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United States: Recap Of AHLA’s Annual Meeting
The AHLA’s Annual Meeting held June 27-29 in Chicago reunited healthcare attorneys across the country. The diverse group of attendees were eager not only to reconnect in-person, but also to process the changes that the now-easing pandemic has brought to all corners of the healthcare industry. The conference presenters grappled in real-time with the transitory nature of the healthcare landscape today, including the significant role that technology has played in driving shifts in care delivery. The panel discussions assessed which changes to healthcare delivery and reimbursement would continue after the pandemic, and in what format.
Here, we provide an overview of what our healthcare law experts learned at the conference across relevant topic areas:
> Technology . Healthcare technology was the prevailing topic, with presenters and attendees discussing how the industry will be transformed by virtual care modalities and new capabilities of artificial intelligence. As always, with technology comes data, and experts weighed in on issues like data use, licensing, aggregation, new rules on information blocking, ransomware attacks/cyber insurance, and preparing for disasters, whether natural or human-made.
Regulatory and Enforcement Environment. Many programs focused on the government’s response to the pandemic, including how the government may change its policies once […]