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Ryan B. Marcus maintains a general health care practice. He advises hospitals health systems, and health industry clients on a variety of regulatory and transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, and joint ventures. Read Ryan Marcus' full bio.

Digital Health Year in Review: 2017 Trends and Looking Ahead to 2018


By , , , , , , , , , and 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...

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A Net-Neutral Decision for Health Care? What Providers Can Expect in the Wake of Net Neutrality Repeal


By and on Jan 16, 2018
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans, Privacy and Data Security

As the Federal Communications Commission repeals the Open Internet Order—more commonly known as the net-neutrality rules—health care consumers and providers have been left wondering how this change will affect their ability to receive and deliver health care using digital health tools. In this On the Subject, we outline how changes in internet access will affect...

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Many Lessons Still Need to be Learned regarding Patient Access to Health Care Information


By and on Aug 31, 2017
Posted In Health and Welfare Plans, Privacy and Data Security

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology recently released a report detailing user experience research on patient access to health data. The Report sought to examine the experiences of individuals and processes of health systems, with commentary from medical record fulfillment administrators, to determine how the medical record request process can be...

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Last but Not Least, Texas Takes the Final Steps to Embrace Telemedicine


By and on Jul 11, 2017
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans, Privacy and Data Security

As one of the last states to retain highly restrictive (and arguably anti-competitive) telemedicine practice standards, health care providers, regulatory boards, technology companies, payors and other stakeholders have been actively monitoring Texas’ approach to telemedicine regulation and the related Teladoc case. Senate Bill 1107, a bill that significantly eases the delivery of care via telemedicine...

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