Electronic patient medical records, HIPAA compliance subject of physician seminars

PROVIDENCE (March 30, 2012) – Frank Connor and Angela Carr recently presented a seminar for Rhode Island physicians on best practices for transmitting and storing electronic medical records in accordance with HIPAA regulations.

The presentation by Connor and Carr in three separate sessions, sponsored by the Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corporation (www.ripcpc.com), coincide with the increasing influence of electronic personal healthcare information (ePHI) on the practice of medicine. Connor and Carr discussed numerous topics, including HIPAA rules on patient authorizations for electronic communications, the requirements for protecting patient privacy in the Internet age, and the advent of email communication with patients.

As part of of Barton Gilman’s medical liability practice, Connor and Carr regularly consult with health care professionals on risk management issues, represent providers before credentialing organizations and licensing authorities, and defend medical professionals in malpractice cases in the state and federal courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Carr recently secured a jury verdict in favor of her client, a nurse practitioner, in a wrongful death case.

About Barton Gilman

Barton Gilman is one of New England’s leading civil litigation law firms with offices in Boston and Providence. Its experienced trial attorneys appear regularly in the federal and state courts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The Providence Business News has named the firm four consecutive years as one of Rhode Island’s Best Places to Work (2008–2011).