My next chapter

August 2019: After fourteen years as a solo practitioner, I shuttered my law and consulting practice in order to accept a new role as Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer at Insulet Corporation. The Harlow Group LLC continues as the publisher of HealthBlawg, and you may still find me on line at the blog, podcast and Twitter links on this page (above and below). – DCH

DAVID HARLOW is an innovative, resourceful healthcare leader with deep experience in business, strategy, policy, compliance and proactive counseling across the industry, working with payors, providers, vendors, government, digital health and medical device companies. He is recognized as a thought leader in digital health, data privacy and the broader healthcare sphere. David has a passion for innovation, a preference for simplicity where feasible and a practical approach to crafting actionable solutions.

David serves as Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer at Insulet Corporation, with a broad range of responsibilities in the medical device and health care compliance and privacy domains. Insulet produces innovative medical devices (pods) for tubeless subcutaneous delivery of insulin and other medications, with dosage and timing controlled by a handheld device.

David has been called “an expert on HIPAA and other health-related law issues [who] knows more than virtually anyone on those topics.” ( His award-winning blog, HealthBlawg, is highly regarded in both the legal and health policy blogging worlds. He has a healthcare innovation podcast as well: Harlow On Healthcare.

David’s diverse private and public sector experience includes his tenure as Deputy General Counsel at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, as a partner in the health care practice of a downtown Boston law firm and as principal of a boutique law and consulting practice where he focused on health data privacy and security, health care innovation and health care policy. David has also been a senior consultant at a physician-led firm serving academic medical centers and has served as fractional general counsel and chief privacy officer to startup clients in the digital health space.

David was a charter member of the external Advisory Board of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network, and was recognized by the Network as a Platinum Fellow. He has served as the Public Policy Chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine, on the Health Law Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association and on the Advisory Board of FierceHealthIT. He is a popular speaker at health care and legal industry groups on business, policy and legal matters.

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