Alston & Bird has introduced a new service offering to assist health care and technology companies in navigating the ever-changing health IT regulatory and policy landscape.
The digital transformation of health care service addresses a broad range of telemedicine and telehealth issues, including compliance, data security, payment integrity, and government reimbursement. It also covers government investigations, civil enforcement actions, and litigation related to claims of telemedicine and telehealth fraud and abuse.
“The rapid growth of digital health over the past several years skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic and will continue well into this year and beyond,” said Sarah Ernst, Alston & Bird partner and chair of the firm’s Health Care Group. “As awareness and acceptance of virtual health care expands, our experience working with national and regional health systems, global and national pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and distributors, and other health care providers and health IT companies reinforces the support we offer clients and further positions us as a top destination for telemedicine and telehealth stakeholders.”
This new service offering focuses on addressing the specific challenges and opportunities facing health care and technology companies in the following areas:
- Artificial intelligence
- Remote patient monitoring
- Electronic health records, interoperability, and health IT
- Technology-enabled behavioral health
- Fraud and abuse in digital health
- Telehealth program development and compliance considerations
- Mobile health
- Value-based care in digital health
The platform also features a series of Healthy Byte videos, which deliver quick, timely updates on recent digital health care legal and policy developments, including remote patient monitoring and COVID-19 vaccinations. Complementing the videos is a resource library of health care advisories and the newly launched “COVID-19 Medical Products Supply Chain Week in Review.”