Wake Forest University law school to offer course in managing telemedicine risk

Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Wake Forest University's online master of studies in law degree and certificate program will launch a telemedicine course in August.

The American Telemedicine Association said the course is the first of its kind to be taught in a law school, according to Wake Forest University officials. The telemedicine course will be taught in the part-time MSL degree and certificate program, which is designed for professionals looking to learn how to navigate the law to manage risk in their workplace — not for students looking to practice law.

The course will explore the telemedicine industry's existing legal landscape with a focus on how various stakeholders can work to mitigate risk. It will be taught by full-time Wake Forest University School of Law faculty and industry experts, and led by MSL degree and certificate program adjunct instructor Bryan Arkwright, a managing consultant at Schumacher Clinical Consulting.

"Digital health, telemedicine and mHealth are driving tremendous change and growth in the healthcare industry in the U.S. and globally," Mr. Arkwright said. "However, the number of dedicated courses across higher learning institutions is low."

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