One overlooked aspect by many in the Legal Nurse consulting industry is information security. According to the U.S. government, information security means protecting any material information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. In the legal world, an attorney's failure to maintain proper information security can result in a lost case, fiduciary liability, and/or disbarment.
For a Legal Nurse, your consequences may involve liability, being fired by the attorney, and/or destroying your good business name. In order to prevent these consequences from happening, the Legal Nurse must safeguard any information obtained from the attorney client privilege, the work product doctrine, and follow any pertinent Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) regulations.
This topic is the first on a series on how to protect yourself and your business as a Legal Nurse. Information security is a new and emerging field, but is vital to understand in both the medical and legal realms.
Information security and the Legal Nurse is covered in depth in the new course called Case Strategies for the 21st Century. Class size will be limited. Register while you can!
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Las Vegas, NV: June 8-12, 2009