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TECHNOLOGY & E-HEALTH

HIPAA/HITECH

We provide counseling related to complying with the numerous and complex privacy and security requirements of HIPAA and HITECH. We develop HIPAA privacy security policies and procedures, conduct HIPAA training programs, perform HIPAA preemption analyses of state health information privacy laws, and integrate HIPAA and HITECH requirements into existing corporate compliance programs.

Privacy & Data Breaches

We prepare and revise Internet, user and customer privacy policies; counsel clients regarding industry-specific privacy requirements; counsel clients on social media issues; and assist clients addressing customer and other privacy complaints or data breaches. We draft terms-of-use agreements and other warnings and contracts to protect and limit the use of data made available to customers and users. We also prepare data licensing agreements and other contracts relating to data use.

Electronic Medical Records

We counsel health systems and hospitals on the establishment and implementation of health information exchanges and other data sharing arrangements and negotiate agreements related to such arrangements. We negotiate license and support agreements regarding hospital-wide electronic health record systems.

Telemedicine & E-Health Initiatives

We assist clients in developing telemedicine networks and preparing the associated medical staff credentialing policies and forms and services agreements. We advise providers on compliance with state licensure and scope of practice laws when establishing delivery of care models utilizing electronic means of communication.

Mobile Medical Applications and Medical Device Data Systems

We counsel medical device manufacturers, software and application developers as well as their distributers and partners on the proper classification of their products by the FDA, the submission of 510(k) premarket notifications and other FDA filings, including device and facility registrations.

Software and Cloud Agreements

Our practice negotiates for and advises clinical providers regarding licensed software and cloud applications. We also represent vendors of software and cloud to the health care industry. Key issues we address are cyber coverage, data governance, data privacy and security, risk mitigation and regulatory compliance.

Publications

Supreme Court clarifies definition of ‘church plan’ under ERISA

Grant and cooperative-agreement recipients: Are your procurement standards compliant yet?

21st Century Cures Act overrules IRS guidance on HRAs, enhances enforcement of Mental Health Parity Act

5 tips for environmental due diligence in business transactions

Recent guidance issued on mental health parity and tobacco cessation programs

Missouri to join Right to Work ranks: Is the fight over or just warming up?

EEOC issues guidance on new wellness notice mandated for 2017

Texas overtime ruling directly affects California employers

Are HR employees ‘investment advisors’ under the DOL’s fiduciary rule?

Did you consider the COBRA implications of your severance arrangement?

Key considerations for representation and warranty insurance

New Illinois law prohibits non-competition agreements with low-wage employees

IRS releases updated safe harbors for management contracts in tax-exempt bond-financed projects

New OSHA reporting and anti-retaliation rules

IRS releases final forms for Health Care Reform reporting

Two key legislative developments impact wellness plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans

IRS guidance on the application of the Affordable Care Act’s market reform provisions to HRAs and FSAs

Health care reform reporting requirements: Final rules

Health FSA carryover amendments - Proceed with caution

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down DOMA: What it means for plan sponsors

Supreme Court comments on patentable subject matter in Prometheus decision

Blog Posts

CMS revises CJR program, cancels cardiac bundles

FDA’s Health Software PreCert Program to fast-track innovation

Escobar case limits False Claims Act liability for providers

Are you subject to MIPS reporting requirements in 2017?

CMS finalizes additional delay for episodic payment programs

CMS changes the SRDP process effective June 1, 2017

CMS mandates new Stark Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol form

Is breach mitigation the next wave of cybersecurity regulation?

