Risk diagnosis: the rise of healthcare apps and wearable technology in the UK
December 12, 2019
Wearable technology and the apps that support it are a growing part of the healthcare ecosystem, extending beyond the wellness and lifestyle sphere in which they largely originated, to support monitoring, diagnosis and management of a variety of health issues, particularly chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma and arthritis.
Healthcare risks in the digital age
November 18, 2019
Telemedicine has opened up access to healthcare for many in the UK by providing an alternative way to get routine care. As a supplement to face-to-face consultations it has the potential to bring many benefits but there are concerns this may compromise the quality of care – increasing the potential for claims against both healthcare providers and those who supply the technology.
Wage & Hour Issues Facing the Healthcare Industry
October 14, 2019
Given the scale and complexity of many of their employment structures, healthcare employers present an inviting target for plaintiff lawyers and face collective and class actions alleging failures to comply with overtime or other compensation requirements.
DOL Issues Long-awaited Final Rule on White Collar Overtime Exemption
October 4, 2019
The long running saga of changes to the salary threshold for white collar exemptions from overtime entitlement seems to be reaching a conclusion. The US Department of Labor announced its final rule on September 24 and it will be effective from January 1, 2020.
HIPAA Security Risk Analysis — How to Put It into Practice
September 5, 2019
For Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) covered entities and business associates starting their security journey, understanding the “lifecycle” of electronic protected health information (ePHI) is an integral piece of the HIPAA risk analysis.