E-Health, Privacy, and Security Law, Second Edition with 2015 Cumulative Supplement

This treatise provides health law practitioners and e-health professionals with a full exploration of the legal, regulatory, transactional, and ethical issues at the nexus of health and information technology, including e-health, privacy, security, social media, HIPAA, HITECH, and more. It also includes guidance on maximizing technology to cut costs and improve marketing, all while staying compliant and avoiding penalties.

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CLEAR INFORMATION on the full range of today’s e-health business and transactional law issues

E-health has rapidly emerged as one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing areas of the health care industry. As the industry becomes more dependent on information technology, health law practitioners are increasingly confronting unfamiliar legal issues. E-Health, Privacy, and Security Law, with CD-ROM, Second Edition offers clear guidance on the full range of today’s e-health business and transactional law issues with a new focus on the liabilities and ethical issues associated with the increased use of health information technology, social media, and digitized patient records and discusses such important topics and trends as: personal health records and social media; FDA regulation of e-health technology; special issues regarding electronic health information and litigation; the latest regulations on privacy and security issues under the HITECH Act; and new enforcement techniques and practices.

The Second Edition contains a comprehensive discussion of new HIPAA enforcement actions, including the first State Attorney General enforcement action under the HITECH Act and the first impositions of civil money penalties and jail time for criminal actions under HIPAA.

This treatise also is useful for e-health professionals, who will value its indispensable analysis and advice to help them avoid penalties and jail time; maximize the use of technology to increase efficiency, cut costs, and improve marketing; and complete e-health strategic transactions successfully.

The 2015 Cumulative Supplement adds the following:

  • A comprehensively updated chapter on the e-health industry, including a new topic on the state of electronic health records adoption, and new discussion of the FDASIA Health IT Report outlining recommendations on a risk-based framework for health IT regulation
  • A thoroughly revised chapter on health information technology, including analysis of Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) updated strategic plan for nationwide adoption of health information technology in the private and public sectors
  • An updated discussion on European consumer laws affecting the processing of personal and health data across Europe
  • An expanded analysis of HIPAA security enforcement issues
  • FDA guidance and draft guidance on use of mobile medical applications and devices by consumers
  • Informative new topics on due diligence in e-health transactions, including liability for target company employment practices, compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, liability arising out of exclusivity contracts, disaster recovery and business continuity, audit inspection rights, and insurance coverage review
  • Analysis of the impact of using Google’s email system, with its data-mining capability, on attorney-client confidentiality



Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.
W. Andrew H. Gantt III is a partner in Cooley LLP, Washington, DC, and a member of its Life Sciences Practice Group. He also leads Cooley’s Health Care Regulatory Practice.


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