Electronic Health Records and Patient Safety: Legal Challenges and Solutions

Friday, April 5th, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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The Law-Medicine Center Conference

$100.00 for Case Western Reserve Law Alumni
$200.00 for all other attorneys

6 hours of CLE credit has been approved

Webcast Archive Content

Video: Electronic Health Records and Patient Safety - Part 1
Video: Electronic Health Records and Patient Safety - Part 2
Video: Electronic Health Records and Patient Safety - Part 3
Video: Electronic Health Records and Patient Safety - Part 4

Event Description

Electronic health record (EHR) systems are now omnipresent in medical facilities. But have they meaningfully advanced patient safety? The conference, featuring legal and medical experts from around the country, will analyze EHR technology and the regulations that govern it. It will emphasize solutions to contemporary EHR challenges and develop detailed recommendations for regulatory, policy, and technological improvements.

The conference is a collaboration with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is supported by Trustworthy EHR.

The conference offers 6 hours of CLE credit (pending approval) and 6 hours of CME credit (approved).


Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Legal Education Readings


Time Topic
8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcome remarks
8:45 am – 9:45 am

Electronic Health Records and Emerging Technologies: Attributes, Benefits, and Shortcomings

Dean Sittig, PhD, Professor, Center for Healthcare Quality & Safety, School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Nicolas Terry, LLM, Hall Render Professor of Law, Executive Director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health, Indiana University, Indianapolis

9:45 am – 10:45 am Patient Safety

Darrell Ranum, JD, CPHRM Vice President, Patient Safety, NE Region, The Doctors Company

Scott Lucas, PhD, PE, Director, Accident and Forensic Investigation at ECRI Institute

10:45 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

EHR Certification and Other Regulations: What Exists and What is Missing?

Rachel Nelson, JD, MHA, Branch Chief, Policy Analysis and Implementation, Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Ross Koppel, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania; Professor of Biomedical Informatics, the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

EHRs and Litigation

Reed Gelzer, MD, MPH, EHR Data Quality Improvement and Records Risk Analyst for Trustworthy EHR, LLC

Chad Brouillard, MA, JD, Attorney at Foster & Eldridge, LLP

Thomas P. Wolski Jr., DO, FAAP, Pediatrician, Emergency Department, Akron Children’s Hospital, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northeast Ohio Medical University

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm Break

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

EHRs and Physician Burnout

Sharona Hoffman, JD, LLM, SJD, Professor of Law & Bioethics, Co-Director of Law-Medicine Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

James Willig, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, Director, Research and Informatics Services Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Solutions

Leah Binder, MA, MGA, President & CEO, The Leapfrog Group

Steve Steffensen, MD, Chief of Learning Health System, Clinical Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

With input from other panelists


Event Location

Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

This Lecture

Free and open to the public
Online registration available or register at the door

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