Virginia: Medical Malpractice – a Lawyer’s Metadata (August 22, 2014)

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On July 30, 2014, Riverside Hospital, Inc. voluntarily agreed to honor a HIPAA Authorization for metadata underlying “text edits” of its electronic medical record shown in its Activity by Medical Record (a/k/a “audit trails”) provided for a deceased patient, a potential wrongful death victim. This follows Riverside Hospital, Inc. previously contesting and losing on the point on June 23, 2014, in the patient fall lawsuit, Peck v. Riverside Hospital, Inc., No. CL1400873V-04 in Circuit Court for the City of Newport News, Virginia, the “Privilege” Hearing Order of which was entered August 5, 2014. See, 6/23/14 Article, infra.