By Michael Ryan on Jan 19, 2022
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans
Healthcare and life sciences lawyers will likely have plenty of work in 2022 thanks to pending legislative and regulatory actions throughout the healthcare, health insurance, and drug and device industries. According to this Law360 article, surprise billing, abortion and drug pricing are some of the major issues facing lawmakers and regulators in the year ahead....
By Michael Ryan and Jennifer S. Geetter on Nov 18, 2021
Posted In Digital Health, Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans
Although digital health solutions have long been a key area of strategic growth for the healthcare industry, the COVID-19 crisis accelerated what it means to deliver safe and effective digitally-based care. As the United States shifts focus from short-term crisis response to longer-term solutions, what does a digitally-driven healthcare industry look like, and how can...
By Stephen Bernstein, Gary Emmanuel, Jennifer S. Geetter, Lisa Schmitz Mazur, Kevin Miller, Vernessa T. Pollard, Michael Ryan, Mark Selinger, Joshua Spielman and Kristian Werling on Feb 17, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans, Privacy and Data Security
The seismic, virtually overnight transformation of healthcare delivery as a result of the pandemic has flung open doors to innovation, as a diverse cross-section of digital health and life sciences stakeholders mobilize crisis resources; adjust operations for enhanced screening, sanitization and social distancing measures; harness telehealth capabilities to deliver healthcare remotely; and identify opportunities for...
By Jennifer S. Geetter, Laura Jehl and Michael Ryan on Sep 24, 2020
Posted In Employment, Labor, Privacy and Data Security
Because widespread, rapid COVID-19 testing remains unavailable in many locations, universities have had to find innovative ways to implement testing, tracing and isolation protocols to reduce the risk of transmission among students, faculty and staff. There is no one perfect protocol—all universities are in unchartered waters. But there are a few key components university administrators...
By McDermott Will & Emery, Bernadette M. Broccolo, Dale C. Van Demark, Jennifer S. Geetter, Jiayan Chen, Lisa Schmitz Mazur, Michael Ryan, Ryan Marcus, Scott Weinstein, Sarah T. Hogan and Vernessa T. Pollard on Feb 8, 2018
Posted In Health and Welfare Plans, Privacy and Data Security
Throughout 2017, the health care and life sciences industries experienced a widespread proliferation of digital health innovation that presents challenges to traditional notions of health care delivery and payment as well as product research, development and commercialization for both long-standing and new stakeholders. At the same time, lawmakers and regulators made meaningful progress toward modernizing...