Overcoming the Challenges Associated with Electronic Medical Records, Patient Portals and Audit Trails in Obstetrics Practice

17th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims (Philadelphia, PA)

Hospitals and health systems continue to face many challenges in implementing, maintaining and upgrading their electronic medical record systems. Practitioners are continuing to face not only technical hurdles, but also challenges ranging from security to use strategy to inadequate human interaction. As healthcare systems are still adapting to the “new normal,” there are many areas of EMR that open practitioners, including obstetricians and related healthcare providers, up to malpractice risks.

Debra Weinrich, Partner in the Healthcare Group, participates in a group discussion that will provide key insights on EMR challenges including: 

  • Assessing the latest obstetric malpractice risks associated with Health Information Exchanges, electronic health records and patient portals
  • Overcoming the challenges of implementing an electronic platform and training users
  • Providing assurance of the integrity of the electronic record and the associated raw data
  • Understanding the use of electronic medical records in documenting labor and delivery and how that impacts the defensibility of a case
  • Assessing the challenges associated with cloning records and the retroactive manipulation of electronic records
  • Implementing enhanced documentation tools to capture relevant information in the electronic record


  • Maggie M. Finkelstein | Partner, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
  • Debra A. Weinrich | Partner, White and Williams LLP
  • Victoria L. Vance | Partner, Tucker Ellis LLP
  • Stacey Cischke | Partner, Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd.



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