Powers Principal Rob Portman will present on legal and regulatory issues for clinical data registries next week at the 2017 National Clinical Registry Conference in Chicago.

The two-day event, held May 10-11, is co-produced by the National Quality Registry Network and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies. The panels and presentations will discuss the latest ways in which registries are being used for learning and improvement, the impact of a changing federal policy environment and problem solving techniques for registries.

Rob’s presentation during the “Introductory Registry 101 Workshop” will focus on the legal steps needed to form a clinical data registry; the various agreements with participants, vendors, and others that are required to successfully operate a registry; and the safeguards registry must adopt to protect privacy of identifiable patient data.  His talk will also cover liability risks for clinical data registries and the possibility that registry data could be subject to legal discovery or subpoena.

Lastly, Rob’s seminar will discuss the steps taken by the Physician Clinical Registry Coalition, a group of 24 physician-led registries that Rob manages, to advocate for public policies that promote and protect the development of clinical data registries.

Rob has extensive experience in both healthcare and nonprofit law making him a uniquely valuable resource to nonprofit medical societies, healthcare associations, disease-related charities, certification bodies, and other nonprofit organizations.

A major component of his practice is the development of the legal structure and agreements for national clinical data and public health registries sponsored by medical societies and other nonprofit organizations. Rob advises registries on compliance with federal and state patient privacy laws and other legal requirements.

For more information about the 2017 National Clinical Registry Conference, visit the Council of Medical Specialty Societies’ website here. For questions about this presentation or clinical data registries, contact Rob Portman at 202-872-6756 or Rob.Portman@PowersLaw.com.

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