Kimberly A. Baldwin-Stried-Reich, MBA, MJ, PBCI, CPHIMS, RHIA, CEDS, CPHQ, FAHIMA, has over 30 years of experience in a variety of healthcare settings. She specializes in Healthcare Informatics and HIPAA Compliance.
Ms. Reich holds a Master’s of Business (MBA) from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, a Master’s of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Health Law and Policy from the Loyola School of Law - Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy in Chicago, IL and a Post Baccalaureate in Clinical Informatics (PBCI) from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Clinical Informatics Certificate Program. She is the first Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) to complete the Johns Hopkins Division of Health Sciences Informatics Certificate Program and certification in EDiscovery. She is the lead author of the 2012 AHIMA publication E-Discovery and Electronic Records, a first of its kind healthcare e-discovery resources.
Ms. Reich maintains active membership and participates in The Sedona Conference® for Privacy & Security & Electronic Records Production, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), American Medical Informatics (AMIA), Healthcare Compliance Association (HCCA), Society for Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE), Society for Participatory Medicine (SPM), American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), Information Governance Initiative (IGI) and Greater Chicago Health Information Management Systems Society (GCCHIMSS).
Litigation Support - Ms. Reich is an expert witness for both defense and plaintiff legal counsel in matters involving HIPAA, e-discovery, and Electronic Health Records Systems fraud and abuse. Her services include thorough report preparation, depositions, and trial testimony.
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Kathryn S. Crous, Founder of EMR Forensics Expert, LLC, is an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) expert with 20+ years of proven success in operations management, quality compliance, risk management, budget management, and hospital information systems. She has successfully managed large EMR, multi-million-dollar projects for Fortune 500 companies, effectively leading large, multi-location, cross functional teams.
Background Experience - Ms. Crous has served as a CIO and strategic business executive at NYC Health + Hospitals and Northwell Health, both academic integrated healthcare delivery networks, in the Greater New York City area. She has deep healthcare technology expertise including EMR forensics. Ms. Crous has decades of experience in the designing, building, and testing of EMR systems. Having deployed over a dozen EMR conversions, she can explain how the data goes into an EMR, how reports are generated, what the date and time stamps mean, and how to ensure the EMR is complete.
Litigation Support - Kathryn Crous provides EMR forensic services to help attorneys augment analysis, understand the paper medical record, and ultimately to succeed in medical litigation She has the deep technical expertise to interpret the paper medical records rendered from an EMR with all the complexities of vendors, integration, and executable functions.
Ms. Crous' services are available to attorneys for plaintiff and defendant working on medical malpractice litigation that need help explaining the nuances of EMR technology. Ms. Crous provides thorough review, depositions, and expert witness testimony as needed. Having spent her entire career in healthcare, she can provide a deep understanding of the clinical, technical, and healthcare workflow to articulate clearly to a jury the sequence of events in medical legal cases.
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