Health Care Information Technology (IT) is a signature feature of Arent Fox’s nationally recognized health care practice. Arent Fox handles transactions for providers to upgrade their data and IT systems, to add new or improved functionality and to enter into agreements both with mainstream IT vendors, specialty health care vendors and technology companies from with Silicon Valley and elsewhere. We do this on integrated basis with the firm’s regulatory and cybersecurity lawyers. Our health care IT attorneys have experience in both health care-specific IT transactions and broad-based IT, IP, and third party IT vendors in other industries. We use this combined experience to assist our health care clients in structuring, negotiating, and documenting heath care IT agreements and using best of breed practices from other industries where advantageous. We also guide health care institutions in combining traditional IT with cloud services, mobile computing, data protection, management and analytics. We also assist in contracting for advanced medical technology and technology to improve patient outcomes, and meet regulatory requirements.
Our Health Care Information Technology practice includes IP and data transaction attorneys and a former hospital administrator. We combine IT, IP, and data transaction capabilities to handle those aspects of corporate transactions. We advise on the IP risks in health care transactions, protecting our clients’ IP in collaborative partnerships, and structuring data exchange, data sharing and data analytics arrangements. We assist clients in avoiding risks and managing the opportunities that arise when health care institutions integrate multiple data and IT systems during mergers, acquisitions, and other business relationships. Our Health Care IT attorneys work with the firm’s Cybersecurity & Data Protection attorneys. Together, we handle the transactions for the IT systems health care institutions use to implement cybersecurity procedures necessary to comply with regulations and provide data security protection. We are at the forefront of assisting clients with adopting new technologies, and by way of example, handle transactions for connected health devices, mHealth, digital Health, and connected devices in an Internet of Things configuration.
We know the red and yellow flags that arise in health care IT transactions and have developed innovative business and legal strategies for resolving them.