Health on the Go: Medical Apps, Privacy, and Liability
April 4, 2014
Five hundred million people will use a health app by 2015 and the use of health apps will increase by 25% yearly. But what are the privacy and legal implications of Health on the Go?
About the Conference
The digital world presents new opportunities to improve your health. It’s now possible for your every movement, every intonation in your voice, every phone call you dial or receive, and every website you visit to be tracked, documented and analyzed to create your health profile. From maximizing your personal health and identifying public health trends to fueling a new sector of the economy, health information from apps, social networks and games is shaping our lives. And as our digital health data grow, the need to address the legal, medical and social implications becomes increasingly important.
On Friday, April 4, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in partnership with UIC School of Public Health brought together medical app developers, lawyers, regulators and health care professionals to discuss privacy and policy considerations for a public increasingly dependent on "Health on the Go." The conference discussed the laws and regulations dealing with the collection and use of health information outside the health care system. It also addressed current federal and state investigations into data aggregation and medical apps.
Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General
George Annas, JD, MPH
Chair of the Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights
William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, Boston University
Lori Andrews, JD
Director, Institute for Science, Law and Technology
Distinguished Professor of Law, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Sarah Blenner, JD, MPH
Director, Center for Diabetes Research and Policy, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Ben Gerber, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine
Erik Jones, JD
Director, Policy Bureau, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan
Scott A. Kamber, JD
Managing Partner, KamberLaw, LLC
M. Ellen Mitchell, PhD
Professor of Psychology and Interim Dean, IIT Lewis College of Human Sciences
Melanie Tiano, JD
Investigative Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Yan Zhang, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin
President, Association for Competitive Technology (ACT)
Representing the App Community
William Kling, JD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Administration, University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health
Adjunct Professor, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Richard Warner, JD
Faculty Director, Center for Law and Computers
Professor of Law, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
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