Location: Austin, Texas
The digital health revolution has been heralded as the future of American medicine. The rapid growth in electronic health records has fueled a plethora of digital diagnostic tools and consumer-facing apps. These tools have the potential to lower our overall healthcare cost burden by detecting life-threatening conditions, managing chronic disease and fostering healthier lifestyles. But their creation, development and use pose challenges for in-house lawyers in a range of settings: healthcare providers, insurers and employers, as well as companies producing and promoting the products. This panel will explore the vast range of regulatory oversight related to the development, application, marketing and use of digital health products by various US government agencies, as well as the employee/employer privacy concerns raised by their deployment.