David Harlow will be a keynote speaker at the 14th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference, November 15-17, in Las Vegas

I will be speaking on the legal issues surrounding health care social media at the upcoming 14th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference.  Some health care executives are concerned that involvement with social media on behalf of their organizations can lead only to ruin: HIPAA and malpractice liability, employment issues and other concerns lead many providers to […]

Connected Health Symposium 2010

I attended the Connected Health Symposium last week in Boston. I enjoyed many of the sessions (sometimes wished I could have attended two simultaneously, though the livetweeting helped on that front), and as usual enjoyed the hallway and exhibit floor conversations too.  As is often the case at conferences these days, I had the opportunity […]

Massachusetts State Rep. Ruth Balser speaks with David Harlow about health reform, the Massachusetts experience, and potential implications for the federal effort

The Massachusetts health reform experience is often cited as a model for key aspects of the federal health reform law – the Affordable Care Act.  To gain some insight into the origins of the Massachusetts health reform law, and to explore current experience with implementation, I spoke with Rep. Ruth Balser, a legislative leader and […]

ACO Workshop: The Feds commit to making Accountable Care Organizations work with safe harbors, waivers

Don Berwick kicked off the day-long Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Workshop and Listening Session, co-hosted by the FTC, CMS and the OIG, with a short, stirring speech that touched on his Triple Aim for health care: better care for individuals, better health for populations and reduced per-capita costs.  He committed the government to interpreting applicable […]

mHealth, markets and cold, hard cash

Last month, PricewaterhouseCoopers issued a report, Healthcare Unwired, examining the market for mobile health monitoring devices, reminder services, etc. among both health care providers and the general public.  One of the big take-away points seems to be that 40% of the general public would be willing to pay for mobile health, or mHealth, devices or […]