Slide Sets from Previous Appearances
present to large and small groups on legal, regulatory,
and ethical issues for health care web sites and the regulated industry .
Here are my
from the most recent version of that presentation (in
On February 28th, 2001, I
presented at the American Health Lawyers Association preconference
to the National HIPAA Summit in Washington, DC. Here is the
of that presentation (on legal ramifications of the proposed HIPAA
regulations for e-health companies). On March 2, 2001, I also gave a short
presentation on current self-regulatory efforts in e-health at
the Summit itself. Here is
the print version
of that presentation.
On March 28, 2000, I presented
at the Symposium on Healthcare Internet and E-Commerce: Legal, Regulatory
and Ethical Issues at the Grand
Hyatt in Washington DC. My presentation was about the development
and implementation of health web site privacy policies. Here are my
from that talk (in Acrobat format).
my previous employer, MedicaLogic/Medscape, Inc., I was a founding Board
Member of the eHealth Initiative (eHI), a trade association for
organizations interested in promoting the use of technology to improve
healthcare. Additional background materials are available on the
eHI web site.
an a member of the Editorial Board of Medicine on the Net, a periodical that
provides information on the use of technology and the Internet in medicine.
More information is available from the publisher,
COR Healthcare Resources.
A group of leading companies
in the ehealthcare space have created a self-regulatory body for consumer
health web sites. Called Health Internet Ethics (HI-Ethics), the group is
incorporated as a nonprofit organization. I sat on the Board as a
representative of the Medscape Internet portals through December 26th, 2001,
after which the Internet portal assets of Medscape were acquired by WebMD
Corporation (another HI-Ethics member company). HI-Ethics published
a set of ethical principles in May 2000. You can learn more at the
HI-Ethics web site.
an organizational meeting in the Summer of 1997 (organized by John Mack
of PharmInfoNet and myself), a group of us have formed a nonprofit
organization called the Internet
Healthcare Coalition. You can read more about the Coalition and
its goals by following the link to its web site. The Coalition
is working on a number of important projects, including educational
efforts and promotion of its code of ethics for healthcare organizations
I'm a member of the American Bar Association/Section of Business Law's
Committee and a former co-chair of the
Law Subcommittee. If you're an ABA Business Law Section member (or
are willing to become one), please consider volunteering for current
and future projects (check the web site for details).