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Health Care Technology 2018: New Risks and How to Plan for Them in Cyber Threats, Digital Medicine, IoT and Technology Agreements


Speaker(s): Amy S. Leopard, Cora Han, Diana J.P. McKenzie, Gerard Nussbaum, Linda Sanches, Prof. Anna Lysyanskaya, William A. Tanenbaum
Recorded on: Jun. 4, 2018
PLI Program #: 220330

Cora Han is a senior attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection where she investigates and prosecutes violations of federal laws protecting the privacy and security of consumer information, and works on related policy matters.  She organized the recent FTC workshop on Informational Injury and has also played a leading role working on health privacy matters for the FTC.  Her law enforcement actions include the Commission’s settlement with Facebook.  Prior to joining the FTC, Cora was an attorney with WilmerHale, where her practice focused on trademark, copyright, and media law.


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.


Anna Lysyanskaya is a Professor of Computer Science at Brown University.  She joined Brown in 2002, after obtaining her Ph.D. at MIT.  Her research area is cryptography, especially privacy-preserving cryptographic protocols.  She is famous for her work on anonymous credentials, which are algorithms that allow users to prove that they are authorized without disclosing any additional information.  She is a recipient of the NSF Career award and numerous other grants, the Sloan Foundation Fellowship, and the Google and IBM Faculty Fellowships.


Gerard Nussbaum

Experienced strategic advisor and healthcare executive with mastery of digital health, information technology, healthcare operations, legal and regulatory issues; deep experience in information technology strategic planning, technology system acquisition and implementation, regulatory compliance programs, merger and acquisition planning and execution; and interim management; frequent public speaker and author.

Expertise

Gerard has provided leadership and expertise to academic medical centers and health sciences entities, health systems, community hospitals, children's hospitals, specialty cancer care providers, and health industry vendors clients in many areas, including:

  • Digital health planning and execution
  • Information technology strategic planning;
  • Interim executive leadership;
  • Regulatory compliance and planning (including HIPAA, Stark, Anti-Kickback);
  • Systems acquisition, negotiation, and implementation planning;
  • Contract negotiations
  • Academic research strategic planning;
  • University enterprise strategic planning and enterprise infrastructure operations;
  • Information technology division structure and reorganization;
  • Accountable care organization technology planning;
  • Community EHR planning, program development, EHR Donation rule compliance, provider pricing and delivery options, program marketing; Electronic health record incentive program compliance (meaningful use);
  • Privacy and security planning, policy development, incident response planning, HIPAA compliance;
  • Software development partnerships and innovation center planning;
  • Medical device product planning and market viability
  • Health information exchange strategic planning, operations development, and policy development;
  • New facilities technology planning, design, and visioning; and
  • Health system merger, consolidation due diligence, planning; and separation transition planning.

Affiliations:  Vice Chair, Health Information and Technology Practice Group, American Health Lawyers Association, Member: ABA Health Law Section, HIMSS, IAPP.


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.