Board of Directors Fiduciary DutyMedicare Compliance & Fraud Investigations
Electronic records such as e-mail do more than satisfy discovery requests in litigation. They serve as a check against mistake, fraud and other wrongdoing. Healthcare institutions need to retain these records to enable investigations of misconduct on the part of administrators or other decision-makers.
For example, when the board of directors of HealthSouth Corporation (operator of multiple hospitals) investigated massive accounting and Medicare fraud within the company, it needed access to the e-mail records of executives. Continue reading "Healthcare Internal Control: Retained E-mail & IM Records"
Mr. Wright teaches email law at the SANS Institute.