Jodi Terranova focuses her legal practice on litigating medical malpractice cases. She also handles general liability and premises liability matters. Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Jodi worked for a law firm in Alexandria, VA, where she focused on professional, commercial, premises and general liability matters.
By Jodi V. Terranova (Washington, DC) on Posted in Medical,Professional LiabilityIt the fast-paced world of health care, it is easy to forget the simple things – like notifying your state licensing board about address changes. It seems trivial, but there may be consequences for a physician who fails to update her physician profile. State medical boards have the responsibility and obligation to protect consumers of health… Continue Reading
By Jodi V. Terranova (Washington, DC) on Posted in MedicalI do not profess to be an expert in the complexities of metadata in an electronic medical record (EMR). In simple terms, it is analogous to leaving footprints in the sand; although these do not wash away with high tide. In fact, the simple act of logging in and out of an electronic medical chart,… Continue Reading
By Jodi V. Terranova (Washington, DC) on Posted in MedicalIn an earlier blog post, I discussed the importance of time stamps and signatures in electronic medical records (EMRs). A potential pitfall in using EMRs is the prevalence of drop-down menus. EMR software uses drop-down menus to make record keeping more efficient, rather than having the physician type in free text. Such drop-down menus are… Continue Reading
By Jodi V. Terranova (Washington, DC) on Posted in Attorneys,MedicalRecently, I was preparing my physician-client for his deposition in a medical malpractice lawsuit. At the end of the meeting, he asked me: “How can I do better in the future?” My client was referring to his entries into the electronic medical record (EMR). With the transition to EMRs, this is one question that all… Continue Reading
By Jodi V. Terranova (Washington, DC) on Posted in MedicalIt’s not surprising that 70 percent of respondents to the Gallup poll ranked physicians as “highly” or “very highly” honest and ethical, considering that those who were polled are also patients who put their lives in physicians’ hands.… Continue Reading