While most popularly referred to as the sharing economy, sharing is only part of the story as the collaborative economy can be based as much on buy or rent and sell as on swap or exchange. Nonetheless, many collaborative economy models depend on a trust element and a spirit of openness and enablement. Access is the element which holds the collaborative economy together and the excitement generated by its potential can be felt from individuals, to all areas of business as well as in the public sector.
The pace of innovation in healthcare technology is nothing short of astonishing - mobility, virtual care, remote monitoring and machine learning analytics are just a few examples. These new technologies are creating major opportunities and challenges for healthcare enterprises, be they payers, providers, medical device manufacturers or pharmaceutical companies. With a continuing influx of investment from a wide range of sources including Angels, venture capital, private equity and industry, there is no end in sight to the innovation, inspiration and income we are currently witnessing in this fast paced market which requires its participants to continuously shift and adapt to fast changing conditions. The law is, as so often, struggling to keep up and adapt as quickly as the technology it is supposed to regulate. We look at the opportunities in the Connected Health sector and at its current and prospective regulatory framework.
20 October 2015
Webinar: Data export to the USA and the latest on Safe Harbor We will be discussing the implications of the decision in Schrems v Facebook at our webinar on 20 October and looking at its impact on the flow of personal data between the EU and the USA.Find out more
Graham is a partner in the Technology team. Graham previously worked in the software industry and was head of legal at a mobile Internet business.
Mark is partner in our Trade Mark, Copyright and Media Group, and is a leading specialist in intellectual property and information law.