Friday, March 31st
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Bloomfield Open Hunt Club
Join us for this exciting morning conference featuring speakers who are leaders in their field. Each panel will provide a balanced discussion on their topic and where appropriate promote the adoption of technology in the delivery of healthcare. The panels will also provide an overview of the actual technology and its applications, the current status of the law regarding this technology and other legal and practical considerations.
Speakers at the event include:
Electronic Medical Records Panel
Jennifer Andreou, Plunkett Cooney
Ms. Andreou currently serves as co-leader of Plunkett Cooney's Medical Liability Practice Group. Ms. Andreou specializes in the defense of physicians and hospitals in claims alleging medical malpractice. Other areas of expertise include representation of healthcare professionals in state investigations and licensing matters.
Daniel G. Beyer, Kerr Russell
Mr. Beyer is a trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience, having tried over 50 cases in the Michigan Circuit and District courts and the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He focuses his practice on personal injury matters related to medical malpractice, motor vehicle claims and general negligence; lender's and owner's title claims; insurance coverage; physician licensing and administrative complaints; commercial matters and consumer claims.
Fabian Fregoli, MD, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
Dr. Fregoli is the Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) and Regional Chief Medical Informatics Officer-East Market for the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. He was in private practice as a family physician until 2007, when he joined SJMO. In addition to his focus on clinical quality and patient safety, Dr. Fregoli provides leadership in the area of clinical informatics to SJMO and St. Mary Mercy Livonia hospitals.
Kimberly Lovett Rockwell, MD, JD, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
Dr. Rockwell is a health care corporate and intellectual property attorney with experience guiding clients through various health care regulatory and compliance issues; mergers and acquisitions projects; employment matters; and intellectual property disputes. Ms. Rockwell is a board-certified family medicine physician whose years of experience as a primary care physician informs her client-focused approach to providing practical legal counsel on important healthcare organizational, clinical, compliance, regulatory issues, and intellectual property.
Kevin Lasser, JEMS Telehealth
Mr. Lasser is the founder and CEO of JEMS Telehealth Technology (JEMS Telehealth). Having developed “best in class” encryption security, and having been the Chairman of the Michigan Homeland Security Consortium, Kevin launched JEMS Telehealth in 2010, the first company worldwide to offer medical-grade encryption for mobile live-streaming video. Kevin oversees global business operations for JEMS Telehealth as it continues to expand throughout North America and Asia. Recognized as the preferred telehealth choice for healthcare providers in both private and public institutions (i.e. VA, Dept. of Homeland Security, FEMA and Hospice of Michigan).
Daniel Arndt, MD, MD, MA, FACNS, FAES, Beaumont Children’s Hospital
Dr. Arndt is director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Beaumont Children's. In 2010, he helped to establish the Michigan Pediatric Epilepsy Telemedicine Program at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. This program helped to improve access to quality epilepsy care for children and youth in rural and medically underserved areas by utilizing telemedicine to connect them to epilepsy specialists in Michigan’s major children’s hospitals. Dr. Arndt is currently in the process of setting up a similar program at Beaumont Children’s Hospital
S. George Kipa, MD, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Dr. Kipa is the deputy chief medical officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. As deputy corporate medical director at BCBSM he was given the assignment to look into reimbursement of Telemedicine. As part of that assignment he served as a member of the Michigan Telehealth Policy Group at MSU. In June 2002, BCBSM released a telemedicine policy closely following CMS rules. In 2016, the Telemedicine policy was significantly expanded. Currently, as deputy chief medical officer, Dr. Kipa continues to be involved in BCBSMs Telemedicine policy development and efforts to promote the role of telemedicine within the context of BCBSMs value partnership programs.
George J. Miller, BS, MA, Oakland County Department of Health and Human Services
Mr. Miller was appointed the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services for Oakland County in July of 2008 by the County Executive, Mr. L. Brooks Patterson. His responsibilities include the Health Division, the Children’s Village juvenile justice facility and the Homeland Security Division. Mr. Miller was formerly the Health Officer for the Oakland County Health Division. As Health Officer, with a population of over 1.2 million people, he was responsible for the planning and implementation of the largest comprehensive public health system in the State of Michigan.
William J. Kowalski, JD, Rehmann
Mr. Kowalski is a Principal and Director of Operations for Rehmann Corporate Investigative Services (CIS) in Troy. As Director of Operations for Rehmann CIS, Bill manages complex fraud investigations for public and private sector entities. He also performs fraud risk assessments throughout Michigan, helping agencies and corporations identify, eliminate, and prosecute fraud. In addition, he conducts seminars on fraud prevention and educates about the threat and cost of cybercrime. Bill began his investigative career in 1983 with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During his 25-year tenure with the FBI he served in the Detroit, Memphis, New York City, Flint, and Washington, D.C offices. Bill was most recently the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI office in Detroit with oversight responsibility for counter-terrorism operations throughout Michigan.
Wes Reynolds, Netsource One
Mr. Reynolds technology security consultant. He has a bachelor's degree in computer science from Southern Illinois University. His certifications include Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Cisco Certified Internet Expert and Information Technology Infrastructure Library. Reynolds has 20 years of experience as head of information technology at multiple companies and specializes in enterprise security, risk assessments, policies and procedures.
Jon Boguth, Esq., Hall Render
Mr. Boguth is an attorney in Hall Render's technology and privacy practice group, focusing his practice in the area of IT procurement. He works closely with hospitals, health systems and other health care stakeholders to draft and negotiate agreements for all varieties of products and services, focusing on contracts for electronic medical records and other software, subscriptions, medical devices and technology-related services, including consulting and outsourcing services. He also assists software companies with developing and negotiating their contracts.
Brian Balow, Esq., Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC
Mr. Balow concentrates his practice in the areas of domestic and international transactional law, IP protection and licensing, information technology/cyberlaw, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. He has represented clients in numerous industries, including factory automation, automotive, apparel, heavy machinery, healthcare, publishing, agriculture, telecommunications, and tax-exempt nonprofits. For more than 15 years, Mr. Balow has represented a Fortune 50 manufacturing company on a wide range of technology transactions, including licenses, joint development agreements, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and outsourcing deals.
Patrick Haddad, Esq. – Kerr Russell
Mr. Haddad has 25 years of experience in the areas of securities, corporate law, health care law and insurance. Patrick’s health care law practice includes advising on provider contracting, change of ownership (CHOW), certificate of need (CON), hospital/medical staff relationships, third party payor reimbursement, and state and federal laws regulating the delivery of health services and the business of health care. Patrick is a frequent speaker before legal and business groups on the topics of securities and health care, including presentations on peer review, physician self-referral, anti-kickback, compliance plans, HIPAA, and antitrust.
Catherine Edwards, Esq. – Kerr Russell
Ms. Edwards has more than 25 years of experience handling a broad range of litigation matters. She concentrates her practice primarily in the areas of medical malpractice defense, commercial litigation and employment litigation. Catherine has substantial experience in jury trials before state and federal courts.
Oakland County Health Division Update
Pamela Hackert, MD, JD, MPH, Oakland County Health Division Chief of Medical Services
Dr. Hackert will discuss using technology for public health issues such as mapping tuberculosis transmission and using Geomapping to identify outbreaks.