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Liabilities Associated with EHRs

In a paperless health care system, where is your liability? You’ll examine the issues particular to electronic health records, including patient privacy, medical malpractice, patient access and security. Learn how an electronic medical record may impact an investigation of billing practices and how to evaluate incentives offered to physicians who demonstrate “meaningful use” of electronic medical records.

This course is in the Health IT Leadership Certificate program.

3.0 Total CME

3.0 Elective Credits - CPE

3.0 Elective Credits - Masters

3.0 Elective Credits - HIT

Course Objectives

  • Correlate the current emphasis on patient safety with the government impetus to establish a paperless healthcare system.
  • Address liability issues particular to EMRs, including patient privacy, medical malpractice, patient access and security protection.
  • Recognize how an EMR may impact an investigation of billing practices.
  • Evaluate current incentives offered to physicians who demonstrate “meaningful use” of an EMR.

Method of Participation

To complete this program successfully and claim credit, participants must follow these steps:

  • Read the educational objectives provided on the course summary page.
  • Attend the sessions or watch all the video lectures for this course (if applicable).
  • Read any course materials and complete any required activities.
  • Complete the course evaluation and post-test via your dashboard on the Association website. Successful completion of a given activity's post-test requires a minimum 75% passing score prior to claiming CME credit, with three attempts allowed.
  • CME certificates will be available for printing after claiming CME credit.
  • Estimated time for course completion is equivalent to the CME credit hours.

Key Dates

Original Course Release Date: September 2015

Course Expiration Date: September 2018

Access to Course Expires: 365 days from purchase date of course


Planner Disclosure: The planners (American Association for Physician Leadership® staff) for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty Disclosure: The faculty for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cancellation Policy

Registrations are eligible for full refund or transfer to another course (that occurs within 12 months) for up to 72 hours after purchase. A $100 processing fee applies to cancellations or transfers after 72 hours but before 30 days have elapsed. Cancellations after 30 days from purchase date are not eligible for refund or transfer.

Registrations may not be transferred to another person at any time. All refunds will be issued to the original form of payment. Refunds or transfers are not available if testing has occurred or CME is claimed.

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) and Association of American Medical Colleges’ (“AAMC”) joint initiative (ABMS MOC Directory ( ) to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities, Liabilities Associated with EHRs has met the MOC requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) by the following ABMS Member Boards: ABMS Member Boards:

Allergy and Immunology
Family Medicine
Nuclear Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilition
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry and Neurology
Thoracic Surgery

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