Now more than ever, people are taking preventative measures and changing the way they live and work to stay fit, energetic and healthy. From healthy eating to exercise, the focus on wellness, in all aspects of personal and corporate life, has increased dramatically. Fitness- and health-related businesses have expanded into a trillion-dollar market.
Shifting consumer behaviors and trends and evolving nutritional standards and health care policies are driving growth in the health and wellness industry and bringing new opportunities to companies in a variety of sectors. We leverage our breadth of experience, across several practice areas, to provide counsel and guidance attuned to the specific needs of the broad range of fitness and wellness companies and entrepreneurs, including:
TechCrunch | September 22, 2017
Los Angles IP counseling and transactions associate Erik Birkeneder authored this column about the future and benefits of health care mobile applications.
Modern Healthcare | July 31, 2017
Chicago health care partner Valerie Montague provides third-party commentary in this article about the potential for Alexa and other voice assistants to be used as a health care tool. Valerie speaks to what needs to happen for these devices to become compliant under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
HRMorning | May 30, 2017
This article is about company wellness programs and highlights a recent presentation by Rochester labor and employment partner Kate Saracene which outlined employers’ compliance obligations and issues they may encounter.
Originally recorded November 7, 2017 | 11.15.17