You are responsible for ordering or organizing medical records. Assuming the healthcare provider will send you what you request, you receive a CD or stack of records. As you go through them, you realize the records look incomplete, are difficult to decipher, consist of records in a format you’ve never seen before, or were generated by an electronic medical record system. What do you do? How do you decipher your way through the maze? Join us in the new webinar to get the answers. Read more.
You are a legal nurse consultant who is analyzing a chart. All of a sudden, you see a chart entry that does not make sense – or the absence of an entry that should have been there. You look away, bewildered. You begin to form a thought – “Someone tampered with these records.” Your medical knowledge may make you the only person on the legal team to recognize the tampering has occurred. Watch the replay as Pat Iyer MSN RN LNCC, an experienced legal nurse consultant, gives you insider tips on how to detect altered medical records. Read more and sign up.
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Falls, pressure sores and IV therapy-related events may lead to high treatment cost, prolonged suffering, and denied reimbursement for hospital care. They may even cause to the patient’s death. Healthcare providers are increasingly aware of the clinical and financial risks. Attorneys are increasingly seeing plaintiffs alleging deviations from the standard of care related to these events. These events often culminate in litigation.
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Pat Iyer MSN RN LNCC is a legal nurse consultant with 22 years of experience assisting attorneys with medical malpractice and personal injury cases. She has served as president of the AALNC and is the chief editor of Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice (2nd ed.) and Business Principles for Legal Nurse Consultants.
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In the Media – News
Pat Iyer and Alessandro Stievano collaborated to write an article for a British journal, The Consultant. Their article “The Corrosive effects of Bullying- How to Stop Them” was published in the December 2013 issue as a feature article. Download the article here: Corrosive article
Keith Carlson and Kevin Ross interviewed Pat Iyer on RNFMradio on the topic of Electronic Medical Records – Make Them Your Friend. Download the link to the file here. Listen to the interview here.
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