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Podcast | Culture Clashes: Getting Cross-Industry Collaborations Right

A Collaborative Transformation Perspective on Digital Health

Healthcare is facing an age of disruption from new players and new market entrants from outside the traditional healthcare paradigm. These disruptors have varying degrees of experience in the highly regulated and closely scrutinized healthcare landscape. How can these parties work together across different cultures and regulatory environments to fashion better, faster, more accessible healthcare? In this episode of the Of Digital Interest podcast, Stephen Bernstein and Kerrin Slattery discuss:

  • Exciting new collaborations in the healthcare space

  • Challenges companies face as they work through cross-industry ventures, from diligence to regulatory mapping

  • Key considerations for data sharing and the use of de-identified data in digital health solutions

  • Navigating cultural differences between traditional providers and new non-traditional parties

  • Best practices for companies working to enter the healthcare space through collaborative ventures

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About this Author


Stephen W. Bernstein is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Boston office.  He is head of the Firm’s Health Industry Advisory Practice Group.  He specializes in e-health, deployment of electronic health record systems, health related matters impacted by the Internet and HIPAA, as well as mergers, acquisitions, affiliations and joint ventures in the hospital and physician areas. Stephen has particular experience working with regional electronic health record collaborations as well as pharmaceutical, biotech, device companies,...

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Kerrin Slattery, McDermott, Healthcare Attorney

Kerrin B. Slattery maintains a diverse transactional practice focused on the representation of hospitals and health systems, as well as other health industry providers and investors across the country.

Kerrin has significant experience in all aspects of health industry transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, joint ventures and system restructurings involving nonprofit hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, post-acute providers, large medical groups and other health care providers. She also advises health industry clients on accountable-care strategies and hospital-physician integration initiatives. Kerrin manages large-scale transactions, often involving experienced practitioners throughout the Firm with unique health industry knowledge, including in antitrust, employee benefits, environmental, executive compensation, information technology and data privacy, certificate of need, real estate, fraud and abuse, and white collar.