I will be speaking at two conferences over the next week:

    (1) AAOS Practice Forward: Managing your Practice in an Era of Health CareTransformation (PDF; also see AAOS webpage) in Chicago, where I will be giving two presentations – one on shared savings programs including accountable care organizations and bundled payment initatives and one on the effective (and legal!) use of social media by health care providers together with my colleague Jamie Verkamp (with whom I have presented a number of health care social media webinars; and

    (2) Health 2.0 in San Francisco, where I will be moderating a Health Law 2.0 panel discussion on managing online reviews of health care providers and services:

Legal Concerns with Provider and Product Ratings, Rankings and Reviews

Moderated by: David Harlow, The Harlow Group LLC

Many Health 2.0 based companies either directly or indirectly provide information on providers, products or services. Companies or consumers often post candid reviews. An expert panel will discuss the legal implications of offering information on providers. They also will give some examples of problematic information and tips on how to avoid defamation claims and other legal actions.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Karl Olson, Ram, Olson, Cereghino & Kopczynski

David Johnson, Crowell Moring

Mitch Rothschild, CEO, Vitals

I hope to see some of you out there — in the heartland and on the left coast.  Feel free to tweet me – @healthblawg.

David Harlow
The Harlow Group LLC
Health Care Law and Consulting