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Digital Health: The key legal challenges for new market entrants and how to manage them

Bristows LLP


15:00 - London
10:00 - New York
16:00 - Paris

The Digital Health sector is growing rapidly. It represents tremendous opportunities and equally significant risks. To thrive in this complex, fast-moving market, it is essential to understand the key legal and regulatory issues posed by the rapid convergence of digital technology, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Whether you are a tech company seeking to “disrupt” traditional healthcare, or a life sciences organisation looking to deploy new technology in healthcare delivery, in this webinar Bristows’ Digital Health team will set out the key regulatory, privacy and contracting issues relevant to your digital health product or service.

Firstly, Hilary Jones will provide an overview of the regulatory challenges posed to digital health solutions. Then, Hannah Crowther will explain the implications of collecting and using personal data (from lifestyle and wellbeing information to medical and physiological data) and how to comply with data protection law. Finally, Vikram Khurana will discuss the key contractual issues you may face when implementing and operating online-based digital health solutions and the associated risk and liability issues.


• Vikram Khurana is a senior associate in Bristows’ Commercial IP/IT team, specialising in technology, telecommunications and outsourcing projects. Vikram has in-depth experience of leading complex, strategic technology projects and has developed a keen understanding of the needs of clients’ legal and business teams across a range of sectors. Recent projects Vikram has worked on include: advising a central government department on the public procurement of a new technology system and relates services vital to the UK’s national security interests; a leading cloud services vendor on a number of its customer contracts; and a transformational applications development and maintenance outsourcing project for a major logistics company.

• Hannah Crowther is an associate in Bristows’ Commercial IP/IT team, specialising in data protection. Hannah’s practice involves advising on a wide variety of data protection issues, ranging from enterprise-wide compliance projects and Binding Corporate Rules, to responding to individual subject access requests or complaints. A significant amount of her time is spent working with local counsel in other jurisdictions as part of multi-national compliance projects. She is also helping many of her clients prepare for the new General Data Protection Regulation, including the creation of compliance programmes to meet the new ‘Accountability’ requirements. Hannah regularly advises her clients in relation to their marketing initiatives and compliance with the UK and EU rules on direct marketing.

• Hilary Jones is Of Counsel in Bristows’ IP Regulatory team and specialises in all aspects of EU and UK law in the bio-pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors. Hilary was previously part of the in-house legal team at Pfizer for twelve years and has also worked at Gilead Sciences. As a senior counsel she supported the UK, EU and global business units, gaining excellent knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry enabling her to bring a strong business approach to her legal advice. . Her experience ranges from the early stages of a product’s development to post marketing activities and long established brands. Hilary also regularly speaks at public conferences on topics such as paediatric research, HTA and market access, pharmacovigilance, orphan designation, advertising, and medical devices.


Hannah Crowther
Hilary Jones
Vikram Khurana


19 April 2018
14:00 - 14:45 UTC
45 min