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Rome Lecture, "Appification to AI and Healthcare’s New Iron Triangle."

Is Dr. Robot Coming to a Hospital Near You?

Come join renowned medicine, law, and information technology scholar Nicholas Terry for this year's Rome Lecture, "Appification to AI and Healthcare’s New Iron Triangle."  Professor Terry of Indiana University School of Law, will discuss the increasing impact of advanced information technologies on healthcare as it assimilates both patient-facing medical apps as well as robotics and artificial intelligence (AI).  Because of this “second machine age,” Terry argues, policymakers may need to replace the "iron triangle" of access, quality and cost containment with a “new” iron triangle of automation, quality and safety, and empathy. 

Professor Terry is the Hall Render Professor of Law and Executive Director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

The 2017 Rome Lecture will take place on Thursday, April 6, from 5 to 6:15 pm at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in Baltimore.  The lecture is free, but registration is required.

The Stuart Rome Lecture is presented in part by Maryland Carey Law’s Law and Health Program.  It was established by Stuart Rome’s family and friends to celebrate his life and work as an attorney, community activist, art patron and humanitarian, and is supported by the Stuart Rome Lecture Fund. MORE »

Diane Hoffmann Honored as Jacob A. France Professor of Health Care Law

Maryland Carey Law celebrated the investiture of Diane E. Hoffmann, JD, director of the Law & Health Care Program as the first Jacob A. France Professor of Health Care Law on November 10. Hoffmann has served on the faculty at Maryland Carey Law since 1987, teaching and conducting research on issues at the intersection of law, health care, ethics and public policy. The Law & Health Care Program has achieved top national ranking under her watch. MORE »


The Law & Health Care Program: Making an Impact

Expanding health insurance to uncovered populations. Physician-assisted suicide. The use of genetic information. Racial and ethnic disparities in access to health care. These and other issues are among the most complex and controversial in our society today.

A pioneer in health care law, the Law and Health Care Program (L&HCP) combines education and research on emerging medical, health policy and legal matters, addressing health law issues from both legal and interdisciplinary perspectives, and capitalizes on access to the state and federal government. Ranked #4 in U.S. News & World Report's survey of the nation's best law school specialty programs, the L&HCP continues to meet the growing demand for lawyers and policy makers capable of addressing this increasingly complex field.

Law & Health Care Program Graduates 38 Students

The Law & Health Care Program held its annual graduation breakfast for students who earned the Health Law Certificate on May 18. L&HCP faculty members, students, and their families gathered for several hours of celebration and fellowship before the law school’s graduation ceremonies the following day. Each student was introduced by a faculty member who shared meaningful accomplishments and amusing anecdotes with the audience.

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This year the L&HCP is celebrating the 19th year the program has offered the Health Law Certificate to students who complete the concentration in health law. The concentration requires that the students take 17 of their 85 law school credits in health law, participate in a health law clinic or externship, and write a scholarly paper on a health law topic.

“We are very proud of this year’s class and wish them all the best as they transition into meaningful careers,” said Diane Hoffmann, director of the Law & Health Care Program.



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Admissions: PHONE: (410) 706-3492 FAX: (410) 706-1793

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