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7 Things All Law Firms (and Their IT Staff) Need to Know About HIPAA

White Papers  |  posted on November 13th, 2013  |  Download PDF

Short for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HIPAA provides standards to protect the privacy of personal health information. To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, Public Law 104-191, included “Administrative Simplification” provisions that required HHS to adopt national standards for electronic health care transactions. Congress incorporated into HIPAA provisions that mandated the adoption of Federal privacy protections for individually identifiable health information.

Reinventing the RFP: Getting the Most Out of Your Document Review Platform in 2014…and Beyond?

White Papers  |  posted on November 8th, 2013  |  Download PDF

2014 will present a number of opportunities for organizations to upgrade a variety of technology tools that the recession forced them to delay.  In particular, document review programs that are due for renewal following a multi-year initial engagement, no longer meet the needs of the firm or where their vendor’s focus on solving client needs seems to have faded. In order to more eectively identify, evaluate and select prospective new tools, acquirers such as law firms and corporate legal departments must begin to update their Request for Proposal (RFP) process to better reflect future trends in litigation, new advancements in the market and their individual needs.

Overcoming Technological Barriers to the Duty of Competency

White Papers  |  posted on March 25th, 2013  |  Download PDF

As electronic documents continue to dwarf paper documents and assume growing importance as a component of many legal proceedings, firms are searching for new and effective ways to tackle the cumbersome tasks associated with document review.  Electronic discovery requires the investigation and review of data, be it email or spreadsheets, as well as the use of the right tools to search data during each stage of litigation.  Effectively knowing how to search for electronically stored information is a challenge for many attorneys.

Should I Use an External or Embedded Database?

White Papers  |  posted on January 23rd, 2013  |  Download PDF

“Do I have access to the back-end database?”  As rudimentary as this question may seem, it is imperative that law firms and organizations clearly understand “eDiscovery review software” (“ERS”) and the database features, functions and benefits prior to “signing on the dotted line.”  While review tools can empower users to control millions of records, manage multiple users, create critical security layers and potentially integrate with other software, understanding an ERS’s underlying database structure and the potential to access the data within it is a critical factor as “with great power comes great responsibility.”

XERA Advanced Analytics with Xmplar™ Custom Find Similar Technology – A Powerful New Way to Search and Find the “Gotcha” Document

White Papers  |  posted on January 18th, 2013  |  Download PDF

Gotcha. The Smoking Gun. No matter how you refer to it, searching for – and, more importantly,
finding that crucial “ah ha” document in a sea of electronic data is critical to conducting effective legal
reviews. As electronic documents continue to dwarf paper documents and assume growing importance
as a component of many legal proceedings, firms are searching for new and effective ways to tackle the
cumbersome tasks associated with document review. We are all well aware of the human resources
and man-hours required to sift through thousands or even millions of emails, spreadsheets, contracts
and correspondence. In many instances, present legal review search technology provides limited
results—while in others it doesn’t locate the precise documents you need to find at all. In most cases,
“not finding” the right document can determine the success or failure of a legal proceeding. Hence, we
need to keep an open mind to emerging technologies that can have a positive impact on cases.

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