The modern business world relies upon data and the digital systems that manage it. In particular, the healthcare industry has experienced rapid growth in the storage and use of electronic patient data, electronic health record systems, digital clearinghouses, portals, and other systems used by government agencies and payors.
These technological innovations have led to tension between the need to use and access electronic data and the right to privacy as well as a host of security and confidentiality considerations. This is particularly true today as cybercriminals, ransomware, system and internal vulnerabilities and other risks pose enormous threats to businesses of all sizes and industries.
As a result, state and federal agencies and some industries have created various data privacy and security standards. The multi-faceted and evolving nature of these goals, threats, and legal standards requires a comprehensive understanding of these issues.
Data Privacy and Security Lawyers for NY Healthcare Organizations
O’Connell and Aronowitz’s data privacy lawyers equip your healthcare organization with the resources of a multidisciplinary team that possesses a deep understanding of the complexities of the fast-paced landscape of digital health law. We assist our clients by simplifying this complicated area and offering short-term and long-term solutions to help you effectively address immediate concerns and foster greater security, compliance, and control.
Our team works directly with your organizational leadership, in-house compliance officers, and attorneys. Services that we provide include, but are not limited to:
Advising On Matters Pertaining to Digital Health Law
As digital access to protected and sensitive patient information becomes more ubiquitous, so does the risk of compliance violations. With the ever-changing landscape of digital health law, it is becoming increasingly important for healthcare organizations to seek out qualified legal counsel to advise them on the best way to navigate these waters.
Our healthcare law consulting group regularly serves as advisors for our clients to provide general guidance or help them advance their compliance program to the point of self-sufficiency. Our team remains as current as possible on the latest healthcare data laws and regulations and will be able to provide sound guidance on how best to protect the interests of your organization.
By seeking out the right counsel, your organization can be assured that it is taking all the necessary steps to protect its interests as digital health law continues to evolve.
We can also advise your organization on matters pertaining to:
- General legal inquiries
- Specific compliance needs
- Data sharing concerns
- Contractual matters
- Security incident management
- Cyberattack prevention and mitigation standards
- Related government investigations
Compliance Attorney Services
For healthcare organizations that leverage digital data storage, access, and sharing solutions, maintaining compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is non-negotiable. The standards established in HIPAA aid in protecting the privacy of patients while ensuring that sensitive medical information is handled properly.
Our attorneys can provide you with informed HIPAA compliance guidance to help your organization develop policies and procedures that meet current and future regulatory requirements. We can also provide training for staff members on how to comply with HIPAA guidelines.
In addition, our team can assist your organization in investigating any potential compliance breaches that occur within your digital ecosphere. By working with a compliance attorney, both your staff and leadership can benefit from the assurance that they are taking steps to protect the privacy of patients while adhering to all applicable digital health laws.
Whether your organization needs representation during an investigation or courtroom proceeding, the digital health lawyers at O’Connell and Aronowitz can offer you representation to help provide further protection.
Our team will assist you in conducting thorough research into the legal matters pertaining to your need for representation. We will also assist you with reviewing, gathering, and preparing relevant documents, and arguing on your behalf if necessary.
Get Legal Representation for Your NY Healthcare Organization
From Dunkirk to Queens, our team of attorneys at O’Connell and Aronowitz specializes in providing legal services ranging from consultation to representation for healthcare organizations. We can assist you in developing and implementing sound digital data storage and sharing practices that remain compliant with state and federal regulations. If your organization is in need of assistance in navigating the complexities of digital health law, contact us today.
Locations We Serve
Statewide with focus larger metro areas