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Here are some things I'm doing that you might find interesting:

Slide Sets from Previous Appearances

-> I frequently present to large and small groups on legal, regulatory, and ethical issues for health care web sites and the regulated industry . Here are my slides from the most recent version of that presentation (in Acrobat format).

-> On February 28th, 2001, I presented at the American Health Lawyers Association preconference to the National HIPAA Summit in Washington, DC. Here is the print version of that presentation (on legal ramifications of the proposed HIPAA regulations for e-health companies). On March 2, 2001, I also gave a short presentation on current self-regulatory efforts in e-health at the Summit itself. Here is the print version of that presentation.  

-> On March 28, 2000, I presented at the Symposium on Healthcare Internet and E-Commerce: Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Issues at the Grand Hyatt in Washington DC. My presentation was about the development and implementation of health web site privacy policies. Here are my slides from that talk (in Acrobat format).

Other Activities

-> Through my previous employer, MedicaLogic/Medscape, Inc., I was a founding Board Member of the eHealth Initiative (eHI), a trade association for organizations interested in promoting the use of technology to improve healthcare. Additional background materials are available on the eHI web site.

-> I an a member of the Editorial Board of Medicine on the Net, a periodical that provides information on the use of technology and the Internet in medicine. More information is available from the publisher, COR Healthcare Resources.  

-> A group of leading companies in the ehealthcare space have created a self-regulatory body for consumer health web sites. Called Health Internet Ethics (HI-Ethics), the group is incorporated as a nonprofit organization. I sat on the Board as a representative of the Medscape Internet portals through December 26th, 2001, after which the Internet portal assets of Medscape were acquired by WebMD Corporation (another HI-Ethics member company). HI-Ethics published a set of ethical principles in May 2000. You can learn more at the HI-Ethics web site.

-> Following an organizational meeting in the Summer of 1997 (organized by John Mack of PharmInfoNet and myself), a group of us have formed a nonprofit organization called the Internet Healthcare Coalition. You can read more about the Coalition and its goals by following the link to its web site. The Coalition is working on a number of important projects, including educational efforts and promotion of its code of ethics for healthcare organizations online.

-> I'm a member of the American Bar Association/Section of Business Law's Cyberspace Law Committee and a former co-chair of the Internet Law Subcommittee. If you're an ABA Business Law Section member (or are willing to become one), please consider volunteering for current and future projects (check the web site for details).

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Most recent update: July 2002