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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).


William A. Tanenbaum is an IP, technology, data and cybersecurity lawyer and the Co-Chair of the Health Care Technology & Innovation Group in the New York office of the AmLaw 100 firm Polsinelli  PC.  Bill is highly ranked by Chambers, Legal500 and Who’s Who Legal in IT & Outsourcing in the U.S. and internationally.   He was named as “Lawyer of the Year” in IT in New York by US News & World Report;  as one of 6 U.S. lawyers in Best Data Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal: Data 2018;  as one of the Top 5 IT lawyers in the country by Who’s Who Legal; and as one as one of the World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists.  

Those legal ranking researchers find that “he has expertise in technology transactions that puts him at the very top tier of the market [and] he is a font of knowledge on creating new IT structures and has strong litigation experience;  that he has “formidable expertise in cybersecurity and data licensing and is considered one of the leading names in the domestic market;” and that he “brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearlessness and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem.”   Bill is a graduate of Brown University (Phi Beta Kappa) and Cornell Law School and the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.      


Diana J. P. McKenzie has a nationwide practice focused on providing practical, efficient and strategic legal advice to clients on significant information technology and outsourcing transactions. Ms. McKenzie has practiced exclusively in information technology law since 1985.  This experience gives her the breadth and depth to offer an unparalleled sophisticated and holistic perspective on her client’s business challenges.  She has extensive experience with issues unique to the health care technology industry.  Ms. McKenzie is a nationally recognized writer and an internationally recognized speaker on technology and electronic commerce law.  She has given over 150 speeches in 50 cities and 14 countries.  Ms. McKenzie’s quotes and writings have been published in the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance, The Licensing Journal, CIO Magazine, ComputerWorld, National Law Journal, and the Computer and Internet Lawyer.  Diana also has a background in computer programming.   She has been selected as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Technology by Chambers USA, as one of the top lawyers in the U.S.A. in Information Technology Law by The Best Lawyers in America, and as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Illinois by Chicago Magazine. She is a Past President, of the ITechLaw Association and has been a Senior Member of HIMSS since 2002.  Diana currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Technology Association of Georgia, Savannah Chapter.  Ms. McKenzie received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Kenyon College, and an M.B.A. and a J.D. from Emory University. 


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.