Health & Technology Law Firm

Providing Excellence in Legal Services to Established Businesses, Emerging Companies and Individual Entrepreneurs

 Physicians and Other Healthcare Professionals


At the Health & Technology Law Firm (“HTLF”), we draw on twenty years of “big law” and large corporate experience, bringing our clients excellence in legal services combined with the personal attention of a small law firm.  HTLF works closely with clients to understand their particular needs, to identify key issues and to develop appropriate solutions.  HTLF understands that each physician, other healthcare professional and healthcare organization faces unique circumstances in the challenging legal and regulatory landscape.   


Whether practicing individually or as part of a group or hospital, HTLF provides business-savvy, goal-oriented legal services to our clients to resolve a variety of business and legal issues.


 HTLF Solves Electronic Medical Records and Other Vendor Contracting Issues

  • We draft and negotiate agreements for:
    • electronic medical records and health information database licensing, operation and maintenance;
    • information systems and technology (hardware, software and services) acquisition, licensing, operation and maintenance;
    • telecommunications acquisition, licensing, operation and maintenance;
    • payroll processing software and systems; and
    • outsourcing a variety of business process services.
  • We counsel regarding the development of internal policies for the management of contracts and vendor relationships.
  • We structure Requests for Proposals, and assist in the evaluation of responses to RFPs.

HTLF Addresses Physician Employment and Healthcare Provider Interaction Issues

  • We draft and negotiate agreements for:
    • physician employment (whether in a group practice or at a hospital);
    • independent contractors and other non-physician assistance;
    • confidentiality and evaluation of opportunities; and
    • non-competition.
  • We counsel regarding the impact of physician employment and related agreements.
  • We provide guidance regarding physician and other healthcare professional interactions, including fair market value issues.

HTLF Advises on Physician Consulting and Clinical Research

  • We draft and negotiate physician/expert consulting agreements and research agreements with pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, academia and the NIH and other government agencies.
  • We counsel regarding acting as a clinical trial study site, including drafting and negotiating clinical study site agreements with study sponsors and contract research organizations.
  • We provide guidance and training regarding recruiting patients (and non-patients) as study subjects.
  • We advise on human subject protection and informed consent issues.

HTLF Advises on HIPAA, Physician Payment Sunshine Act and Other Legal and Regulatory Compliance Issues

  • We provide guidance on use and disclosure of protected health information.
  • We draft and review HIPAA privacy notices and privacy policies.
  • We structure and negotiate business associate agreements.
  • We counsel regarding the impact on physicians and other healthcare providers of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, including how to dispute manufacturers’ disclosures.
  • We advise and train on anti-bribery/anti-corruption issues, anti-kickback, fraud and abuse, and scientific misconduct.

 

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