Monday, May 12, 2014

Audit Trail

Almost every medical provider and many businesses keep records in electronic format now.  By keeping records this way, there often also exists an "audit trail" on the records.  The audit trail is a record of any recorded changes to records.  In the right circumstances, this can be valuable.  At times, records get changed years after the fact once the possibility of litigation arises.  This is why it is important to put a spoliation letter to the holder of the records so they are not erased as part of a normal business practice. 

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