Changing Rules of Legal Medical Record Spark Confusion

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  • February 27 2013, 4:47pm EST

As more patient records become automated and provider organizations increasingly are working in a hybrid environment of paper and electronic records, the rules of the game for establishing and maintaining a legal medical record are getting blurry.

“The challenges of hybrid records create new relationships and dependencies,” says Suzanne Layne, corporate director of health information services at four-hospital Main Line Health System in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

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