Federal and state regulations regarding Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and Health Information Technology (HIT) are still being defined. This uncertainty presents new opportunities in health care, as well as a variety of legal issues that crop up when patient information is managed or exchanged digitally. We have the hands-on experience and deep regulatory knowledge necessary to help our clients address those concerns, protect their assets and maintain high standards of quality, safety and efficiency. And our deep bench of legal counsel means we can offer a full spectrum of services in this sector, including regulatory advice and intellectual property and nonprofit organization counsel.
We work with Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) and statewide Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) on corporate formation and governance, privacy and security compliance and implementing gateways for electronic prescribing and interoperable electronic health records. IT developers and end users face other unique issues and we counsel them in network security, privacy and identify theft concerns, regulatory compliance, and insurance issues and help them build thorough business associate agreements and vendor contracts.
Rochester Business Journal | January 25, 2019
Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk wrote this contributed column analyzing a lawsuit filed against Facebook in Washington, DC, alleging violations of state-level consumer protection laws by the social media company. This article incorporates perspective from an alert written by Washington Complex Commercial Disputes associate Brian Donnelly, Rochester Corporate associate Jenny Holmes, and Los Angeles Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Karina Puttieva.
Buffalo Law Journal | July 09, 2018
Albany Health Care partner Laurie Cohen is quoted in this article discussing how state and federal guidance are encouraging patients to be more engaged with their health records, and outlining instances in which minors can withhold health information from their parents.
Confero | June 30, 2018
Rochester Corporate group associate Jenny Holmes contributed this article to the quarterly magazine for Westminster Consulting, discussing why benefit plans are inviting targets for would-be data thieves, and what plan administrators need to do to protect personal data.
Modern Healthcare | April 02, 2018
Providence health care partner Chris Browning is quoted in this article on the advantages for hospitals that move to a single shared electronic health records platform.
CNBC | November 16, 2017
Los Angeles health care partner Jill Gordon, who this article identifies as a “top lawyer” in the digital health space, provides in-depth commentary regarding the three common practices she’s seen among health technology startups that may violate medical regulations and what companies should be aware of to avoid costly penalties.
Family Practice News | July 16, 2017
Chicago health care associate April Schweitzer is quoted in this article about the challenges for establishing clinically integrated networks and how hospitals and physicians can overcome them.
NP Privacy Partner | 11.15.19
Health Care Alert | 10.24.19
NP Privacy Partner | 10.11.19
Higher Education Webinar Series | 09.20.19
Health Care Alert | 08.21.19
NP Privacy Partner | 08.16.19
NP Privacy Partner | 07.19.19
NP Privacy Partner | 06.13.19
HIPAA Law Alert | 12.13.18
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