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Health Care Counsel

Telemedicine & E-health

The use and sharing of electronic medical records, the transmission of health care information by electronic communications, and E-health are some of the hottest issues in health care today. With the enactment of the HITECH Act on the federal side and numerous initiatives at the state level, all health care providers will need to use electronic medical records over the next few years. Arent Fox has a long history as a leader in this area, frequently assisting clients in licensing, contracting, advertising, fraud and abuse, reimbursement, and privacy issues that arise in the E-health world.

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FDA Announces Innovation Plan to Reboot Digital Health Device Regulation

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Congress on Notice: Health Care Cybersecurity is in Critical Condition

Earlier this month, the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force sent to Congress the Report On Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry.

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Not Just for Health Care Providers Anymore: Health IT Vendor Pays $155 Million to Settle False Claims Act Case

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Tally-ho! Flurry of Legislative Activity Signals Ease on Federal Barriers to Telehealth

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In recent months, a number of bills have been introduced or passed in Congress that would ease federal health care programs’ restrictions on telehealth. Currently, Medicare has strict limitations on telehealth. But bipartisan groups of Senators have introduced two bills seeking to expand telehealth services covered by Medicare.

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Mobile Health Oops! New York Takes Action While Federal Regulators Falter

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Strategic Prespectives: Risks in Health Care IT Agreements and Recommendations to Avoid Them

* This article was originally published by Health Law Daily

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Approval of Privacy Shield Provides Framework for Transfer Personal Data between the US and EU

What’s New?

After months of negotiations, it’s official: the EU-US Privacy Shield has been formally approved on both sides of the Atlantic, by the EU Commission and the US Commerce Department, despite concerns surrounding the adequacy of its earlier version.

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What Do Self-Driving Cars and Your Heart Monitor Have in Common? The Same Questions About Cybersecurity.

Arent Fox partner Sarah Bruno recently published a very interesting alert on new privacy and cybersecurity challenges facing the automotive industry in the age of autonomous vehicles, syncing software, and wearable devices that interact with your vehicle.

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AMA Adopts Ethical Guidelines for Telemedicine, Finally

Telemedicine has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past decade, moving beyond teleradiology to include a broad range of specialties such as neurology, infectious diseases, and psychiatry. However, this expansion has not been without controversy, as highlighted by the American Medical Association’s (AMA) recent adoption of guidance for the ethical practice in telemedicine.

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Joint Developments Raise Intellectual Property Concerns

*This article was originally published by For the Record. 
 
In order to improve patient care and internal IT operations, medical centers often need to enter joint development agreements with software companies and other technology vendors. Developing wearable medical devices, mobile and cloud-based services, and even "software as a medical device" requires a combination of the skills used to construct each of them.
 

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