We know health technology law. We have been focused on technology in health care for over 20 years, and are honored to represent many top institutions on an ongoing basis, such as:
- Stanford Health Care
- Stanford Children’s Health
- Duke University Health System
- John Muir Health
We value our clients and their missions. Most of our client relationships are exclusive (with them choosing us to be their only technology law firm) and long-term: We often go back seven, ten, or even fourteen years with our clients; that length of relationship is something earned over time.
Cuyler & Tufts is different because we are business oriented in our approach. Our first question with respect to any new transaction is, “What are your business objectives?” We help our clients achieve those objectives and strive to do so economically; we focus, in part, on pricing terms, with the goal of achieving savings that, in many cases, are exponentially greater than our efficient fees.
As part of our health technology law practice, we help clients with large projects as well as with more modest, day-to-day deals. A significant portion of our work is helping clients successfully:
- To acquire, implement and integrate an EHR; and/or
- To build data-rich environments to derive value from their EHRs, and drive clinical, research and financial improvements.
New and modified laws, as well as technological innovation, have introduced significant changes in the manner in which healthcare is delivered in the 21st century. We are currently seeing trends such as:
- An increase in longitudinal approaches to patient health and experience;
- The alignment of patient interests with institutional goals to provide competitive advantage and drive clinical improvements (e.g., building robust patient portals, remote patient monitoring/interaction);
- An overall acceleration in innovation and creation of on-site tech initiatives and ‘labs’;
- An increase in telemedicine and growth in client’s geographic footprint, in increasingly competitive environs;
- A ‘return’ to the cloud to allow institutions to focus on their core competencies and to drive financial efficiencies; and
- The nimble operationalization of EHRs to create institutional improvements, often using predictive modeling or AI.
As expected, we are also fluent in the legal issues attendant to health entities and such transactions, including:
- Security and privacy (including protection of PHI under HIPAA and HITECH);
- Regulatory requirements for technology (e.g., CMS, HHS, the Joint Commission and so forth); and
- Data protection and transfer.
As we handle a myriad of health technology transactions, we have in-depth experience negotiating with numerous technology providers. We can be efficient, as we know where progress can be made in an agreement and where there are diminishing returns that impact time to close.
Some of the technology providers we regularly work with include:
- Epic Systems Corporation;
- GE Healthcare;
- Axion Health;
- M*Modal; and
We also understand outsourcing and telecommunications transactions within a health care context.
If you are interested in learning more about our health technology practice, please contact Devin Cuyler or Alyson Tufts.