There is much excitement in the bewildering explosion of new healthcare-related consumer, connectivity and e-commerce web sites. This healthcare revolution in cyberspace is raising a broad array of complex ethical and regulatory issues. If these regulatory and ethical issues are not timely and appropriately addressed, the transformation of healthcare by the Internet may be subject to public scrutiny and criticism, and possibly even governmental enforcement initiatives and prosecutions.
The Symposium on Healthcare Internet and E-Commerce Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Issues has been organized to address the major regulatory and ethical issues raised by the extraordinary growth of the healthcare Internet. Ethicists and regulators from the United States and around the world will participate in this important conference. The Symposium will take place March 26-28, 2000 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Symposium is being sponsored by the Health Care Compliance Association, the 501(c)(6) association of the nation’s preeminent chief compliance officers, in association with the American Health Lawyers Association, the British Healthcare Internet Association, the Internet Healthcare Coalition, Hi-Ethics, The Privacy Officers Association and The eHealthcare Association.