FDA bans powdered gloves in human, animal medicine

Copyright Office changes procedures for DMCA agent designations

TCLE

Ethics and Cybersecurity

Overtime Law 2016 – Expanded New Rule: What It Means for You

Mobile Medical Apps and FDA’s New Cybersecurity Guidance: It’s a New World

Prevent the Cloud from Putting Your Health Data at Risk

CCJR and Mandatory Bundled Payments: Legal and Practical Perspectives

News

Congratulations to our 14 'Lawyers of the Year' for 2018

Thompson Coburn adds appropriations, e-commerce, and tech specialist Kristin Smith to growing Lobbying & Policy team

Evan Goldfarb named a 2017 Women’s Justice Award winner

Thad Leach comes home to Thompson Coburn

Thompson Coburn named among top 30 law firms for client service

St. Louis Business Journal honors Thompson Coburn for outstanding wellness initiatives

Melissa Ventrone to present at data breach summit

Melissa Ventrone to chair DRI data security conference

A merger story: Tom Minogue and Jack Musgrave discuss 20 years as Thompson Coburn

Cybersecurity team joins Thompson Coburn

TCLE to offer overview of mobile medical app regulation

Claire Schenk to moderate Missouri Bar Health and Hospital Administration panel presentation

Thompson Coburn earns corporate counsel recommendations five years running in national report

Betsy Haanes authors chapter on IP asset protection strategy

Health care attorney John S. Howard joins Thompson Coburn

Thompson Coburn earns eight national top-tier rankings in U.S. News ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

Thompson Coburn represents issuer in 2014 Health Care Deal of the Year

112 Thompson Coburn attorneys featured in 2015 Best Lawyers list

Christina Randolph joins Thompson Coburn’s health care practice group

Claire Schenk to speak at 10th Annual ABA National Institute on False Claims Act

108 Thompson Coburn attorneys featured in 2014 Best Lawyers list

Thompson Coburn secures Illinois appellate victory for community hospital

Missouri Supreme Court sides with Mercy Hospital St. Louis in class action over billing practices

Senator Kit Bond honored by Order of Malta for leadership on behalf of Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem

Senator Kit Bond receives honor from Cardinal Glennon for children’s advocacy

102 Thompson Coburn attorneys featured in 2013 Best Lawyers list

Jan Paul Miller quoted in St. Louis Business Journal on Glaxo health care fraud settlement

Thompson Coburn handled The Bond Buyer’s 2011 Health Care Deal of the Year

Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6001

Allen is a nationally recognized litigator with an outstanding record of success for clients.

Allen is a nationally recognized litigator with an outstanding record of su...

Allen Allred
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6021

Cathy focuses her practice on employee benefits, taxation and closely-held businesses.

Cathy focuses her practice on employee benefits, taxation and closely-held ...

Cathy Conrad
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6139

Dan handles various types of complex litigation, including business, tort, product liability, intellectual property, and class action defense.

Dan handles various types of complex litigation, including business, tort, ...

Dan Cox
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6330

Jim is an experienced real estate strategist and negotiator who counsels companies on a broad range of real estate matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, develo...

Jim is an experienced real estate strategist and negotiator who counsels ...

Jim Dillon
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6526

Ken Farris is an associate in the firm's health care practice.

Ken Farris is an associate in the firm's health care practice.

Ken Farris
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6145

Jeff helps all types of businesses navigate complex litigation, arbitration, class action, and regulatory matters in venues across the country.

Jeff helps all types of businesses navigate complex litigation, arbitration...

Jeff Fink
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6035

Jim serves as a key advisor to regional medical groups on the full spectrum of business and regulatory issues they encounter while providing medical services.

Jim serves as a key advisor to regional medical groups on the full spectrum...

Jim Fogle
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6039

Larry has extensive experience in cases involving shareholder rights, business valuations, fiduciary duty claims, and other contract and business disputes.

Larry has extensive experience in cases involving shareholder rights, busin...

Larry Friedman
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6198

Evan is co-chair of Thompson Coburn's Health Care practice and a member of the Firm's Executive Committee.

Evan is co-chair of Thompson Coburn's Health Care practice and a member of ...

Evan Raskas Goldfarb
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2207

Jay serves as a critical business partner and advisor for a variety of companies, from startups to multi-level international organizations.

Jay serves as a critical business partner and advisor for a variety of comp...

