Broadband Internet a Hurdle as Telehealth Services Rise in Popularity

By and on February 1, 2022

Doctors and lawmakers say reliable broadband internet is lagging for populations that could benefit the most from telehealth services. In this MetroWest Daily News article, McDermott Partner Stephen Bernstein and McDermott+Consulting Vice President Mara McDermott offer insight into the challenges—and opportunities—for virtual care as it gains popularity.

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Stephen Bernstein
Stephen W. Bernstein specializes in e-health, “big data”, data engineering, deployment of digital health tools and solutions and health-related matters affected by the internet and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as private equity investments, mergers, acquisitions, affiliations and joint ventures involving technology, digital health companies, hospitals and physicians. Stephen co-leads the Firm’s Digital Health Practice, which brings together McDermott lawyers from within and outside the Health Industry Advisory Practice Group to develop thought leadership, share information and collaborate on best practices, and is co-chair of the Firm’s Life Sciences Practice. Stephen served as global head of the Firm’s Health Practice from 2009-2018. He is a current member of the Firm’s Management Committee and has served on the Firm’s Compensation, Executive and Finance Committees. Read Stephen Bernstein's full bio.

Mara McDermott
Mara is an accomplished health care executive with a deep understanding of federal health care law and policy, including delivery system reform, physician payment and Medicare payment models.Read Mara McDermott's full bio.




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