07-01-12 | Press Release

Online Tech to host educational healthcare webinar series

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In the first webinar of the series, Dickinson Wright Attorney Christopher A. Mitchell will discuss leveraging the major types of intellectual property (IP), their different characteristics and utilities, and their costs/benefits to businesses in the healthcare and medical device industry. “mHealth Intellectual Property 101” will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 2 P.M. ET.

Mr. Mitchell counsels clients in adopting and leveraging intellectual property beginning with the earliest phases of product development and continuing beyond commercialization. He has significant experience in the areas of patent, trademark and copyright procurement and litigation, including administrative proceedings. He frequently handles the international procurement of intellectual property, including PCT applications before the World Intellectual Property Organization.

The second webinar of the series, “Using Cloud EMRs to Achieve Meaningful Use on a $0 Budget” features Tom Gomez, Founder and Director of Transformations at the Edge and his experience implementing EMR across the free clinics of Florida – all accomplished without incentive funding. Join us for cloud computing EMR best practices, lessons learned, and perspectives from inside the industry Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 2 p.m. ET.

Mr. Gomez is Founder & Executive Director of Transformations at the Edge LLC (TATE). TATE brings together federated collaboratives in support of the National Health IT Agenda. He is Founder of the Free Clinic Research & Educational Engagement Network (FreeNet), a practice-based research network he is developing in close collaboration with the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network (AAFP NRN). He is the Principal Architect of “Health IT Transformations in Free Clinics,” a program that is implementing “free” Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in free clinics around the country.

The third webinar of the series features special guest speaker Ralph Levy, Attorney with Dickinson Wright, as he covers the recent announcements by Medicare regarding pilot programs and policy changes that will impact Medicare physician payment in the future. “Implications of Recent Medicare Announcements on Trends in Physician Payment Methods” will explore these trends and include tips on how physician practice groups can plan today for these potential future changes. Join us Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 2 P.M. ET to learn more.

Ralph Levy, Jr. is an attorney at Dickinson Wright’s Nashville office. He focuses his practice in the areas of corporate, corporate governance, emerging business, estate planning and administration, healthcare, mergers and acquisitions, and taxation. Mr. Levy is a member of the Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations, the American Health Lawyers Association and the Middle Tennessee Estate Planning Council. He is a frequent speaker and writer with articles published in the Journal of Healthcare Compliance, the Nashville Bar Journal, Nephrology News & Issues, and Dialysis & Transplantation.

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