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Nine-episode series features legal experts who predict how healthcare will be delivered over the next decade

WASHINGTON, D.C. / ACCESSWIRE / October 22, 2020 / A leading health law trade organization is unveiling an eye-opening legal docuseries on health law disruption and the impact on the nation's healthcare systems. Health Law Disruption: 2030 and Beyond goes deep into the legal framework that will shape how healthcare is delivered over the next 10 years. The nine-episode series features esteemed health legal experts discussing everything from the impact of changing regulatory and compliance standards to delivering healthcare to a diverse population.

The program is presented by the American Health Law Association (AHLA) and produced by dBase Media (DBM), both based in the Washington, D.C. area. AHLA is the nation's largest, nonpartisan educational organization devoted to big-picture legal issues in the healthcare field.

'We are paying attention to the drivers and the disruptors in the health law and health care industries,' comments David S. Cade, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of AHLA 'To share and understand what those disruptors and those drivers mean.'

An AHLA 2030 Taskforce collaborated on these complex disruptive changes impacting health law over the next 10 years. The outcome was a whitepaper which became the framework for this series Health Law Disruption: 2030 and Beyond. AHLA and DBM collaborated with eight leading organizations serving a broad and diverse pool of authorities who are influencing the future of health law.

The AHLA film features:

  • CEO David Cade who talks about the overall disruption facing health law and how innovation will transform healthcare.
  • Tim Adleman, in-house Counsel and Chair for AHLA 2030 Taskforce unveils the whitepaper and what health legal professionals will be facing over the next decade.
  • HHS Sr. Counselor Vicki Robinson delves into the government's increasing role setting new policies to keep costs low while expanding healthcare to the population.
  • AHLA Board member Asha Scielzo discusses the future workforce and diversity and inclusion and appealing to a younger generation.
  • AHLA Author and Speaker Alaap Shah examines the impact of big data, AI and future disruptive technology.
  • Montrece Ransom, Former CDC official, shares how diversity is necessary in health law and why belonging is important for an inclusive health law workforce.

Other featured participants include:

King & Spalding, a global law firm with over 1,200 lawyers located in 160 countries worldwide and a health law practice serving hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, laboratories, hospice, skilled nursing facilities and physician groups.

  • Partner Jim Boswell examines the future of health law and financial pressures on providers.
  • Partner Norm Armstrong discusses antitrust with the increase in consolidation of providers and growth.
  • Partner and Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates discusses why diversity and inclusion is important for large firms.
  • Partner Stephanie Johnson shares changing regulatory environment and minimizing compliance risks.
  • Partners Lisa Dwyer and Mark Polston discuss patient access to new therapies and treatments.
  • Partner Nikki Reeves explores regulatory changes affecting the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors.

MD Ranger, a Silicon Valley technology company, helps healthcare organizations determine market rates for physician payments across a broad spectrum of services. Their web-based product provides compliance documentation and analysis of overall physician contract spending.

• CEO Penny Stroud and Chief Strategy Officer Allison Pullins discuss how technology is changing the way healthcare organizations determine and document FMV, and gives unprecedented visibility into overall physician costs, market rates and compliance risks

• Maria Kwok, General Counsel at Chinese Hospital and a longtime MD Ranger user, shares insights from an attorney's perspective and addresses the evolving needs of health system lawyers and how using technology allows her to leverage and focus human resources.

Bradley Law's Healthcare Practice Group and their attorneys and advisors who serve the entire range of health industry participants specializing in the emergence of new technologies.

  • Partner and Healthcare Practice Group Chair, Travis Lloyd reveals how technology, data and access to data has changed in healthcare
  • Partner Amy Leopard examines how data drives health innovation and shapes how care is delivered to the community.
  • Partners Dan Murphy and Jason Mehta cite specific compliance and regulatory safeguards to data privacy.

DePaul University College of Law and the Jaharis Health Law Institute is renowned for training future health lawyers to use practical and theoretical approaches to advance health equity and equality.

• Executive Director Alice Setrini and Professor Max Helveston share thoughts on the value of diversity in health law and the importance of externships in preparing the next generation of lawyers.

• Advisory Board Member Ahmed Salim and student Palak Desai discuss the connection between higher education, real world experience and practicing health law to support healthy communities.

Parkview Health, serving Indiana and Ohio, and Global law firm K&L Gates have partnered to discuss their collaboration between in-house and outside legal counsel.

  • Chief Legal Officer David Storey and K&L Gates Partner Richard Church elaborate on scaling services and the importance of innovation to address future disruption.
  • Ben Miles, President of Parkview Regional Medical Center & Affiliates, shares how they mitigate patient and employee risks by focusing on safety compliance.
  • K&L Gates Partner Limo Cherian shares how expertise in niche healthcare sectors provides a scaled approach to support surge capacity on larger projects.

UC Hastings Law in San Francisco has a top-ranked health law program and a formal partnership with the University of California San Francisco. Through the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy, faculty, students, and community engage in interprofessional education, research, and clinical service.

  • Executive Director Sarah Hooper discusses the importance of understanding workforce demands and linking health law curriculum to changing needs in the field.
  • Professor Rob Schwartz and Julia Weisner, a graduate of the program, talk about the wider health law sector and preparing students for the next 10 years in health law.

Parker Hudson is a boutique law firm specializing in representing healthcare providers in complex regulatory, reimbursement and transactional matters, as well as in government investigations.

  • Partner Tracy Field and Of Counsel Tara Ravi expand on the critical interactions between attorneys with diverse backgrounds and the advantages of a smaller agile firm.
  • As a former Federal prosecutor, Partner Bob Brennan advises on the importance of being proactive with compliance to healthcare regulations in order to avoid and defend against government investigations and False Claims Act liability.
  • Of Counsel Stefan Grow, who previously served as General Counsel to Florida's Agency For Healthcare Administration, highlights the expanding data requirements for government-provided health services.

Saint Louis University School of Law Center for Health Law Studies excels at the intersection between education for the healthcare and legal systems, creating a collaborative approach to healthcare delivery that starts in law school.

  • Center Director and Professors Sidney Watson and Professor Ruqaiijah Yearby talk about the wider health law disruption issues and the role that faculty play in educating health lawyers for a more collaborative future.
  • Contributing Professor Robert Gatter, Elizabeth Pendo, and Ana Santos Rutschman share their expertise in some of these disruptive trends along with how they connect students with the community.

Watch the entire Health Law Disruption: 2030 and Beyond series here.

About AHLA:

Excellence in health care requires excellence in health law. The American Health Law Association is the nation's largest, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field. We maintain excellence in health law by educating and connecting the health law community. For more information, please visit

About dBase Media:

dBase Media works with leading global corporate brands providing high resolution film production with a digital first communications strategy since 2001. We deliver Outcome-Based-Accountability for all client engagements based on advance data insights across an omni-channel distribution network. We leverage data mining, historical trends and predictive analytics to distribute content across heavily consumed platforms such as CTV, YouTube, social media, mobile & desktop, broadcast TV. We apply insights from data mining search engines, social media, site visits, geographic location (geofence), 3rd party sources and more. We utilize robust multi-stack software platforms for precise message targeting and comprehensive reporting transparency and insights on ROI performance. For more information, contact Mitch Johnson 703-242-9700 or visit

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