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Sharona Hoffman

Sharona Hoffman

Professor of health law and bioethics, Case Western Reserve University

I joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1999. I am the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law, Professor of Bioethics, and Co-Director of the Law-Medicine Center at the University. I hold a B.A. from Wellesley College, J.D. from Harvard Law School, LL.M. in Health Law from the University of Houston, and S.J.D. in Health Law (Doctorate of Juridical Science) from Case Western Reserve University.

I have published over sixty articles and book chapters on health law and civil rights issues. I have particular expertise in the areas of aging, disability, and health information technology, but I have written about many other topics as well. My work has appeared in the Georgetown Law Journal, William & Mary Law Review, and Boston College Law Review, among many other journals. I am also the author of two books: "Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow" (Praeger 2015) and "Electronic Health Records and Medical Big Data: Law and Policy" (Cambridge University Press 2016). I have lectured throughout the United States and internationally and have been widely quoted in the press. For further information see my website sharonahoffman.com.

Artificial intelligence in medicine raises legal and ethical concerns

Sep 06, 2019 07:46 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

The use of artificial intelligence in medicine is generating great excitement and hope for treatment advances. AI generally refers to computers ability to mimic human intelligence and to learn. For example, by using...

Physician burnout: Why legal and regulatory systems may need to step in

Jul 10, 2019 03:13 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

A career as a physician has traditionally been considered to be among the best vocations that talented students can pursue. That may no longer be the case. All too many doctors report that they are unhappy, frustrated and...

Health insurers want you to try cheaper drugs first, but that can hurt you

Jan 04, 2019 16:05 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

Few people are familiar with the term step therapy, but most Americans have health insurance policies that adopt it. Step therapy programs, also known as fail first policies, require patients to try less expensive...

Our laws don't do enough to protect our health data

Oct 23, 2017 01:27 am UTC| Insights & Views Law Health

Have you ever wondered why your computer often shows you ads that seem tailor-made for your interests? The answer is big data. By combing through extremely large datasets, analysts can reveal patterns in your...

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Economy

Canceled bookings cost hosts to lose thousands of dollars a month

A number of Airbnb hosts in the United States are planning to sell their properties as well as the furnishings they bought to adorn their homes due to the financial fallout from the pandemic. Canceled bookings cost...

Imports of Japanese beer fell 89 percent to $630,000, while Japanese vehicles dropped 59 percent to $62 million

South Korea imported US$249 million worth of Japanese consumer goods in April, down 37 percent from last year, mainly due to backlash from Korean consumers against Japans export restrictions. Imports of Japanese beer...

The country's economy already struggled before it had to deal with the outbreak.

Indias economy would plummet for the fiscal year of 2020-2021 despite a rebound in activity in the coming months, says the head of Indias central bank Shaktikanta Das. He gave his projection while announcing a slew of...

However, overall exports dipped 1.4 percent in the first quarter.

South Koreas exports of eight new-industry goods in the first-quarter jumped 17 percent from the previous year to $21 billion despite a drop in overall exports. The goods include aviation products and drones, biohealth...

The rise in inequality is attributed to the shrinking wages of low-income households, and a cut down in temporary positions

The income disparity between the top 20 percent and bottom 20 percent of households widened with many of the countrys low-paying jobs being slashed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The average monthly income of households...

Politics

Donald Trump's tweets accusing Joe Scarborough of murder will not be deleted, says Twitter

If there is one thing to know about Donald Trump, it is that he is very active on social media, Twitter most especially. Following his continuous accusations towards Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough of murder, Twitter said...

US President Donald Trump criticizes Gavin Newsom over orders for mail-in ballots

President Donald Trump is heavily against mail-in voting, especially for the upcoming elections. Recently, he criticized California Governor Gavin Newsom on Twitter for his decision to provide mail-in ballots. Trump...

AFL-CIO endorses Joe Biden for President

Former vice president Joe Biden is known for being able to connect with the working-class people. Following his endorsements from several labor unions comes another one, from the AFL-CIO. The Hill reports that the...

Joe Biden calls for cancellation of rent, mortgage payments during coronavirus pandemic

The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases with over 1.7 million Americans infected with COVID-19. To ease the burden of the millions who lost their jobs due to the economic disruption brought by the...

Science

Asteroids: Asteroid-comet hybrid spotted by NASA's asteroid warning system

Hybrids of objects seen in space are very rarely sighted, until recently. NASAs asteroid warning system in Hawaii recently spotted one hybrid of an asteroid and a comet known as Trojans. Express reports that astronomers...

New powerful infrared telescope scheduled to be completed within the year, says scientists

While NASA has the James Webb Space Telescope that will be launching in 2021, space agencies in other countries are also in the process of developing their own. However, scientists from the Australian National University...

Expert says text from the Merneptah Stele proves the Israelites occupied Canaan

Many archaeologists and experts continue to study artifacts to find proof that lands and events that existed in the biblical times really existed. A breakthrough appears to have been made as of late as two lines from the...

Aliens: Expert says China is making progress in searching for alien life

Space agencies all over the world are determined to search for alien life in upcoming studies and missions. One expert, in particular, says that among the countries that are keen on searching for extraterrestrials, China...

Technology

Free Games with Gold June 2020: “Sine Mora,” “Destroy all Humans” and other Xbox One and Xbox 360 games next month

Microsoft has officially unveiled the rooster of titles included in its Games with Gold for June 2020. Next months free Xbox One and Xbox 360 games include Destroy all Humans, Sine Mora, Shantae and the Pirates Curse, and...

‘GTA 6’ release date is likely happening in 2023

There has been quite a debate among fans and industry insiders about the release date window of GTA 6. Some of them may have gotten it right, as it now appears that the next game will not be launched until 2023. GTA 6...

iOS 14: Jailbreakers and hackers reportedly had access to an internal build since February

A wave of iOS 14 leaks have made it online over the previous months, and it turns out Apple-focused blogs and publications are not the only ones who had access to this information. It was previously revealed that...

AirPods Studio with high-tech play/pause detection system reportedly entered production already

Much of the information from the Apple supply chain about AirPods recently is not about the third generation or the next AirPods Pro. Reports have been focused on an all-new production being dubbed as AirPods Studio, and...

iPhone 12 would not ship with free wired EarPods

The Whats in the Box corner for the iPhone 12 production page later on Apples official website is expected to look a little different later this year. A well-known industry insider reported that the tech giant is planning...
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