A. Jay Goldstein
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6951

Clients look to Milada, an attorney and a registered nurse, for critical assistance on complex regulatory compliance matters.

Clients look to Milada, an attorney and a registered nurse, for critical as...

Milada Goturi
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6049

Ed is a veteran litigator and head of the Firm's Antitrust Practice Group.

Ed is a veteran litigator and head of the Firm's Antitrust Practice Group.

Ed Harvey
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6165

Joy advises health systems, health plans, group purchasing organizations, physician groups, and other health care entities on a wide range of health care legal issues.

Joy advises health systems, health plans, group purchasing organizations, p...

Joy Harris Hennessy
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6093

As the former general counsel for two major regional health systems, John has a unique perspective on the types of legal counsel health care organizations need to achieve...

As the former general counsel for two major regional health systems, John h...

John Howard
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6592

Nicole analyzes health care regulatory issues with an eye toward effective, proactive compliance for a broad range of health care clients.

Nicole analyzes health care regulatory issues with an eye toward effective,...

Nicole Jobe
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6568

During her more than 30 years of legal practice, Lori has been helping clients solve some of the most challenging employee benefit problems.

During her more than 30 years of legal practice, Lori has been helping...

Lori Jones
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2247

Rob is a pragmatic, solution-oriented advisor who guides companies through major transactions as well as provides comprehensive advice on their day-to-day operations and ...

Rob is a pragmatic, solution-oriented advisor who guides companies through ...

Rob Kamensky
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6497

As a former health care executive, April strongly connects to the complex issues facing health care clients.

As a former health care executive, April strongly connects to the complex i...

April Kirkley
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6522

Michael's practice is focused on providing practical, comprehensive solutions that meet the business goals of clients in the employee benefits area of human resources law...

Michael's practice is focused on providing practical, comprehensive solutio...

Michael Lane
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6070

Rick advises companies and individuals on a variety of federal (domestic and international), state and local tax matters.

Rick advises companies and individuals on a variety of federal (domestic an...

Rick Lawton
Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6452

Thad is a familiar name and face in the St.

Thad is a familiar name and face in the St.

Thad Leach
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6365

Jan is a former United States Attorney with extensive trial experience who represents companies and individuals in major litigation and regulatory actions.

Jan is a former United States Attorney with extensive trial experience who ...

Jan Paul Miller
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6178

Steve serves as a trusted advisor to financial institutions engaged in all types of public finance and lending transactions.

Steve serves as a trusted advisor to financial institutions engaged in all ...

Steve Mitchell
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6095

Chuck is a creative and highly efficient employment litigator and advisor to private and public sector employers across a wide spectrum of industries.

Chuck is a creative and highly efficient employment litigator and advisor t...

Chuck Poplstein
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6539

Clients look to Christina for practical solutions to their complex regulatory compliance problems.

Clients look to Christina for practical solutions to their complex regulato...

Christina Randolph
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2224

Diane helps life sciences companies develop new products and bring them to market while proactively addressing the regulatory land mines that can delay or destroy the pat...

Diane helps life sciences companies develop new products and bring them to ...

Diane Romza-Kutz
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5060

Fred counsels clients in the life science and technology industries on a broad range of FDA and USDA regulatory compliance, data privacy and breach response matters and r...

Fred counsels clients in the life science and technology industries on a br...

Fredric Roth V
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6462

Claire advocates for clients in the areas of health care fraud and abuse, False Claims Act litigation and other complex white-collar civil litigation.

Claire advocates for clients in the areas of health care fraud and abuse, F...

Claire Schenk
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9407

John serves as a one-stop resource for employment counseling and litigation for companies across the country, particularly as they relate to California operations.

John serves as a one-stop resource for employment counseling and litigation...

John Viola
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6217

In an era of escalating pension liabilities and sweeping health care reforms, Trish serves as an employee benefits advisor to public and privately-owned businesses and&nb...

In an era of escalating pension liabilities and sweeping health care reform...

Trish Winchell