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Health Care Technology 2017: Critical Issues in Cybercare, Digital Medicine, and Structuring Effective Agreements


Speaker(s): Amy S. Leopard, Diana J.P. McKenzie, Douglas A. Grimm, Forest Blanton, Nardo Manaloto, Steve Berman, Wen Dombrowski, William A. Tanenbaum
Recorded on: Jun. 13, 2017
PLI Program #: 186633

Amy Leopard practices business law and advises a diverse array of clients in the healthcare and technology industries.

Amy is a valued business advisor in corporate matters involving healthcare and information technology law. She provides trusted counsel to healthcare providers, entrepreneurs, and service providers on licensing, payment, regulatory compliance, privacy and technology issues. As a former hospital executive, Amy has in-depth knowledge from over twenty years in the healthcare industry as vice president in both academic medical center and community hospital settings and an internship in the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. She also teaches advanced courses on transactions for healthcare organizations as an Adjunct Professor at the Case Western Reserve Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of "Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine" and worked on NIH grant projects. Amy has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America.


Mr. Blanton serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Memorial Healthcare System.  Mr. Blanton oversees the Information Technology, Clinical Engineering, and Health Information functions at Memorial.  Memorial is a six hospital system serving southern Broward County, Florida.  Mr. Blanton has worked at Memorial for over 30 years and has led the selection and design of numerous clinical and operational systems, as well as many strategic projects.

Mr. Blanton lives with his family in Southwest Ranches, Florida and received a Bachelors’ in Mathematical Sciences and a Masters’ in Operations Research, both from Stanford University.  Mr. Blanton has earned the following certifications:  PMP (Project Management Professional); FACHE (Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives); CMA (Certified Management Accountant); CDP (Certified Data Processor); and CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management).


Diana McKenzie is a partner and chair of HunterMaclean’s information technology and outsourcing practice group. She is internationally recognized for her work in information technology and outsourcing matters and is best known for her ability to provide practical, efficient, and strategic legal counsel.

Diana has practiced exclusively in information technology and privacy law since 1985. This experience gives her the breadth and depth to offer an unparalleled sophisticated and holistic perspective on her clients’ business and legal challenges. She has extensive experience with issues unique to the health care technology industry.

Diana is a nationally recognized writer and internationally recognized speaker in information technology, outsourcing law, and cybersecurity/privacy law. She has given over 170 speeches in fifty cities across the United States and in fourteen countries in Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia. Diana has published over fifty articles in various periodicals such as the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance, The Licensing Journal, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal, and the Computer and Internet Lawyer. She has been quoted over 100 times in various periodicals such as the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Miami Herald, and Computerworld Magazine. Diana also has a background in computer programming.

Diana graduated from Kenyon College, magna cum laude, with honors in Political Science in 1981. She earned both her M.B.A. and J.D. from Emory University in 1985. Prior to joining HunterMaclean, she practiced at a major Chicago law firm where she founded and ran the information technology law practice group. Other leadership experience includes running the U.S. contracting for one of the top health care technology vendors. She has also served on the Management Committee for the first information technology law boutique in the country.

 


William A. Tanenbaum is ranked in top tiers by Chambers: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and in its Global Edition, Who's Who Legal, and Best Lawyers in America in technology, outsourcing, IP, AI and Data Law and recognized for his strength in healthcare technology.  He works closely with clients to bring actionable, industry-informed solutions to their business needs.

Bill has “expertise in technology transactions that puts him at the very top of the market” (Who's Who Legal) and "his technology approach and understanding of healthcare - his domain expertise - is a winning combination.” (Chambers)  According to Chambers, Bill “brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearlessness and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem.”  Bill is recognized as one of the “leading names” in AI and as a “go-to expert [on] data.” (Who's Who Legal/Global Data Review)  He was named as the “Lawyer of the Year” in IT in New York in 2013 by US News & World Report and one of the Top 30 IT lawyers in the U.S. (Best of the Best/Expert Legal Guide), and as one of the “IAM Strategy 300 - The World's Leading IP Strategists,” as an “IP Star” and as a “Life Sciences Star.” (Managing IP; LMG Life Sciences) Bill was President of the International Technology Association and is the Contributing Editor of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Digital Health 2020

Chambers also finds that Bill has a “solid national reputation,” “is a “prominent figure in technology and outsourcing,” “provides savvy representation,” and “uses his expertise to help [clients] successfully navigate negotiations.”  Bill also “has strong litigation experience” with patent victories in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Who's Who Legal).  He was appointed by peer review to the “List of the World’s Leading Neutrals [Arbitrators]” and is Board Member of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center.  He is also a past Vice President of the Society for Information Management, an  industry CIO association (New York Chapter). 

Prior to joining Moses & Singer, Bill was the Chair of IP and Technology Transactions at a Wall Street firm, a partner in an international IP firm, and the Practice Co-Chair of Healthcare Technology Transactions at an Am Law 100 firm. 

 

 


Douglas Grimm is a health care regulatory partner at Arent Fox who previously served as a former Chief Operating Officer of multiple acute-care hospitals throughout the United States. Douglas focuses his practice on the representation of hospitals and health care systems with an emphasis on regulatory counseling in the areas of compliance planning, government investigations, health information privacy and security, reimbursement issues, health information technology, peer review/medical staff and certificates of need, development of new service lines, licensure and provider enrollment, and insurance issues.