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Screening for Scams: Telehealth, Medicare Fraud, and Patient Protection

        Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies for long-distance clinical health care (telemedicine), health-related education, and health administration. Often praised for its convenience and affordability, telehealth is a popular venue for the treatment of chronic conditions and mental health disorders.          Increasingly utilized to provide

No Longer Just a Face in a Crowd: A Push to Ban Facial Recognition in Public Housing

With the advent of facial recognition software, an individual can no longer be just a face in a crowd. The use of facial recognition software has become widespread and increasingly popular in society over the past few years. Facial recognition software utilizes a database of photos, such as mug shots or driver’s license photos, to

Traveling-Wave Reactors: The Future of Sustainable Energy

The need for sustainable energy sources has become the focus on the international stage over the past decade. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (the “EPA”), total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States have decreased by 7 percent, while global greenhouse gas emissions are at an all-time high. Even as world leaders have continued

Can Artificial Intelligence be the Sole Inventor of a Patent?

          Everyday people use technology driven by artificial intelligence (“AI”) without realizing it. Common phone applications such as mobile banking, ride sharing, predictive internet searching, and music recommendations all depend on AI. As technology has continually evolved, so too have peoples’ lives and undoubtedly the laws regulating such technology. We are

Tech-Enabled Tourism fighting a continued legal battle in North Carolina

     Websites like Airbnb, VRBO, and HomeAway have quickly become household names, known for their short-term rentals that are easily reserved on their websites and mobile applications. These popular sites are an online marketplace that allow hosts to earn an income from their properties, whether that might be an empty house, apartment, room, or shared

E-scooters: The Popular Electric Device Confounding Lawyers and Lawmakers Alike

In the past few years, e-scooter rideshare companies, like Bird and Lime, have popped up in major cities around the United States, including North Carolina cities Charlotte, Raleigh, and Durham. The e-scooters are so popular in Charlotte that riders have logged over one million miles. Users can simply download the company’s app on their phone,

How Tech Companies Can Help Combat Decreasing Protections for LGBTQ+ Access to Health Care

            In January of 2018, the Trump Administration founded a new division within the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) known as the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division, to “restore federal enforcement of our nation’s laws that protect the fundamental and unalienable rights of conscience and religious freedom.” Since then there has been a regulatory trend

Winning the Battle but not the War: Oklahoma ex rel. Hunter an Important Victory in Opioid Epidemic, but Blockchain Technology may Further Help

The opioid epidemic is one that has garnered significant attention, warranting governmental efforts to reduce the substantial misuse of opioids and the addiction and overdose deaths that occur as a result thereof both nationally and locally. Such efforts should come as no surprise. The misuse of opioids continues to increase nationwide. The Centers for Disease