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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John B. Everlove, Paramedic, BA has over 25 years of experience providing Emergency Medical Services. Currently licensed and practicing in California, Mr. Everlove has the following licenses and credentials:
Litigation Support - Mr. Everlove provides dependable and professional litigation and support services for both plaintiffs and defendants. As a Supervisor and Clinical Manager for an organization of 150 employees, he conducted numerous investigations related to all aspects of Pre-Hospital Emergency Care from inception, to final review and root cause analysis. Mr. Everlove has participated in the research, development and implementation of clinical care equipment, policy and procedure design and implementation, as well as clinical educational services for Paramedics and EMTs. Areas of Expertise:
Kimberly M. Pearson, MHA, MBA, RN, CCHP is a Correctional Healthcare Consultant with over 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including correctional healthcare (both medical and mental health), clinical nursing, management, and administration in a variety of healthcare venues. In her role as Deputy Agency Director for the Orange County Health Care Agency, Ms. Pearson was responsible for all medical and mental health care provided in the Orange County (California) adult and juvenile detention facilities. The adult jail system ranks in the "top ten" in the country in terms of size, with an average daily population of over 6,500 inmates. She has been honored as a National Award Recipient for Excellence in Executive Leadership at the 2016 Nurse.com Nursing Excellence GEM Awards (Giving Excellence Meaning).
An expert in her field, Ms. Pearson delivers seminars and lectures on Correctional Healthcare topics around the country. In 2019, she spoke on “The Art of Managing Regulatory Inspections,” to the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare in Fort Lauderdale, FL, on “Clinical Management for High-Risk Patients in this Litigious Environment,” to the American Correctional Health Services Association in San Jose, CA, and “Sticking Together: A Cohesive Correctional Healthcare Delivery System,” to the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare Leadership Institute in Las Vegas, NV.
Litigation Support - Ms. Pearson previously provided Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death case reviews as an in-house consultant for two law firms in the Midwest. She is currently the CEO/President of KP Consulting LLC, consulting on policy and procedure development and comprehensive correctional health system review and recommendations. Ms. Pearson has served as a correctional healthcare expert witness in over 75 cases in the past five years. Her services are available to attorneys representing plaintiffs or defendants and includes comprehensive written reports for both federal and state cases, standard of care evaluation, and correctional health care deviation identification.
Jacqueline N. Bloink, MBA, RHIA, CHC, CFE, CPC, CPC-I, CPCO, CMRS has over 20 years of experience in the field of Healthcare Compliance and Medical Coding / Reimbursement. Educational degrees, certifications and awards in healthcare management, coding, billing, reimbursement, compliance, education, and fraud prevention and identification.
Background - Ms. Bloink served as the Director of Compliance for the largest provider group in Arizona. For several years she worked as a Medical Coding Manager, Reimbursement Manager, and Compliance Liaison for a University Physician Group - Department of Medicine, and as Corporate Responsibility Auditor for a large 3 Hospital network. Ms. Bloink is a Professor and Instructor in the area of Medical Coding, Billing, Health Information Management, and Healthcare Fraud. She also serves as a remote Compliance Officer for a Telehealth organization and works with healthcare providers of multispeciality departments assisting them to better understand medical coding and billing guidelines. She is a national, state and local speaker (author) for such groups as ACFE, HCCA, AAPC, American College of Physicians, CLM, Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, CA AHIMA, and others. As a co-designer and presenter with CMS (MLN) and OIG in 2014 webinar - ACA Provider Compliance Program - she assisted in reaching thousands of healthcare providers learn more about healthcare compliance. In 2015, she was honored to be the recipient of the Arizona ACFE Sentinel Award “Truth Over Self” that acknowledged her assistance to the Office of Inspector General / Department of Justice with the largest Healthcare Fraud Case (FCA) in Arizona history.
Litigation Support - Jacqueline N. Bloink is a knowledgeable expert witness with Healthcare Fraud litigation support history and proven experience with evaluating case allegations and calculating Usual, Reasonable and Customary charges. She offers services to expert witness firms, attorneys, health plans, providers, forensic consulting firms, governments, and IROs.
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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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James Patrick Murphy, MD, MMM, FASAM, is a fellowship trained (Mayo Clinic) board certified Anesthesiologist with subspecialty board certifications in Pain Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Murphy has a Master of Medical Management degree (MMM) from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.
Background Experience: Dr. Murphy is the president and founder of a private practice in the specialties of Pain Medicine (since 1998) and Addiction Medicine (since 2004), and serves on the faculty in the Anesthesiology Department of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He has served as a United States Naval Flight Surgeon, Anesthesiologist, Medical School faculty (Mayo Clinic and University of Louisville), Pain Medicine specialist (interventional pain procedures and medication management), and Addiction Medicine Specialist.
Dr. Murphy is a past president of the Greater Louisville Medical Society and is president elect of the Kentucky Society of Addiction Medicine. He currently serves as the American Society of Addiction Medicine's representative on the American Medical Association's Pain Care Task Force. Dr. Murphy is also on the board of the Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition (i.e. Narcan distribution and training) and serves as a task force work group member of the Kentucky Department for Public Health's Displaced Opioid Patient Workgroup.
Litigation Support: Dr. Murphy provides expert witness services to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant. He is particularly adept at defining "legitimate medical purpose in the usual course of professional practice." His services include medical records review, thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.
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