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Healthcare Law & Compliance Institute: Taming Technology

How to Maximize Innovation While Minimizing Risk

Mar
2
2020

Date: March 2, 2020

Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Location: Amelia Island, Florida

As health care providers continue to seek ways to expand their patient base, improve quality, and connect more directly with patients outside of the care delivery setting, technology seems to be playing an increasingly larger role. Telemedicine, medical apps, big data, and artificial intelligence are no longer just buzzwords. They have become strategic business and clinical tools.

However, employing these tools without adequate legal protection, compliance monitoring and business discipline can be risky. Expanded partnerships that involve data transmission, AI applications, and other technologies supplied by third parties all have the potential to create more risk than revenue. Challenges include indemnification for data breaches, medical malpractice liability, HIPAA violations, etc.

This panel will consider ways to minimize these risks by examining best practices and exploring solutions to some of these challenges.

Specific topics for discussion include:

  • The high demand for EMR data
  • Business associate agreement pitfalls in the stated issue areas
  • HIPAA requirements and de-identification challenges
  • Data breach compliance & exposure
  • Contract liability exposure in the stated issue areas
  • Indemnification protections
  • Looming malpractice issues in AI

Speakers

Brent L. Henry is a leading health care attorney who advises Mintz clients on complex business, legal, and regulatory issues. Before joining Mintz, Brent was Vice President and General Counsel of the largest hospital network in New England.
Dianne J. Bourque advises health care clients on licensure, regulatory, contractual, risk management, and patient care matters for Mintz. Dianne counsels researchers and research sponsors on FDA and OHRP regulations. She also counsels clients on data privacy issues, including HIPAA standards.