SAVE THE DATE: The MBA Health Law Section Council personally invites you to attend our upcoming career development and networking program on Wed., March 4th from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Massachusetts...
Join us on Monday, December 15th from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. for a brown bag luncheon on “HIPAA Compliance 101 for Solo Practitioners.” Kathryn Sylvia, Nixon Peabody LLP, and MBA Health Law Section Council...
Register for the Annual Health Law Conference on June 19, 2014 from 9am-2:30pm at the MBA, 20 West St., Boston.
The conference will feature Keynote Speaker David Seitz, Executive Director of the...
State vaccination requirements have been in the news a lot recently with the latest U.S. measles outbreak originating in Disneyland in California. The MBA Health Law Section Council wanted to get the conversation started about vaccines by reposting an article written by Section Council member Josephine Babiarz in 2013 about mandatory flu vaccinations for medical staff. It is noted that there are significant differences between this inquiry into flu shots and proven, high efficacy vaccines...
In the future, everything will be connected.
That future is almost here.
Over a year ago, the Federal Trade Commission held an Internet of Things workshop and it has finally issued a report summarizing comments and recommendations that came out of that conclave.
As in the case of the HITECH Act's attempt to increase public confidence in electronic health records by ramping up privacy and security protections for health data, the IoT report -- and an accompanying...
The Health Law Section Council wanted to provide members of the Health Law Section with a collection of links to documents regarding the proposed merger of Partners HealthCare and South Shore Hospital.
Commonwealth v. Partners HealthCare System, Inc., South Shore Health and Educational Corp., and Hallmark Health Corp. Complaint for Injunctive Relief:
Joint Motion for Entry of Final Judgment...
The I.R.S. and the Department of the Treasury issued final regulations on December 29, 2014, which clarify obligations of nonprofit hospitals. See 79 FR 250 pp. 78954-79016, “Additional Requirements for Charitable Hospitals; Community Health Needs Assessments for Charitable Hospitals; Requirement of a Section 4959 Excise Tax Return and Time for Filing the Return;” http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-31/pdf/2014-30525.pdf . Previously, hospitals and consumers were relying...
Kate Ackerman at iHealthBeat asked me to participate in her annual piece on Health IT past and future, 12 Experts Weigh In on Health IT Progress, Disappointment in 2014 & Hopes for 2015 . Check out her roundup of 2014 highlights, and the collected opinions of a dozen prognosticators, including the HealthBlawger.
Read them all. Agree or disagree. Most important of all: Work to make your own predictions come true.
For those of you dying to know what I had to say, have...
Jayne B.Tyrrell, executive director of the Massachusetts Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts program, is the the June Access to Justice Member of the Month.