Phillips & Cohen partner Colette Matzzie explains why her client decided to blow the whistle in a Law360 story about the Konica Minolta Healthcare settlement of her qui tam case that alleged flaws in electronic health records (EHR) software.
“The flaws in the EHR defendants’ software not only rendered the system unreliable and unable to meet meaningful use standards, but the flaws also created a risk to patient health and safety,” said the complaint, which was unsealed with Thursday’s settlement. “Rather than spend the time and resources necessary to correct the flaws in its EHR software, the EHR defendants opted to do nothing.”
“Our client was concerned about possible patient harm that can occur if EHR software isn’t properly certified, so she stepped forward to inform the government about what she had witnessed,” said Colette Matzzie, a partner and whistleblower attorney with Phillips & Cohen representing Wilson. “Ensuring that EHR software meets all governmental requirements is important to safeguard both patient care and federal funds.”
Read the entire article, “Konica Minolta To Pay $500K Over Faked Health Program Cert.,” on Law360’s website (subscription required).