Katharine Van Tassel

Katharine Van Tassel
Professor of Law

Winter 2012-2013

  • Accepted an offer to publish “An Analysis of the Third Major National System for Improving Quality of Care: Using Knowledge Translation Theory and Clinical Practice Guidelines to Cure the Negative Impacts of the Hospital Peer Review Hearing Process on Healthcare Quality, Cost and Access” in the Pepperdine Law Review.

Fall 2012

  • Professor Van Tassel’s article Harmonizing the Accountable Care Act with the Three Main National Systems for Healthcare Quality Improvement: the Tort, Licensure and Hospital Peer Review Systems made SSRN’s Top Ten download list for the following e-journals:  Health & Illness, Health Care approaches and medical Anthropology.
  • Presented a paper at the University of Chicago Law School’s Legal Forum 2013 Symposium: Frontiers of Consumer Protection entitled Regulating in Uncertainty: Animating the Public Health Safety Net to Capture Consumer Products That Use Innovative Technologies.  This paper will be published in the 2013 issue of the University of Chicago Law School’s Legal Forum.
  • Harmonizing the Accountable Care Act with the Three Main National Systems for Healthcare Quality Improvement:  The Tort, Licensure and Hospital Peer Review Systems, 78 Brook. L. Rev.__ (2013) was listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for the top e-journal for health law faculty, the Medical-Legal Studies eJournal.  It was also listed, for the second time, on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for the Medical Anthropology eJournal.

Summer 2012

  • Invited to join the team who will be blogging on the Health Affairs Blog to comment on the upcoming Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act.  This is an honor as many of the regular contributing bloggers are among the leaders in formulating health policy in the country, if not the world.
  • Invited to post blog entries on the intersection of Public Health and Food & Drug Law, Law & Biotechnology, Genetics & Personalized Medicine and Environmental Heath.  Health Affairs Blog has been named a “must read” resource by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, and many other media outlets.  Page views per month average 1.9 million as of December 2009.  Annual page views total 21.5 million.
  • Spoke on the Unitary Executive Theory as part of a panel called Overriding the Experts: Executive Rejection of Administrative Agency Expertise.  This panel is part of a program sponsored by the Section on Administrative and Regulatory Practice presented at the Annual ABA Meeting in Chicago.

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