Digital, Mobile, and Virtual Medicine: Legal Challenges

Protecting Patient Privacy, Avoiding Corporate Practice of Medicine, and Ensuring Quality of Care

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Thursday, May 2, 2013

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide guidance on overcoming the challenges in the use of digital devices and in the practice of virtual medicine. The panel will offer best practices to develop policies and procedures to minimize liability risks.

Description

The use of apps and digital devices such as smartphones and tablets has increased among physicians and other healthcare providers. Use of these apps and devices creates legal risks, such as patient privacy and security, for health care professionals, hospitals, and other healthcare providers.

In addition to the increased use of digital information and devices, the practice of virtual medicine (online consultations and remote monitoring) is becoming more common. For example, Health Partners provides an online medical clinic to treat everyday conditions. Further, insurers such as Aetna and UnitedHealth Group offer virtual office visits as an option and some big companies now include remote consults in their benefits.

Patient privacy, regulatory compliance, reimbursement, malpractice, and the corporate practice of medicine are among the legal challenges facing healthcare providers utilizing digital and virtual medicine. This program will discuss these legal challenges and more. The panel will offer best practices for developing and implementing policies and procedures to minimize legal risk.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys discusses the legal challenges of using apps and portable electronic devices in the healthcare setting and in the practice of virtual medicine. The panel will offer best practices for developing and implementing policies and procedures to minimize legal risk.

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Outline

  1. Legal challenges
    1. Federal and state privacy laws
    2. Regulatory issues: FDA, FCC, FTC, etc.
    3. Licensing and prescriptive authority
    4. Malpractice
    5. Reimbursement
    6. Fraud and abuse
    7. Corporate practice of medicine
  2. Best practices for minimizing legal risks while ensuring quality of care

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What steps should hospitals, providers and their counsel take to protect the security of digital devices and the patient information stored on a digital device?
  • What are the key elements for effective policies and procedures governing the use of digital devices and apps by healthcare providers?
  • What are the critical issues to consider in developing effective policies and procedures governing the practice of virtual medicine?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.

Faculty

Johnson, Ryan
Ryan S. Johnson

Shareholder
Fredrikson & Byron

Mr. Johnson represents clients in a variety of transactions. He structures and negotiates acquisitions,...  |  Read More

Katherine Douglas
Katherine Douglas

Shareholder
Fredrikson & Byron

She devotes a substantial portion of her practice to advising physicians, clinics, hospitals and medical device...  |  Read More

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