Legal and Healthcare Professionals Come Together for Healthcare Summit
On Tuesday, May 21, 2013 more than 130 clients gathered at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia for the third biennial White and Williams Healthcare Summit. In true Summit fashion White and Williams lawyers partnered with seasoned experts from the healthcare industry and related fields to deliver a wide array of programs that covered issues and trends affecting the healthcare industry. Representative organizations included, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Geisinger Health System, MCARE, PMSLIC, Main Line Health, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
This year’s presentations included “Lessons Learned from Litigation,” “Providing for the Providers: Supporting the Medical Team After an Adverse Event,” “Challenges for the High-Tech Hospital,” and “Managing The Medicare Morass – Navigating Through the Secondary Payer Act.”
White and Williams was honored to have two nationally recognized experts, Dr. Robert Debbs, Chair of the ACOOG Post-Graduate Education Committee and Associate Professor of OB/Gyn at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Mikel Gray, Professor of Nursing at the University of Virginia, join Don Ladd, Chair of the Healthcare Group for the featured presentation, “Evidence-Based Medicine and Its Impact on the Standard of Care.” They discussed the evolution of evidence-based medicine and how it has significantly influenced the practice of medicine and the definition of standard of care in the courtroom. They also discussed changes in the way literature is approached in developing professional guidelines across multiple specialties, as well as its impact on medical technology and software.
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