Health Information Technology

Rx for Success

Blank Rome has a strong traditional health care practice, but counseling Health IT providers and consumers is our “sweet spot.”  We understand the convergence of health law and technology law, and, as a result, are well situated to advise clients on emerging issues. The Blank Rome team has been nationally recognized for their counsel on critical issues facing Health IT clients, including:

  • electronic health records promotion, purchase, development and deployment
  • regulatory landscape for personal health records
  • meaningful use measures
  • mHealth
  • HIE, HIN, and RHIO developments
  • privacy and security
  • liability, risk management, and indemnification
  • certification and interoperability
  • data-sharing agreements and other agreements governing health information exchange
  • fraud and abuse compliance and enforcement
  • responding to security incidents and breaches

Drawing upon the experience of Blank Rome’s robust intellectual property and technology practice, we provide clients with complete health information technology representation. We assist clients in navigating through issues relating to meaningful use measures and Medicare/Medicaid incentive payments.  We monitor federal and state statutory and regulatory developments, as well as self-regulatory codes of conduct and other industry initiatives.  We also assist our clients with the development of legislative and regulatory strategies to strike an appropriate balance between protecting information and promoting e-health to improve the care of patients.