Distance Learning

The Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare in the 21st Century: Hot Topics and Practice Tips, All Parts - On Demand Recording

Time (All Sessions): 90 minutes
Sessions Format: On Demand Recording

During the 20th century, the historic emphasis of public health on protecting populations from infectious disease and environmental threats expanded to include the prevention and reduction of chronic disease through behavior and lifestyle interventions. As we move forward into the 21st century, new challenges have emerged that have further expanded the work of those in public heath, serve to highlight the critical intersection between public health and health care, and require new and innovative strategies and legal approaches. 

For example, as we move into the next frontier in electronic health records, and as the nation moves away from the fee-for-service model, an understanding of the state and federal legal framework for improved interoperability and data sharing become critical. The expanded deployment of telecommunications, and remote diagnostic technology, have created more options for how individuals receive healthcare, requiring competency in the laws and legal frameworks supporting the growing field of telemedicine. And, the US is currently in the midst of a devastating opioid misuse epidemic that has resulted in the enactment of a complex set of federal and state laws.

CDC's Public Health Law Program and the American Health Lawyers Association announce a 3-part series of webinars series will explore three hot topics at the intersection of public health and health care law in the 21st century: data sharing, telemedicine, and the opioid crisis. The webinar series aims to provide updates on state and federal law, highlight trends and distinctions in state law, and each webinar will offer practical perspectives and tips for lawyers representing hospitals, public health departments, and other health system partners. 

  • The Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare in the 21st Century: Hot Topics and Practice Tips, Part I - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 08/08/2018

    This webinar will explore the recent national shift in focus from adoption of health information technology to interoperability and data sharing, and will highlight legal and enforcement initiatives aimed at the sharing of medical records. Speakers will offer perspectives on "interoperability" and "information blocking" as defined by the 21st Century Cures Act, and state law, and will discuss key data security areas that covered entities must consider as they implement new technologies.

    Time: 60 minutes
    Format: On Demand Recording
    Topic: Interoperability and Data Sharing: Emerging Issues and Trends   

    This webinar will explore the recent national shift in focus from adoption of health information technology to interoperability and data sharing, and will highlight legal and enforcement initiatives aimed at the sharing of medical records.  Speakers will offer perspectives on "interoperability" and "information blocking" as defined by the 21st Century Cures Act, and state law, and will discuss key data security areas that covered entities must consider as they implement new technologies. 

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    Sponsoring AHLA Group: 

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee

    Cason D. Schmit, JD

    Research Assistant Professor

    Department of Health Policy & Management 
    Texas A&M University 
    College Station, TX
    Bio

    Steve Gravely, JD

    Founder and CEO

    Gravely Group 

    Melissa Markey, JD, CISSP

    Attorney

    Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, PLLC

    Rachel Hulkower, JD, MSPH (Moderator)

    Public Health Analyst

    Public Health Law Program Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA

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  • The Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare in the 21st Century: Hot Topics and Practice Tips, Part II - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 09/26/2018

    This webinar will discuss legal trends in addressing the opioid crisis, and will explore how state, local, and tribal jurisdictions are responding to this issue by enacting a wide variety of laws related to prevention of opioid overdose and deaths. Speakers will also discuss current trends in opioid-related litigation, including recent suits filed by dozens of state, tribal, and local governments against opioid manufacturers. This program will also feature a discussion of new federal enforcement initiatives, including the formation of the Department of Justice's Opioid Fraud and Detection Unit and the 2017 Health Care Fraud Take Down. Panelists will also highlight 2018 federal funding and other efforts aimed at reducing the drug supply, and demand of opioids, through prevention, treatment, and recovery, and the implications for the health care industry.

    Time: 60 minutes
    Format: On Demand Recording
    Topic: Interoperability and Data Sharing: Emerging Issues and Trends   

    This webinar will discuss legal trends in addressing the opioid crisis, and will explore how state, local, and tribal jurisdictions are responding to this issue by enacting a wide variety of laws related to prevention of opioid overdose and deaths.  Speakers will also discuss current trends in opioid-related litigation, including recent suits filed by dozens of state, tribal, and local governments against opioid manufacturers. This program will also feature a discussion of new federal enforcement initiatives, including the formation of the Department of Justice's Opioid Fraud and Detection Unit and the 2017 Health Care Fraud Take Down. Panelists will also highlight 2018 federal funding and other efforts aimed at reducing the  drug supply, and demand of opioids, through prevention, treatment, and recovery, and the implications for the health care industry.  

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    Sponsoring AHLA Group: 

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee

    Courtney Tito

    Associate

    McDonalds Hopkins
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Bio

    Harry Nelson, JD

    Founder and Managing Partner

    Nelson Hardiman LLP
    Los Angeles, CA
    Bio

    Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH (Moderator)

    Team Lead for Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development

    Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development
    Public Health Law Program Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

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  • The Intersection of Public Health and Healthcare in the 21st Century: Hot Topics and Practice Tips, Part III - On Demand Recording

    Recorded On: 10/16/2018

    This webinar will highlight the rapid growth of telemedicine over the past few years, in response to strides in technology, growing commercial insurance coverage, and a continued short supply of physicians. The heart of this program will be an exploration of the growth of federal and state laws related to telemedicine. Speakers will provide an overview of the trajectory of telemedicine-related laws, highlight the existing legal framework, and provide perspectives on what may be on the legislative front. Panelists will also highlight innovative ways to structure telemedicine service arrangements to ensure compliance with traditional state and local health care laws.

    Time: 60 minutes
    Format: On Demand Recording
    Topic:  Telemedicine and the Law: Where are We Now?     

    This webinar will highlight the rapid growth of telemedicine over the past few years, in response to strides in technology, growing commercial insurance coverage, and a continued short supply of physicians. The heart of this program will be an exploration of the growth of federal and state laws related to telemedicine. Speakers will provide an overview of the trajectory of telemedicine-related laws, highlight the existing legal framework, and provide perspectives on what may be on the legislative front. 

    Panelists will also highlight innovative ways to structure telemedicine service arrangements to ensure compliance with traditional state and local health care laws. 

    Note: No CLE offered for this course.

    Sponsoring AHLA Group: 

    • AHLA Public Interest Committee

    Mei Wa Kwong, JD

    Executive Director

    Center for Connected Health Policy
    National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
    Sacramento, CA
    Bio

    Melissa Goldman, Esq.,

    Associate

    Baker Donelson 
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Bio

    Jennifer R. Breuer, JD

    Partner

    Drinker Biddle 

    Chicago, IL
    Bio

    ​Dawn Pepin (Moderator)

    Public Health Analyst

    Public Health Law Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
    Bio

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  • AHLA Member: $0
  • Non-AHLA Member: $0

Sponsoring AHLA Group

  • Public Interest

Live Webinars

Live webinars are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Please refer to the Distance Learning CLE State Chart for details regarding specific state guidelines.

  • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA possesses approved provider/sponsor status: AHLA webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit. Certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation. Those states are: Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
  • For attorneys licensed in states in which live distance learning programs are approved and AHLA does not possess approved provider/sponsor status: participants are able to apply directly to their state accrediting body for approval for and accreditation of AHLA-sponsored webinars. The application and agenda are available for download during the live event and any time thereafter; certificates of completion are made available immediately following the webinar upon completion of the course evaluation.
  • In states in which live distance learning programs are not approved, it is still possible to obtain CLE credit by applying directly to the state's accrediting body for “self-study" credit where applicable.

Other, Non-CLE Credits

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