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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Legal and Ethical Issues

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Produced on August 27, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Healthcare’s rapid digitization has resulted in the creation and consumption of massive amounts of patient data. This data flows through the healthcare Internet of Things including EHRs, medical devices, diagnostic software, and numerous other connected systems. Artificial Intelligence (AI) may help organizations leverage patient data in novel ways to transform the healthcare industry by unlocking insights, driving quality and efficient improvements, and controlling costs. Yet, the use of AI is largely unregulated today and continues to create various legal risks and pose ethical questions.

This course, presented by Alaap Shah of Epstein Becker & Green, will prepare attorneys to understand the landscape of legal and ethical issues related to AI in healthcare. The program will also help attorneys learn how to navigate risks associated with the development, implementation and use of AI in healthcare.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the definition of AI and some examples of how it is currently applied in healthcare
  2. Grasp the legal and ethical issues related to AI, with a focus on questions of privacy and cybersecurity
  3. Discuss regulation of AI including scope and limitations of existing law and efforts to further regulate AI

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Alaap B. Shah

Epstein Becker Green

ALAAP B. SHAH is a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm's Washington, DC, office.

Mr. Shah:

  • Advises clients on privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection laws and regulations
  • Advises on cybersecurity and data breach matters
  • Advises clients on health care fraud and abuse matters and government investigations relating to health information technology
  • Counsels clients on digital health and data asset management strategies and related compliance issues

His work focuses on defense and counseling of health care entities on legal and regulatory compliance issues around privacy, cybersecurity, and data asset management. He has extensive experience with legal issues related to health information technology, big data analytics, and digital health strategies. He provides compliance counseling, establishes and evaluates compliance programs, conducts privacy and security risk assessments, establishes compliant contracting strategies to build trust networks, and responds to data breaches.

Mr. Shah is a Certified CSF Practitioner, a designation given by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), an organization that provides training to develop and maintain effective security programs for health care and life sciences companies that comply with security laws, regulations, and standards, including HITECH, HIPAA, PCI, JCAHO, CMS, ISO, NIST, and various other federal, state, and business requirements. He is also recognized by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS).  Mr. Shah is also recognized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the United States.

Mr. Shah began his legal career at Epstein Becker Green. Before rejoining the firm in October 2017, he served as Senior Counsel and Chief Privacy and Security Officer at an oncology membership society where he strengthened enterprise-wide privacy and security, helped establish a big data initiative focused on improving quality of care by harnessing cancer patient medical information, and built data sharing trust networks among the oncology community.

During law school, Mr. Shah worked with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of General Counsel, where he provided legal counsel and support to all agencies and programs under the Public Health Division of DHHS. 


Jennifer T.

great info - thanks!

Joseph D.

might even broaden this - applies to more than just healthcare

Kenneth C.

I know several lawyers with artificial intelligence.

Leslie S.

Well done. Informative and interesting.

Jeanelle M.

Thank you!

James C.

Impressive presentation and eloquently presented

Paul S.

Very interesting presentation!

Shira C.

Very engaging speaker.

Richard C.

Excellent program. Thank you very much.

T. Rao C.

Excellent presentation

Stephen C.

tough subject to speak to..might have considered how regulatory sandbox fits into it...great presentation overall

Jodie S.

Interesting and well presented.

kenneth H.

Interesting KCH

Christopher B.

Wow, what an eye-opening presentation. i'll be researching this for a while. Thank you.

James A.

Clear and well-organized.

Mike B.

Thank you.

Lisa M.

Excellent presentation!

Kerry S.

Fascinating. Thank you.

Gregory N.

good treatment of a complex area

Stephen C.

Thought provoking

Jed M.

Excellent program!

Matthew J. B.

Fascinating and timely topic!

Karen T.

The speaker presented the material in a logical manner.


Good job!

Nicole P.

Very information, easy delivery of a great deal of information without seeming rushed.

Barry G.

I was awed by how well versed the presenter is in a developing field.

Lisa K.

Excellent presentation style.

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