• Driving the Golden Spike: Avoiding Liability with Connected EHR Systems
  • October 23, 2014 | Authors: Peter Jay Enko; Wakaba Yonaiyama Tessier
  • Law Firms: Husch Blackwell LLP - Kansas City Office ; Husch Blackwell LLP - St. Louis Office ; Husch Blackwell LLP - Kansas City Office ; Husch Blackwell LLP - St. Louis Office
  • The evolution of today’s EHR holds much in common with that of the modern railroad. We all take for granted that railroad cars easily move from one track to another and from one company’s lines to another. So, whether the owner of the rail is Union Pacific or Burlington Northern, the gauge is always the same: 4 feet, 8-1/2 inches. There was a time, however, when rail construction standards ranged anywhere from three and a half to over seven feet in width. Each gauge had its proponents and each proponent made persuasive arguments (at least to themselves) as to why their approach was superior.