Foley’s Telemedicine and Digital Health Industry Team helps clients embrace emerging issues in telemedicine, enabling them to provide innovative care for patients in new markets around the block and around the world.
By taking advantage of technological advances, health care facilities, professionals, and entrepreneurs have the chance be at the forefront of health care delivery by expanding their service offerings to share their insight with patients independent of geography. With this opportunity comes challenges, as the laws and regulations struggle to keep up with the pace of innovation. It is critical to consult with a legal services provider with the experience and resources to help you grow your business while managing the evolving issues associated with this emerging field.
Our attorneys have the experience necessary to assist with telemedicine program assessment, development, and implementation, nursing hotlines and pharmacy call centers, and multi-state, web-based health care tools and services. We also are well-positioned to provide counsel on operational issues, including payer credentialing, patient verification, and medical record management.
To meet your needs — and the needs of those who rely on your services — we offer our experience in the areas described below.
Medical Group Negotiations with National Telemedicine Platform Increase Catchment Area
Foley negotiated a telemedicine platform agreement on behalf of a medical practice affiliated with a health system, to allow the practice to use a telemedicine technology platform and offer telemedicine-based services to a larger geographic area, thereby increasing the size of the health system’s catchment area.
Recapitalization of TelePsychiatry Platform
Foley represented InSight Telepsychiatry and Center for Family Guidance in the recapitalization of InSight by Harbour Pointe Capital, a New York City based venture capital firm.
Representation of Orthopedic Surgery Group
Foley represented a group of more than 100 orthopedic surgeons on the staff of the Hospital for Special Surgery, a New York City based hospital dedicated to the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal disease, in the development of a joint ventured talent management organization in conjunction with HSS.
Technological advances are driving increased demand for global telemedicine services, particularly in fields that lend themselves to virtual care, such as radiology and pathology.