Medical Records Redaction
Redaction in Medical Malpractice Litigation
Redaction is often used in medical malpractice litigation to hide the identities of patients who aren’t parties to the lawsuit. Materials needing editing generally do not comprise medical reports since these are unique to the patient whose case is in dispute. Instead, documents that require redaction are those that might infringe on other patients’ privacy.
What Information Should Be Redacted from Medical Records?
Data Privacy in healthcare has become a hot button issue in the news lately, especially with firms such as Facebook coming under increasing scrutiny in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Did you know, according to recent legislation, patients or their legal representatives have the right to request access to their medical records?
Patient Privacy and Document Redaction in Medical Contexts
Proper redaction of all medical information – whether they be physical or digital documents, audio files, or footage from examinations – is imperative to following the law and avoiding the myriad of problems associated with a data breach.