Purnima Boominathan

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Purnima Boominathan delivers full-spectrum legal counsel to venture-backed and public companies providing business-to-business services in the digital health space. She has particular expertise facilitating the creation, delivery and implementation of telemedicine. Purnima advises innovators working at the intersection of artificial intelligence and healthcare and offers practical insights into healthcare data privacy and legal issues related to at-home laboratory services. Read Purnima Boominathan's full bio.

Healthcare Payors and Providers and AI Companies Voluntarily Commit to AI Principles

By , and on Jan 17, 2024
Posted In Digital Health, Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans, Privacy and Data Security

The Biden administration recently announced that 28 healthcare payors and providers intend to implement and adhere to voluntary commitments for the safe, secure and trustworthy development and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. The signatory companies aligned around the FAVES principle—namely, that AI should lead to healthcare outcomes that are fair, appropriate, valid, effective...

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States Advance Telehealth Legislation and Rulemaking

By and on Jan 2, 2024
Posted In Digital Health, Health and Welfare Plans

Numerous states—including Alaska, Florida, Texas, Utah and Washington—have been busy finalizing and proposing rulemaking and legislation impacting telehealth-related care. Washington’s Department of Health, for example, published a proposed rule focused on implementing the multistate nurse licensure compact. What else have these states been up to over the last month? Read more here.

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Weight-Loss Programs in Florida: State Law Considerations for GLP-1 Telehealth Providers

By and on Nov 21, 2023
Posted In Digital Health, Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

As more telehealth providers offer weight-loss programs, they should be aware of the potential impact of state laws and regulations. In this blog post, we examine how Florida’s consumer protection laws affect these programs. Read more here.

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DEA Further Extends Flexibilities for Controlled-Substance Prescribing via Telemedicine

By , , , , , , , and on Oct 25, 2023
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

The US Drug Enforcement Administration and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration have further extended flexibilities that allow providers to prescribe controlled substances via telemedicine without first performing an in-person visit. The flexibilities were initially provided during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The extension runs through December 31, 2024. Read more here.

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FTC Proposes Health Breach Notification Rule Amendments

By , and on Jun 20, 2023
Posted In Digital Health, Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

At a recent open Commission meeting, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted unanimously to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend the Health Breach Notification Rule (HBNR). The FTC’s proposed amendment aims to codify the HBNR’s application to digital health and mobile technologies. However, several aspects of the proposed amendment lack clarity and are...

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