Electronic Transactions and E-Signatures in Healthcare: HIPAA, Medicare, E-SIGN and UETA Compliance
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide an overview on the law and regulations related to the use of e-signatures in the healthcare industry. The panel will examine legal and practical issues, including HIPAA and Medicare compliance, risk assessments that covered entities must balance in each transaction, and admissibility of electronic contracts and e-signatures in litigation. The panel will also discuss the implications of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce (ESIGN) Act, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), and UCC for parties contracting via electronic means.
- E-signatures and electronic contracts in healthcare: trends and developments
- Legal considerations
- HIPAA requirements
- Medicare requirements
- Risk assessments for covered entities
- Admissibility in litigation
- Provisions and practices to ensure validity of electronic contracts and e-signatures
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the legal issues surrounding electronic contracts and e-signatures in the healthcare industry?
- What is the interplay between HIPAA, Medicare, ESIGN, UETA and the UCC, and how does this impact electronic healthcare contracts?
- What enforceability, authentication, and admissibility challenges do counsel face in litigation involving e-signatures and electronic contracts?
Heather B. Deixler
Latham & Watkins
Ms. Deixler counsels public and private companies operating in the healthcare and life sciences industries on... | Read More
Ms. Deixler counsels public and private companies operating in the healthcare and life sciences industries on transactional and regulatory matters. She advises hospitals, physician organizations, as well as digital health, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies on privacy and security, physician self-referral (i.e., the federal Stark law and its state counterparts), and fraud and abuse. Ms. Deixler is a Certified Information Privacy Professional with a particular focus on health information privacy and security, including compliance with HIPAA, HITECH, and federal and state privacy and information security laws. She works with clients to develop and implement compliance programs and respond to security breaches, advises on regulatory compliance matters related to healthcare privacy and security including online privacy policies and terms of service, and counsels on such issues in healthcare transactions.Close
Jason E. Johnson
Moses & Singer
Mr. Johnson practices in the firm’s Healthcare, Privacy& Cybersecurity, and Intellectual Property Groups. He... | Read More
Mr. Johnson practices in the firm’s Healthcare, Privacy& Cybersecurity, and Intellectual Property Groups. He counsels his clients on the complicated regulatory and compliance issues related to the privacy and security of data under US and European laws, and complex transactional matters related to product development, marketing, clinical research and business matters. Jason has experience as a bench top research scientist in the academic and pharmaceutical M. Johnson guides clients through all aspects of healthcare privacy and research and development, such as drafting and negotiating research and clinical trial agreements, licensing and manufacturing agreements, assisting clients with regulatory submissions, mergers and acquisitions, and related transactions.Close