Drawing on his expertise in cybersecurity and health care, Scott Bennett served as a co-editor of “Connected Devices in Health Care,” a briefing for the American Health Lawyers Association’s (AHLA) Health Information and Technology Practice Group.

Authored by a group of AHLA members, the briefing offers an in-depth look at the legal implications of using connected devices in health care, including the security of health information, risks to patient health and safety, due diligence in selecting a connected device, and contracting issues. The briefing recommends numerous strategies and best practices for health care organizations to manage these risks.

Working in concert with co-editors Elizabeth F. Hodge of Akerman LLP and Gerard M. Nussbaum of Zarach Associates LLC, Scott ensured the briefing provided the most accurate, up-to-date information to help practice group members make educated decisions about how to handle connected devices for their organizations or clients. The briefing is available to AHLA members on the organization’s website.

Scott has substantial experience assisting hospitals and other health care providers with information privacy and security, including data breaches and investigations by the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Scott is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), through the International Association of Privacy Professionals.