GW's Health Care Information and Technology Practice Group is a leader in providing legal services to health care institutions, professionals, regional health information organizations (RHIOs)/ health information exchanges (HIEs), and other organizations regarding the laws and regulations affecting health care technology, including:

  • Privacy and security concerns relating to the electronic sharing of health information among health care providers
  • Compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations applicable to health information technology
  • Reimbursement and grant opportunities, including Federal and State programs under the ARRA and other laws
  • Developing policies for clients on the use of technology
  • RHIO/HIE development, including the preparation of necessary policies, consents and contracts
  • Policies development of health care providers regarding the use of health information technology and electronic health records
  • Data breach mitigation
  • Assisting clients with responses to government audits and investigation of privacy and security breaches

This Practice Group also provides clients with assistance in the following areas:

  • Hardware and software system acquisitions
  • Meaningful use and incentive funding requirements applicable to electronic health records
  • Software development arrangements
  • Website hosting agreements
  • Website developing and co-branding
  • Contracts between software/hardware manufacturers and authorized resellers
  • License agreements for trademark and other intellectual property licenses
  • Strategic alliances between hardware/software vendors and customers
  • Consulting agreements
  • Financing
  • Litigation and dispute resolution including technology acquisitions, licensing and design matters
  • Outsourcing agreements