The 30th Pan Mass Challenge: Follow the livetweeting right here and please sponsor my ride

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David Harlow quoted in US News & World Report health care reform story

The saga continues in our nation's capital, and Kent Garber of US News &World Report provided a roundup of the current state of health care reform this Tuesday — encompassing the positions of the President, the Blue Dogs, the CBO, Speaker Pelosi, Sen. Baucus, and a raft of other Congressional committee leaders — as the […]

The Lawyers Don't Always Say No: Bringing Legal into Health Care Social Media Strategic Planning

I led one of the roundtable discussions at last Thursday's Social Communications & Healthcare conference in New York City.  After a morning of back-to-back case studies presented by folks from the CDC (swine flu resources) to McNeil (online ADHD communities) to Pfizer (on twitter and other forms of transparency) to word-of-mouth marketing consultants (for all […]

Blog Carnivals: Lawyers, Medbloggers and Health Wonks (Oh My)

Just catching up on the week's blog carnivals …. Blawg Review #221 at The Complex Litigator begins with an exposition on Guy Fawkes Night, and takes us on a tour of the blawgosphere, touching on imagined Senate confirmation hearing testimony from Yoda, hamsters, and class actions. This week's host of Grand Rounds, Doc Gurley, presents […]

Social Communications & Healthcare Conference in NYC

Today I participated in the Social Communications & Healthcare conference in New York City. (PDF agenda here.)  About 375 folks heard a series of case studies presented by social media leaders from within large corporations and from consultancies, followed by roundtable discussions on a variety of related topics.  Many attendees were livetweeting the case studies […]

Red Flags Rule: The FTC piles on, because HIPAA, ARRA and overlapping state laws just weren't enough

Update 5/28/10:  Red Flags? Nah … nothin' but blue skies.  The FTC delays implementation of the Red Flags Rule yet again, to December 31. Update 11/3/09:  The FTC announced that implementation of the Red Flags Rule will be delayed once more, this time until June 1, 2010.  The announcement came on the heels of losing […]