On Oct. 3, the the Medical Industry Leadership Institute at the Carlson School of Management will host the Convene conference, which aims to bring together university researchers and the health care industry. This year's focus is artificial intelligence; the keynote speaker is Dr. Peter Pronovost, Chief Medical Officer of United Healthcare, who will discuss the "Journey to High Value Healthcare." Also featured is John Hammergren, CEO of McKesson Corporation; he'll be joined by Prof. Stephen Parente to discuss health case and data analytics. University of Minnesota faculty, staff, students and alumni are eligible for discounted tickets -- learn more and register here.
To date, there has been very little study of the ethical and legal issues surrounding unregulated health research performed by "citizen scientists." A three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable a team of 30 researchers from leading research institutions, health technology developers, and patient advocates to consider a wide range of issues, including the various types of mobile health research platforms, the potential applicability of various federal and state laws regulating research, possible models of self-regulation, and specific measures from online consent to integrating privacy protection in health apps.