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  Jennifer S. Geetter advises global life sciences, health care and informatics clients on legal issues attendant to biomedical innovation, research compliance, financial relationship management, digital health practices, and global privacy and data security laws. Jennifer represents a broad range of clients. Read Jennifer Geetter's full bio.

Digital Delivery of Healthcare Services After COVID-19


By , and on Jul 22, 2020
Posted In Telehealth

The idea of keeping people healthy at home has become more relevant than ever during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The expansion of telemedicine during the pandemic is expected to serve as a catalyst that will permanently change the way providers deliver care and patients engage with their health. Joined by leaders from Cricket Health,...

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Around the Corner: The Future Of Telehealth After COVID-19


By , and on Jun 26, 2020
Posted In Telehealth

Prior to the pandemic, health providers and stakeholders were quickly moving to develop and expand existing telehealth programs. Now we are seeing an adoption of telehealth solutions that far surpasses all of the activity we saw in the past five years combined. Joined by leaders from BDO, Babylon Health, Crossover Health and the Illinois Bone...

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Live Webinar: Developing and Procuring Digital Health AI Solutions: Advice for Developers, Purchasers and Vendors


By , , , , , , , , and on Jun 8, 2018
Posted In Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Data Transfers/Safe Harbor/Privacy Shield, General Interest, Mobile Apps, Telehealth

Join McDermott next Wednesday for a live webinar on the unique considerations in developing and procuring AI solutions for digital health applications from the perspective of various stakeholders. We will discuss the legal issues and strategies surrounding: Research and data mapping essential to the development and validation of AI technologies Protecting and maintaining intellectual property...

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Digital Health Year in Review: 2017 Trends and Looking Ahead to 2018


By , , , , , , , , and on Jan 12, 2018
Posted In Advertising & Marketing, Big Data, Cloud, Consumer Protection, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Data Transfers/Safe Harbor/Privacy Shield, Mobile Apps, Telehealth

Throughout 2017, the health care and life sciences industries experienced a widespread proliferation of digital health innovation that presents challenges to traditional notions of health care delivery and payment as well as product research, development and commercialization for both long-standing and new stakeholders. At the same time, lawmakers and regulators made meaningful progress toward modernizing...

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Next Generation of Patient Care: Balancing Digital Engagement with Patient and Consumer Privacy


By and on Aug 18, 2017
Posted In Consumer Protection, Data Privacy, Mobile Apps, Telehealth

Jennifer Geetter and Lisa Schmitz Mazur wrote this bylined article on the regulatory implications of technology-supported devices, resources, and solutions that facilitate health patient-provider interaction. “Health industry regulators are struggling with how to apply the existing privacy regulatory regime, and the permitted uses and disclosures for which they provide, in this new world of healthcare...

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New York AG Settlement with App Developers Serves as a Warning for the Need for Evidence-Backed Commercial Claims


By and on Apr 5, 2017
Posted In Advertising & Marketing, Big Data, Consumer Protection, Data Privacy, Ecommerce, Electronic Contracting, Mobile Apps, Telehealth, Text Messaging

On March 23, 2017, the New York Attorney General’s office announced that it has settled with the developers of three mobile health (mHealth) applications (apps) for, among other things, alleged misleading commercial claims. This settlement highlights for mHealth app developers the importance of systematically gathering sufficient evidence to support their commercial claims. Read the full...

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What You Need to Know about Changes to the Common Rule


By , , , , and on Feb 10, 2017
Posted In Data Privacy, General Interest, Uncategorized

The Final Rule published by the US Department of Health and Human Services on January 18, 2017, largely avoids major modifications to the Common Rule. However, it specifically addresses creation of biospecimen and data repositories and use of those repositories for secondary research. All stakeholders involved in federally funded research should be aware of the...

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HHS Finalizes Overhaul of Federal Human Subjects Research Protections


By and on Jan 18, 2017
Posted In Data Privacy, General Interest, Uncategorized

On January 18, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and 15 other federal agencies issued a final rule overhauling the federal human subjects research regulations known as the “Common Rule.” These are the first revisions to the Common Rule since its original enactment in 1991, and have been in progress since HHS...

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OMB Reviewing Common Rule Overhaul


By and on Jan 6, 2017
Posted In Data Privacy, General Interest, Uncategorized

On January 4, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) submitted a draft final rule to amend the federal human research regulations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). These regulations, often referred to as the Common Rule, were originally developed in 1991 and have been adopted by multiple federal departments and...

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End of Year Attention to Health IT and Digital Health Tools in 21st Century Cures


By , , , and on Dec 13, 2016
Posted In Consumer Protection, Data Privacy, Telehealth

On December 7, 2016, the US Congress approved the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures legislation), which is intended to accelerate the “discovery, development and delivery” of medical therapies by encouraging public and private biomedical research investment, facilitating innovation review and approval processes, and continuing to invest and modernize the delivery of health care. The massive...

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