The Promise of Contact Tracing in Public Health

Available for Interviews: Phil Crowley.

Philip P. Crowley, is a dedicated attorney who has been handling legal matters for pharmaceutical, biomedical, medical devices, information technology and other technology companies for over 30 years. He has also spent nearly 25 years on the board of trustees of the Stevens Institute of Technology, with substantial involvement in the oversight of academic innovation and entrepreneurship.

 

What Phil Crowley Can Say in an Interview 
on Contact Tracing:

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the topic of contact tracing has come center stage. The Use of CT technology is promising, indeed, though many issues still need to be explored. 

What Contact Tracing Is

Contact tracing is a multi-step process of (1) identifying those infected with a pathogen, (2) finding out their movements while they were infected, (3) learning the places they have visited and the people with whom they may have come into contact, and (4) alerting those potential contacts of the need to be tested to determine whether they have been infected. Steps after the contact tracing process can include quarantine of those contacts for a period to determine whether they develop symptoms or are assumed to be uninfected or recovered. This can prevent further transmission of the disease.

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Contact Tracing: Cautious Optimism in Public Health

Available for Interviews: Phil Crowley.

Philip P. Crowley, is a dedicated attorney who has been handling legal matters for pharmaceutical, biomedical, medical devices, information technology and other technology companies for over 30 years. He has also spent nearly 25 years on the board of trustees of the Stevens Institute of Technology, with substantial involvement in the oversight of academic innovation and entrepreneurship.

 

What Phil Crowley Can Say in an Interview 
on the Legalities and Inplications for CT:

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the topic of contact tracing has come center stage. Contact tracing can allow us to track positive cases of viruses such as COVID-19 in hope of slowing the spread of the disease. Recently, Apple and Google partnered on COVID-19 contact tracing technology. As world governments and health authorities work hard to combat COVID-19 both in terms of health and the economy, technology companies are trying to also help in creating software that could help control the spread of the virus and save lives. This could be accomplished by using contact tracing as a tool whereby data would be accessible to governments and health agencies. The Use of CT technology is surely promising, though many health, social, and legal issues still need to be explored. 

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