Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Is Artificial Intelligence Ready for Health-Care Prime Time?," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health Care Daily Report. The article discussed the potential impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the health-care sector. Fader told Bloomberg BNA that while the increasing interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs) systems will allow big data companies to begin creating massive libraries of disease and treatment data, which are critical for AI, adoption won't be quick. "I think machine learning and AI have great potential as an adjunct to our existing health-care system," Fader said, "but the hype is way ahead of the reality and will remain so for some time." For example, he said, IBM spent billions of dollars on its Watson Health business unit focused on identifying and treating cancer, but few hospitals have used Watson and the results have been mixed. "If I were counsel to a deep-pocketed tech company in the AI field, I would be concerned about lawsuits by patients and their families if the company were to market its technology as a substitute for physician decision-making," Fader added, acknowledging the inevitability of adverse events. Fader pointed out that AI could be a boon to understaffed hospitals, or to any hospital that experiences a surge of patients during a natural disaster. Even an imperfect AI system could have enormous value in triaging patients, he said, and access to an AI database could fill in coverage gaps at remote medical facilities.
On May 31, Michael Furey will be speaking at "Commercial Litigation from the Masters," a program being presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) and being held at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ.
Erin Magennis Healy, Lori J. Braender and Thomas A. Zalewski authored an article, "A Provider's Guide to Managing a Medical Device Recall," which was published in the American Health Lawyers Association Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law.
Susan Huntington and Danielle Corcione will present an educational call-in discussion, "The Focus on Individuals in Fraud Investigations and Considerations for D&O Insurance," for the American Health Lawyers Association on November 9 from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Eric Fader authored a chapter in the 2017 edition of Westlaw's "Data Security and Privacy Law" treatise, published by Thomson Reuters.
On March 15, Eric Fader will be presenting a live webinar, "Navigating Legal Issues in Neuromonitoring," for The American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM).
On August 2, Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "California's Dreaming of Tougher Health-Care Privacy," published in Bloomberg Law's Health Law & Life Sciences News.
On July 24, Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Help Wanted: Medicare Looking for Health Tech Expert," published in Bloomberg Law's Health Law & Life Sciences News.
Michael Furey was quoted in an article, "An inside look at how Horizon used hospital costs – and quality – in plan to change N.J. health care," which was published on NJ.com and also appeared in the July 29 edition of The Star-Ledger under the headline, "Reports: Horizon Skewed Quality, Costs on New Plan."
Day Pitney partners Michael Furey and David Waizer were recognized in the inaugural NJBIZ Vanguard Series: Leaders in the Law.
Michael Furey was quoted in an article, "Confidential Documents Suggest Horizon Misled Public on how it Picked Hospitals for OMNIA Program," which was published in The Star-Ledger and on NJ.com.