Health Tech Boom In 2020s Will Test Fraud, Privacy Laws

Law360 (January 14, 2020, 4:59 PM EST) -- The brave new world of high-tech health care — marked by drug-delivery drones and cancer-spotting artificial intelligence systems — will stretch the boundaries of anti-fraud statutes, patient privacy laws and health insurance reimbursement in the 2020s, attorneys predict.

Law360 recently asked lawyers at numerous firms how the practice of health law might change in the decade ahead, and the most frequent forecast by far was that new health care technology will spawn new theories of legal liability and perhaps force policymakers to reboot important laws and regulations.

Daniel F. Murphy, a partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, predicted that “technology...

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