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Digital Health & the Law

Started Jun 3, 2023

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Full course description

This course will explore the latest legal and regulatory developments pertaining to the use of digital technologies in the delivery of healthcare, focusing on the following key areas of innovation: telehealth/remote patient monitoring and artificial intelligence (AI). Because these technologies and solutions are developing at a faster pace than the laws and regulations meant to address them, this area of law is dynamic and constantly evolving. Lectures and class discussions will consider the various public health motivations for, as well as the legal and regulatory challenges to, adopting and adapting digital technologies and solutions in health care, with an emphasis on reimbursement, licensing, credentialing, liability, privacy protections, and practical industry insights. The teaching strategies for this course will include readings, lectures, group discussions, and mock hypothetical exercises.

Meet your instructor

Reema Taneja, Esq. is Senior Counsel at Nixon Gwilt Law. She draws upon a depth of experience in the healthcare industry from both a legal and policy perspective. She has experience advising hospitals, health systems, digital health companies and pharmacies on regulatory compliance, innovative business arrangements, and leading-edge healthcare policy reforms. Her areas of expertise include digital health; telepharmacy; telepet; MSO implementation; provider reimbursement; fraud, waste, and abuse; and advising provider groups on growth opportunities. 

Prior to joining Nixon Gwilt Law, Reema served as the Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), where she advised members on pharmacy regulation and policy, federal fraud and abuse law, pharmacy innovation and partnerships, and long-term care. Reema worked closely with the association's Innovation Center in ensuring any new business opportunities were not only beneficial for members, but also in compliance with existing healthcare laws and regulations.

Policies and Processes


The following is the refund policy for this Washington College of Law course registered through our Professional and Lifelong Learning Portal (

Participants registered for in-person and/or synchronous courses will be eligible for a refund if the course is dropped and a refund is requested one business day prior to the program start. In case a refund is requested, the net funds returned will be the tuition minus 4%.

Learners registered for on-demand courses without a start date will be eligible for a refund if the course is dropped and a refund is requested within 24 hours of registration and when there is no record of page views or participation in the Canvas Platform.

Refund requests will be denied if requested later than one day before an in-person and or synchronous course’s start date, 24 hours after registration in the case of on-demand courses without a start date, or when there is a record of page views or participation in the canvas Platform for an on-demand course.

Payments and fees:

For payments with credit cards, debit cards or bank accounts, the tuition cost includes a non-refundable 4% administrative fee. In case an eligible refund is requested, the net funds returned will be the tuition minus 4%. 

Notice about AU Non-Credit Courses:

Non-credit courses are not recorded in American University transcripts. No credit is earned from these courses and grades are not posted. Learners enrolled in Non-Credit courses will not receive an AU ID or have access to services and or facilities reserved for AU students. Access to the AU library system will be available to all members of the greater Washington DC area through visitor services. See the link for more information


Questions about this course:

Please contact: 

Tori Nadel