John C. Steele, a Palmer, Lombardi & Donohue attorney, was used as a source in a Los Angeles Daily Journal article about a new U.S. Food and Drug Administration rule that could expose medical facilities to liability if they design or modify medical device data systems themselves. The paper sought Mr. Steele’s expertise because he represents healthcare providers such as skilled nursing facilities.
In the article, Mr. Steele points out that many facilities are still determining how to modernize their record-keeping systems. “This is one more thing they’ve got to think about,” he says. “If they buy it off the shelf and modify it themselves, it becomes an issue for them now.”
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