Health Care Thought Leader: Lawyer, Consultant, Speaker & Blogger at The Harlow Group LLC
- Greater Boston Area
- Hospital & Health Care
David Harlow's Overview
- Health Care Lawyer, Consultant & Blogger at The Harlow Group LLC
- Adjunct Faculty at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
- Partner, Health Care Practice at Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP
- Deputy General Counsel at MA Department of Public Health
David Harlow's Summary
I am a health care lawyer and consultant with over twenty-five years' public and private sector experience, which has given me a unique perspective on legal, policy and business issues facing the health care community. Health care providers, vendors and payors of all shapes and sizes rely on me to help them navigate the maze of regulatory and business issues facing them on a daily basis.
I am adept at assisting clients in developing new paradigms for their business organizations, relationships and processes so as to maximize the realization of organizational goals in a highly regulated environment, in realms ranging from physician-hospital relationships to data privacy and security to facilities development to social media strategies to the avoidance of fraud and abuse.
I am a charter member of the external Advisory Board of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media and the Public Policy Chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine. I speak regularly before health care and legal industry groups on business, policy and legal matters.
Please contact me if you would like me to deliver a keynote at your event, or facilitate a retreat.
I am also available as a neutral in mediation and arbitration of disputes involving health care providers, vendors and payors.
Please check out my award-winning blog, HealthBlawg, for the latest on health care law and policy plus my observations and analysis.
You should follow me on Twitter.
David Harlow's Skills & Expertise
- Health Law
- Health Policy
- Health care strategy
- Healthcare Industry
- Privacy Law
- Social Media
- Data Privacy
- Accountable Care
- Health Care Compliance
- Healthcare Information Technology
- Facilitates collaboration
- Health Care Systems
- Managed Care
- Physician Relations
- Health 2.0
- Patient Advocacy
- Emergency Medical
- Health care policy
- Anti-Kickback Statute
- Public Health
- Revenue Cycle
- Long-term Care
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Medical Imaging
- Corporate Law
- Healthcare Management
- Medical Compliance
- Joint Ventures
- Legal Research
- Effective representation
- Sees around corners
- Healthcare Consulting
- Health Care Reform
David Harlow's Experience
Health Care Lawyer, Consultant & Blogger
Privately Held; Myself Only; Law Practice industry
2005 – Present (9 years)
Health Care Law & Consulting
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
June 2010 – July 2010 (2 months)
Adjunct Faculty, Course in Health Law and Business Ethics, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
MD/MBA Dual Degree Program offered in collaboration with Tufts University School of Medicine
Partner, Health Care Practice
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Law Practice industry
1995 – 2005 (10 years)
Health care legal practice focused on regulatory and business matters for providers and payors
Deputy General Counsel
Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Government Administration industry
1991 – 1995 (4 years)
Respresented a number of Department programs regulating health care providers in their dealings with the regulated community and other governement agencies
David Harlow's Education
David Harlow's Projects
Health IT Standards Committee, Consumer Technology Workgroup (Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, US Dept. of Health & Human Services)
- May 2013 to April 2014
The Consumer Technology Workgroup is charged with providing recommendations on standards and interoperability issues and opportunities related to strengthening the ability of consumers, patients, and lay caregivers to manage health and health care for themselves or others.
Team Members: David Harlow, Regina Holliday, Ted Eytan, MD, Danielle Cass, Kait B. Roe, CCE- PCMH, Jess Jacobs, Susannah Fox, Christine Kraft, MS, Mark Scrimshire, David Hale, Ross Martin
- April 2011 to Present
Paint and patients, pills and policy all come together within The Walking Gallery of Healthcare. This walking wall of over 148 individuals who wear personal patient narrative paintings on their backs is changing minds and opening hearts. They are attending medical conferences where often there isn’t a patient speaker on the dais or in the audience. They are providing a patient voice, and by doing so, are changing the conversation.
While creating national health policy medical professionals and government officials are often more reliant on aggregate data sets, bar charts, graphs and statistics, rather than the whole picture of care, the personal patient narrative and the individual human face.
The Walking Gallery movement hopes to diversify the source content that is used to create the foundation for patient centered care policy, by infusing art imagery depicting a unique patient history or personal story.
An artist or artists will interview medical professionals and lay individuals to form a patient centric narrative. The artist will then create representational imagery and paint that picture story upon the business jacket of the provider of the narrative account. The provider of the patient story aka “Walker” will wear the jacket to medical conferences and events in order to disseminate the patient story to a large group of policy minded attendees and to represent the individual patient voice in venues where they are underrepresented. Further, both artist and Walker will support the spread of the story and image via social media.
- June 2006 to Present
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David Harlow's Additional Information
health care, health care law, health care consulting, health care policy, health care legislative strategies, health care social media, health care data privacy and security, bicycling, photography
- Groups and Associations:
Public Policy Chair, Society for Participatory Medicine. Charter Member, Advisory Board to Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. American Health Lawyers Association. Massachusetts Bar Association (and past member, Law Practice Management Council). Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees, New England School of Acupuncture. Past Chairman of the Metropolitan Boston EMS Council.
- Honors and Awards:
Rx For Excellence - Heroes from the Field, Mass. Medical Law Report
ABA Journal Blawg 100 (2009) (Only health care law and policy blog ever to make this list)
David Harlow's Publications
Authors: David Harlow
- The Harlow Group LLC
Award-winning health care law and policy blog. Current developments in health care law and policy together with the observations and analysis of David Harlow, principal of The Harlow Group LLC, a health care law and consulting firm based near Boston, Massachusetts.
Authors: David Harlow, Christina Thielst, Adam Shapourian, John Sharp, Andrew Rainey, Susan Solomon, Brian Ahier, Stephen Schimpff MD, Brad Tritle, CIPP, Kamal Jethwani, Craig Kartchner
- February 20, 2014
This book presents case studies on the application of social media and the underlying technologies as solutions to challenges faced in healthcare. It includes the latest innovations in the healthcare provider-patient relationship and social business.
- Journal of Healthcare Management (American College of Healthcare Executives)
- May 2009
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