8:55 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 Health Care Innovations and Their Impacts
Robert Saunders Ph.D, Duke University Margolis Center for Health Policy, Durham
Listen as an expert in health care policy taps into his experience — as a former senior director of health care policy at the White House, former administrator for CMS, former commissioner of the FDA, and a leading authority on our nation's COVID-19 response — to address recent innovations and their impact on the future of the health care industry.
9:40 The Telemedicine Explosion: Policy Considerations and Practical Realities
Gina L. Bertolini, K&L Gates LLP, Research Triangle Park
Marcus B. Jimison, North Carolina Medical Board, Raleigh
John H. Lawrence, K&L Gates LLP, Research Triangle Park
Leah D'Aurora Richardson, K&L Gates LLP, Research Triangle Park
Receive an outline of telemedicine in North Carolina and survey state law changes nationwide. Explore current telemedicine models, corporate practice of medicine considerations, federal waivers and exceptions, pending legislation affecting the expansion and reimbursement of telemedicine, and government enforcement trends. Then examine Medical Board and other policy considerations, pending legislation affecting the expansion and reimbursement of telemedicine, government enforcement trends, and practical realities of long-term expanded telemedicine.
11:10 Health Law Section Annual Meeting
Sarah B. Crotts, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Charlotte, 2021-2022 Section Chair, Presiding
11:25 Lunch Break
12:10 HR Gone WILD: Shots, Shouts, Shortages and More
Patricia Kelly, Novant Health, Charlotte
Alexander Lyon "Alex" Maultsby, Ramseur Maultsby LLP, Greensboro
Patti West Ramseur, Ramseur Maultsby LLP, Greensboro
This panel discussion brings together an in-house lawyer from a large health system with private practitioners to analyze the pandemic's impact on employment law, including mandatory vaccinations, exemption requests, employee shortages and burnout, and how shifting state and federal regulations have created a new landscape.
1:50 Privacy and Data Compliance Challenges From All Angles: Practical Tips to Manage Risk‡
Tara N. Cho, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Raleigh
From the HIPAA proposed rulemaking and Office for Civil Rights' continued right of access enforcement, to the FTC's renewed focus on healthcare app developers, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information and Technology's information blocking rules, and countless ransomware attacks, the health care industry is faced with compliance challenges across all aspects of operations. The rapid expansion of telehealth services throughout the pandemic and continued innovation across the health-tech sector provide essential benefits to patients and consumers but also add to the complexities of data privacy and cybersecurity risk. This session addresses practical ways to manage risk without stifling creative advancements in health care models.
3:00 How to Be a Peace-Filled Attorney†
William M. "Bill" Satterwhite, Herrin Health Law PC, Atlanta, GA
Listen, learn and laugh as an attorney-physician walks through the effects of stress on the human body and the influences of our diet, as well as concrete actions we each can take to decrease our personal stress.
† Indicates portion providing Substance Abuse/Mental Health credit
‡ Indicates portion providing Technology Training credit
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