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  • Then and now, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) sought to “… improve portability and continuity of health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets, to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in health insurance...

  • The FTC enforces the Federal Trade Commission Act, which basically authorizes the FTC to protect Americans from "unfair . . . acts or practices." These are never defined in regulation, and the FTC has established through administrative and judicial...

  • Leonard Kish and Eric Topol recently argued eloquently for patient control of a lifetime health record , adding their voices to the calls for patient ownership of health records, building on the foundational notion that ownership is necessary in order...

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  • The Medicare Shared Savings Program is intended to lower costs and improve quality. If program participants succeed in meeting these goals, they are able to share in the savings — calculated by comparison to expected Medicare FFS expenditures for...

  • Tucked into the FDA innovations of the 21st Century Cures Act recently passed by the House of Representatives and sent over to the Senate is a subtitle on interoperability. (Link goes to bill summary and status page. See Title II – Delivery, Subtitle...

HEALTH LAW LEADERSHIP

Lorianne M. Sainsbury-Wong (left), chair
Donald  Whitmore (right), vice chair

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David Harlow is the principal of The Harlow Group LLC, a health care law and consulting firm based in Newton, Massachusetts. Harlow's expertise pertains to digital health law and policy, starting with HIPAA and state law health care data privacy and security planning and compliance for covered entities and business associates, including health care providers, big data analytics shops and health app developers. Also, his award-winning blog, HealthBlawg, is highly regarded in both the legal and health policy blogging worlds.
 
Harlow is a graduate of Boston University School of Law, Boston University School of Public Health, and Brown University, where he graduated with honors. Harlow is a charter member of the external Advisory Board of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, and he serves as Public Policy Chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine. In addition, he is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association Health Law Section Council.
 

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