Data Privacy & Security

Attune to the key issues and emerging trends impacting the healthcare industry, Nelson Hardiman’s healthcare lawyers are adept at managing the data privacy and security concerns that drive the way information is created, stored, and utilized. Hospitals, health systems, healthcare companies and individuals rely on us to navigate regulatory compliance standards and advise on best practices to mitigate risk in an industry impacted by security breaches and emerging healthcare technologies.

Nelson Hardiman combines strategic vision with practical advice to advise on the data privacy and security issues around the collection, analysis, use and disclosure of patient information and related data that is driving success in the healthcare industry.

Our Work Includes:

  • Data Security Regulation Advised on the regulation of data security practices under the FTC Act and California unfair competition law.
  • Data Security Requirements Advised a telehealth entity on the state law requirements governing patient identity verification.
  • HIPAA/Privacy and Information Security Counseled providers, clinical trials companies, ancillary providers, technology start-ups, HMOs, insurance companies and others on HIPAA and state health information privacy laws and development of privacy compliance programs.
  • Program Development Structured joint patient assistance program to address health information privacy and security requirements.