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The challenges of using radiology images in litigation

To strengthen their case during court trials, personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys often rely on MRIs, CT scans, and other radiology images that depict their clients’ injuries or illnesses. Unfortunately, lawyers face plenty of challenges that prevent them from effectively using medical images in litigation, including:
1. Obtaining, storing, transporting, and viewing radiology images
Prior to digitization, doctors burned X-rays onto large pieces of film that would be held against a light box for viewing.

4 Disruptive technologies in the insurance industry

In today’s cutthroat insurance industry, US insurers are constantly on the lookout for technologies that can help them improve their efficiency, keep up with changing demands, and gain a competitive edge. To guide you in your search, here are four fields of IT that you should focus on:
1. Predictive analytics
Predictive analytics involves gathering, mining, and analyzing historical data to forecast possible future outcomes.

What law firms need to know about HIPAA

Does your law firm deal with medical records and other protected health information (PHI)? If it does, then you may be subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

The cost of noncompliance with HIPAA can be steep — Advocate Health Care Network paid a violation settlement of $5.5 million! Therefore, it’s wise to understand how this federal law affects your practice.