High-technology and biotechnology are merging to transform healthcare. The integration of consumer-focused digital applications and medical devices is changing the way healthcare professionals interact with patients and is driving more effective and efficient treatment. These changes will improve the way in which the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, and healthcare providers, can help patients; it will also streamline distribution systems, and make personalized treatments available more easily and more broadly.
The collection of and access to this information will dramatically change the way in which drugs and devices are developed, approved, reimbursed and marketed and the way healthcare services are delivered. The untapped business potential for our clients is tremendous. At the same time, they are faced with new and complex technological, business and legal issues which create uncertainty and ambiguity because they cannot be addressed within the borders of our traditional areas of law and local regulation.
Our lawyers advising in high-technology and biotechnology offers our clients a holistic issues and technology based industry perspective on Digital Health. With that in mind, we have established a cross-jurisdictional and cross-disciplinary Digital Health team bringing in specialist expertise in:
Data privacy and cybersecurity
Wireless communication and mobile devices
We are recognized globally as leaders in many highly-regulated areas including health privacy. As technological innovation in the healthcare industry advances and changes the way that health information is collected, used and consumed, we provide strategic advice on how clients can position themselves to leverage opportunities for growth, minimize legal barriers, comply with the rules and protect their data and realize its value.
We have in-depth global experience advising on the regulation of medical devices, digital health products such as mobile apps and wearable sensors and other Health IT solutions. We understand the impact of regulatory standards, including those on the substantiation and presentation of product claims in connection with digital health products, as well as reporting obligations that may apply to data collected through these products.
We regularly work with our clients on pricing and reimbursement frameworks and on how organizations interact with healthcare providers including reimbursement in the context of tele-medicine. We help them navigate collaborative arrangements such as commercial joint ventures and research studies. We also frequently advise clients on mobile device and wireless communications regulations.
Our Digital Health team provides full commercial and corporate support for transactions and advises on the full spectrum of deal aspects such as intellectual property rights, licensing, data exploitation and risk. Furthermore, we can help with the various liability issues including product liability, professional liability and negligence, and manage and mitigate liability risks.
We closely track the many issues that healthcare and technology companies face around the world and our Digital Health team has deep experience in working with regulators, reviewing how new technologies are using health data, and defending digital health leaders in investigations and legal actions. We routinely work with clients in the design and deployment of innovative products and services and help clients unlock the value of health data in their collaborations and transactions.