I was lucky enough to participate in an excellent panel of healthcare professionals discussing how COVID-19 has impacted medical technology, methods of treatment and research, and patient privacy rights.

If you are concerned with contract tracing applications, or what governments, employers, or private companies may be doing with data from contact tracing applications, we also had a terrific discussion on those topics.

Sign up at this link and you will receive a link to the webinar once it is edited and produced.

About the Event:

Data privacy is a popular topic among companies and organizations as more technology is implemented into their processes, products and services. Through an engaging virtual presentation, a panel of healthcare experts will discuss their experiences with how they are working to protect our data. This virtual panel presentation is sponsored by the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, Villanova School of Business Center for Business Analytics and the Office of Alumni Relations.

The virtual presentation will be pre-recorded and a link will be sent to all registrants in late May. During the registration process, we encourage you to submit questions by Wednesday, May 13 for the panelists to address in the virtual presentation.

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation. Nursing participants who attend this entire program will be awarded 1.0 contact hours. Fee: $10. The registration deadline for continuing education credits is Friday, May 22.


  • Susan VonNessen-Scanlin ’87 FCN, CEO Rutgers Community Health Center, Rutgers University


  • Dan Kelley ’01 MS, CTO, Keriton
  • Doug Langa P ’21, ’23, President, Novo Nordisk, Inc.
  • Mark McCreary ’95 CLAS, Partner, Fox & Rothschild
  • Scott Megill ’07 EMBA, President and CEO, Coriell Life Sciences
  • Marguerite Swietlik ’86 FCN, VP Nursing Informatics, Inova Health System