Assessing the Recent Explosion of Digital Health and Health Tech: An Industry Discussion of the Latest Deals, Increasing Regulations and the Top Legal Issues to Have on Your Radar

July 28, 2021 5:00pm

Kellie Combs
Ropes & Gray LLP

Elizabeth Richards
Latham & Watkins LLP

Erin Whaley
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

Chekesha Kidd
Executive-In-Residence at Archetype Solutions Group

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated the shift to digital health and the need for tech-enabled health services, with many healthcare companies having to innovate at lightning speed to adapt to new needs.  As a result, we have seen over $50 billion in digital health M&A deals in the last year, as well as increasing regulations to address the risks associated with these new technologies.  This panel will examine the recent health tech explosion with a 360 degree lens, and discuss topics including:

  • An overview of the latest digital health advancements impacting and disrupting the healthcare market:  connected medical devices, predictive analytics, cloud computing, symptom checking bots, vaccine passport apps, etc.
  • The most interesting and impactful health tech deals in the last year
  • The new and emerging regulatory landscape governing these new technologies
  • The legal hurdles associated with using patient data, data privacy, medical confidentiality, cybersecurity, and beyond