Since the early 2000s, electronic health records (EHR) software has become a central aspect of health care.  But as technology marches ever onward, and yesterday’s state-of-the-art hardware becomes today’s obsolete junk, many health care providers find themselves needing to change their EHR software. In “Switching EHRs: Common issues and lessons learned”, Dan examines how such changes implicate a range of legal issues, including preservation of records for HIPAA, medical malpractice, and compliance considerations, end-user license agreement quirks that may complicate transitions from one system to another, and practical and logistical problems associated with staging the adoption of new software.