Lectures & Events

Electronic Health Records and Patient Safety: Legal Challenges and Solutions

Friday, April 5, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Approved for 6 hours of in-person CLE credit
$100.00 for Case Law Alumni
$200.00 for all other attorneys

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.

Speaker Information See agenda
Event Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

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
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
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
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
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
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