New Digital Health Roadmap Helps Healthcare Industry Navigate Coronavirus Impacts


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery today announced the availability of its Digital Health and Covid-19: Roadmap for Successful Implementation, a resource tool designed to provide assistance to healthcare clients with emerging digital health products and services.

“Our team is committed to providing innovative solutions for healthcare companies grappling with the unforeseen and ever-evolving challenges presented by this pandemic,” said Jennifer Geetter, Washington, DC-based partner in the Health Industry Advisory group who led the roadmap initiative. “This roadmap outlines sound digital health governance concepts that will serve organizations now and well into the future.”

The roadmap, designed in response to the pandemic’s impact on the healthcare system, visualizes the digital health governance framework in place to assess technologies, navigate the rapidly evolving regulatory environment governing those technologies, consider how best to communicate with patients and plan members about the use of technologies and balance immediate need with long-term planning implementation. Summarized components of the roadmap include:

  • Paradigm shift in how patients now receive treatment
  • Finding the right balance between investment of time and money needed and the scalability of the solution
  • Key considerations for digital health companies; providers and plans; and patients
  • Regulatory requirements erased during the emergency
  • Digital health opportunities, including e-visits, big data, virtual check-ins, mobile health, telehealth and remote patient care and AI and computer learning

McDermott Will & Emery is the nation’s leading health law firm. The Health Industry Advisory group is the only health practice to receive top national rankings from U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” Chambers USA, The Legal 500 US, and Law360. The practice was also recognized by Chambers as “Health Team of the Year” in 2010, 2013, 2017 and 2019. McDermott has held the top spot in PitchBook’s League Tables as the most active firm for healthcare private equity since 2017.

View the Digital Health and Covid-19: Roadmap for Successful Implementation and visit the full Coronavirus Resource Center for additional details. Lawyers across all disciples are available to speak with media about the impacts of Covid-19. Please contact Erin West or Kerri Chace to set up an interview with a McDermott lawyer.

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