Tech&Law Breakfast: Designing Legal Solutions for Digital Healthcare

Designing Legal Solutions for the Disruption of Digital Healthcare

By Marcelo Corrales Compagnucci

Marcelo Corrales CompagnucciThe use of digital technologies in healthcare is changing how medical treatments are developed by researchers, applied/practiced by medical professionals and experienced by patients. A defining feature of this disruption is the emergence of new medical “apps” that leverage algorithm-based AI systems. As the use of such apps and AI wearables goes mainstream and new players—notably “Super Platforms” with digital rather than a medical expertise—enter the healthcare sector, the traditional means of providing medical services will be further transformed. These developments pose a number of challenges for regulators and other policymakers, most obviously, in the context of privacy and data protection. In this presentation, we will examine how the emerging field of Legal Design can provide a more transparent infrastructure that embeds relevant legal protections in the user interfaces of healthcare products and services. The presentation will conclude with some examples and reflections on the challenges specific to implementing Legal Design in an eHealth context.


Marcelo Corrales Compagnucci is Attorney-at-Law specializing in intellectual property, information technology and corporate law. His research interests are the legal issues involved in disruptive innovation technologies and biomedicine. He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL).


08:45 – 09:00 Doors open, coffee, tea, croissants etc.
09:00 Welcome
09:00 – 09:30 Research presentation
09:30 – 09:40 Q&A
09:45 End


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