Medical apps and the Law

30 June 2015

14:45 - 17:00

Bird & Bird LLP, Zuid-Hollandlaan 22, 2596 AW Den Haag

Lifestyle, healthcare and medical apps are developing at a fast pace. From fitness apps and cardiometers to drug-dose calculators and glycemia controllers, m-health is slowly becoming a part of our daily lives. Healthcare professionals will also use m-health in their day-to-day practices.

M-health provides a platform for pharmaceutical companies, the medical devices industry, the health care industry, insurers and IT developers and service providers to converge. This round-table meeting intends to provide those players with insight into legally relevant aspects of this new and innovative platform.

From a regulatory perspective: when does a medical app qualify as a medical device? Why is that an important question and what are the implications of such qualification?

From a data protection perspective: m-health solutions raise concerns regarding the appropriate manner in which the large quantities of sensitive information can be collected, and how such sensitive data can be used. We will discuss compliance with privacy legislation, and the revisions being made in privacy legislation at European level.

From an IT perspective: mobile applications - whether or not in the medical sector - necessarily raise numerous issues. In particular, the relationships governing the various players involved, such as the application stores, developers and users. In this respect, contractual and liability issues which may arise will be discussed.

The programme

14:45 - 15:00 Registration
15:00 - 15:40 Regulatory
Marc van Wijngaarden and Hanneke Later-Nijland
15:40 - 16:20 Data Protection
Gerrit-Jan Zwenne and Frank Simons
16:20 - 17:00 IT
Jeroen van der Lee
17:00 Drinks and canapes to follow

Contact / Registration

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