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Implementing your digital health strategy in the health sector

1 December 2020

This webinars took place on 1st December 2020 and is now available on-demand.

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Technology never stands still. It is constantly evolving and, as our country’s response to the Covid-19 Pandemic has shown, it is capable of doing so at pace. Our approach to dealing with the Pandemic has meant that for many organisations and businesses in the health sector the implementation of their digital strategies has accelerated. For purchasers and users of technology and developers alike, the opportunities to put in place best in breed technology to shape the way we do business have substantially increased.

Whilst the roles technology can play in supporting the delivery of healthcare services are many and varied, there are challenges to our effective implementation and use of it. Catch up on our 2020 Health Tech webinar, where we will look at the legal issues associated with four of the key live Health Tech initiatives of the day. In this webinar we have together leading experts from our national Health Tech practice to give you the low-down on the legal issues associated with developing, protecting and implementing these projects and to share with you lessons learnt from the projects we are involved in.

During this webinar our speakers will cover:

  • Building agile technology platforms
    Understanding the key legal issues in technology collaboration and systems interoperability and integration, including the challenges to meeting the September 2021 Shared Care Record target date
  • Harvesting data through technology
    A look at the opportunities, the key challenges, risk areas and information governance considerations
  • Developing AI offerings
    An insight into the world of AI in healthcare; the key legal issues, questions around liability and important considerations
  • Interacting through digital channels and the use of healthcare apps
    We take a look at some of the key challenges and learning points to emerge from the rapid acceleration and implementation of digital channels and healthcare apps including clinical liability issues and the regulatory environment
  • Q&A and close
    A chance to ask your questions and hear from our experts

A link to the on-demand video will be shared on our website and LinkedIn page.

on demand video

Our speakers

Gerard Hanratty

Gerard Hanratty

Partner and Head of Health

Gerard heads up our health sector and continues to be at the forefront of advising the NHS nationally and health sector overall on the development of ICSs, major service reconfiguration projects and advising on the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

He is regularly sought for advice on all matters relating to public law, especially when public bodies face judicial reviews. His expertise and pragmatic approach helps clients deliver on their plans and understand how to deal with challenges.

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Clare Auty

Clare Auty


Clare is Head of our Commercial Health Team and leads the Independent Health and Social Care Sector across the firm.

Clare’s team focuses on Independent Sector health and social care transactions together with commercial contracting for both public and private providers of health and social care services and providers to the sector. Clare has over 20 years’ experience of corporate and commercial matters and private sector governance having spent over 16 years in-house, the vast majority of which has been at Board level and 12 have been in the healthcare sector including secure mental health and IT.

Since joining, Clare has acted on a number of disposals and acquisitions of care homes, supported living businesses and children’s services. Clare has also advised on a number of healthtech start-ups and complex R&D arrangements in both the independent sector and NHS as well as EPR contracting and licensing of Health Apps including those licensed by NHSE on a pilot basis. Clare advises NHS bodies wishing to engage with the Independent Sector and third sector organisations including negotiating JVs and collaboration agreements. Clare runs the popular independent health in-house lawyers forum and annual healthtech forum.

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Rachel Whitaker

Rachel Whitaker


Rachel specialises in procurement law, commercial contracts, projects; extensive experience of complex and strategic procurement projects.

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The opinions expressed on this video are provided for the purposes of general interest and information and should not be relied upon. They contain only summaries of aspects of the subject matter at the time of publishing and do not provide comprehensive statements of the law. They do not constitute legal advice and do not provide a substitute for it. So why not talk to us and seek advice that's tailored to you? You can look up one of our experts on this website or call on 0370 270 6000.

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