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Mobile Applications in Healthcare - Trends and Legal Considerations

Life Science Group Seminar (Fasken Martineau Institute)
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Tablet and smartphone devices are becoming an important tool in the medical kit of many healthcare professionals in Canada. There are over 2,500 medical apps available on iTunes alone. This proliferation of “mobile medicine” presents several novel legal challenges, including who is responsible for the regulation of medical apps, and who is responsible within the healthcare delivery system when things go wrong? Tracy Hooey will facilitate the following presentation:

Speakers and Topics

Andrew Szabo, Senior Manager, Technology Strategy and Architecture, National Lead for Enterprise Mobility, Deloitte LLP

  • How mobile technology is transforming health care
  • Factors driving the adoption of mHealth
  • Opportunities to lower costs and improve patient outcomes

Tim Squire, Co-Chair, Life Sciences Group, Fasken Martineau

  • The intersection between medical apps and medical devices
  • The regulation of medical apps as medical devices by Health Canada – who is responsible for what
  • The various liabilities of stakeholders – including app developers, online distributors and telecommunications providers
  • Key issues arising from the global nature of the Internet and medical app availability


  • 8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:30 am – 10:00 am Presentation and Q&A

Note: The hours from the legal component of this non-accredited seminar may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that this seminar is not accredited for Professionalism Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members.


This is an in-person seminar.


This seminar is complimentary.


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For more information:

Nick Fan
+1 416 868 3511