Talk Studio: Use of Electronic Signatures in Healthcare Settings

MLMIC Insurance Company is proud to present the latest episode of Talk Studio, a video series on important and trending issues in professional liability, healthcare law and risk management.

Here, MLMIC attorneys Nancy May-Skinner, Esq., and Brian Felton, Esq., discuss when electronic (or digital) signatures can be used in healthcare settings.

Prompted by a recent policyholder inquiry, Felton reviews the common acceptance of e-signatures in medical record requests and other healthcare environment documentation. He also points out exceptions in which a handwritten signature is still required and recaps implications of the ESRA Act. Additionally, Felton provides best-practice tips for both digital and handwritten signatures.

Be sure to subscribe to the MLMIC YouTube channel to view upcoming installments of Talk Studio. We encourage our insureds to “like” and “share” this video with the goal of spreading this important message with the extended medical community. MLMIC also reminds policyholders they have access to numerous risk management publications and resources available via the MLMIC Insider.