no idea what happened to cause him/her to be in this condition. Doctors and nurses are asking you to consent to the withdrawal of life-support. Your loved one left no instructions on what he/she wanted done under these circumstances.
When it comes to hiring an attorney for your personal injury case, more often than not you’ll need to base your decision on more than just picking up your phone and dialing the first number you see.
Both the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH) created incentives for U.S. health care providers to improve medical recordkeeping and information sharing by transitioning to electronic health records (EHR).