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“Health on the Go” Conference to Explore Impact of Mobile Health Apps

March 26, 2014

“Health on the Go: the Law and Business of mHealth" will explore the fast-growing revolution in the delivery of health care
'Health on the Go: the Law and Business of mHealth' will explore the fast-growing revolution in the delivery of health care

Health care is rapidly moving from the doctor’s office to the palm of the hand, with 500 million people expected to use mobile health apps by 2015. This shift creates tremendous opportunities and risks for entrepreneurs, providers, clinicians and patients.

“Health on the Go: the Law and Business of mHealth,” a conference to be held at Drexel University’s School of Law (3320 Market St.) on Friday, April 4, will explore this fast-growing revolution in the delivery of health care. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, click here. Four Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits are available, including two ethics credits, for $100.

The interdisciplinary conference will feature presentations by faculty and administrators from numerous Drexel University colleges and offices: Drexel Law, the College of Medicine, the College of Computing & Informatics, the Close School of Entrepreneurship and the ExCITe Center.

Presentations on the impact of mHealth on practitioners, investors, regulators and IT developers will be made by experts from the University of Pennsylvania, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Independence Blue Cross, Duane Morris, the ECRI Institute and Big Yellow Star, Inc.

Nicolas Terry of the Indiana University School of Law will give the keynote: “‘Siri, Call My Doctor!’ The Interaction of Mobile and Traditional Health Care.” 

The full schedule is as follows:

Continental breakfast
8 – 8:40 a.m.

8:40 – 8:45 a.m.

  • Robert Field, JD, PhD, professor, Drexel University School of Law and School of Public Health
  • Barry R. Furrow, JD, director of Health Law Program, Drexel University School of Law

Keynote: “Siri, Call My Doctor!” The Interaction of Mobile and Traditional Healthcare
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

  • Nicolas Terry, Hall Render Professor of Law and director, Hall Center for Law and Health, Indiana University School of Law

Medical Practice and mHealth
9:30- 10:30 a.m.

  • Ian Bennett, MD, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • Linda Fleisher, PhD, senior scientist, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Thomas Olenzak, director of Innovation, Independence Blue Cross

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Developers and the Future of mHealth
10:45 – noon       

  • Michelle Rogers, PhD, Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics
  • Chuck Sacco, Drexel University Close School of Entrepreneurship
  • Youngmoo Kim, PhD, director, Drexel University Expressive & Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center
  • Damien Leri, founder and technology lead, Big Yellow Star, Inc.

Box lunch
Noon - 12:15 p.m.

Legal, Regulatory and Business Issues
12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

  • C. Mitchell Goldman, JD, partner, Duane Morris
  • Lisa Clark, JD, partner, Duane Morris
  • James Keller, vice president ECRI Institute
  • Christopher Robbins, IT security manager, Drexel University College of Medicine 

Q&A, Wrap-up
1:45 – 2:00

The conference was organized by nationally known health law scholars Robert I. Field, PhD, and Barry R. Furrow, JD.

Media Contact:

Alex McKechnie