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O-14 - Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Cutting Through the Hype

Tuesday, May 1
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Location: E353AB

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are being used more widely in health care—but what really leads to improved clinical outcomes? Gain a better understanding of where AI is being used effectively and implications for the future in this panel discussion. Explore AI applications and the health care programs and functions most likely to benefit from them. Learn about related legal, regulatory, privacy, safety and security issues.

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John Harris


John M. Harris, MBA, Director
John Harris is a director with Veralon, a national healthcare consulting firm with expertise in strategy, mergers and transactions, clinical transformation and value-based payment, and valuation. For over 30 years he has assisted clients with strategic planning, mergers, clinical integration, and innovation. He founded Advance Choice, an advance directive registry and access service. He serves as faculty for the American College of Healthcare Executives addressing health systems of the future and strategic planning, and is editor of Healthcare Strategic Planning, 4th Edition. Mr. Harris has an MBA in healthcare management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College.


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Rene Quashie

Cozen O'Connor

René focuses his practice on a range of health care and life sciences matters, with a particular focus on telehealth, digital health, and mobile health matters. He also handles matters involving Medicare and Medicaid, legislative and health policy, general compliance, and health information technology.
In particular René helps stakeholders — including hospitals and health systems, health plans, telemedicine companies, technology companies, and digital health trade associations — handle the various legal, regulatory, and policy challenges impacting telehealth and digital health. His areas of focus include compliance with state and federal laws affecting the practice of telehealth and digital health, such as cross-border licensure, online prescribing, data privacy, risk management, coverage and reimbursement, fraud and abuse, and credentialing and privileging; state and federal legislation involving providers, employers, payers, and telehealth and digital health technology companies; and contract negotiations involving providers, employers, payers, and telehealth and digital health technology companies.
René serves as a legal advisor to the ERISA Industry Committee’s Telehealth Task Force, providing committee members with legal and regulatory counsel on telehealth issues. He is also a member of the Center for Telehealth and eHealth Law Legal Resource Team, where he offers advice and counsel on issues relevant to the telehealth community.
René frequently writes and speaks on current issues in his areas of practice. He has spoken on telehealth and digital health issues before organizations such as the American Medical Association, the American Telemedicine Association, the Center for Telehealth and eHealth Law, the ERISA Industry Committee, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Visiting Nurse Associations of America, the Illinois Health and Hospital Association, and the Cato Institute.
In 2014, he co-authored Navigating the Telehealth Landscape: Legal and Regulatory Issues, published by Bloomberg BNA’s Portfolio Series, and has co-authored a number of articles and white papers regarding telehealth issues focused on operational, legal, regulatory, and policy issues impacting the telehealth sector. In 2016, he co-authored a groundbreaking 50-state survey of telemental health laws that analyzed the state laws, regulations, and policies impacting telemental health.
In 2008, he was named by Nightingale's Healthcare News as one of the "12 Outstanding Young Healthcare Attorneys" in the United States. René is also a member of several telehealth-focused industry groups and associations.


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Dale C. Van Demark

McDermott Will & Emery

Dale C. Van Demark advises clients in the health industry on strategic transactions and the evolution of health care delivery models. He has extensive experience in health system affiliations and joint venture transactions and counseling health systems, investors and technology companies on strategic, legal and regulatory matters related to digital health programs and enterprises. Dale has been at the forefront of advising clients with respect to the globalization of the US health care industry. He advises US and non-US enterprises with respect to the formation of cross-border affiliations and international patient programs. In addition to writing regularly on matters related to his practice, Dale has spoken at numerous conferences around the world on the globalization of health care.


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