2021 Digital Health Year in Review - McDermott Will & Emery


The continuation of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) and consumer demand for digitally delivered healthcare not only necessitated the shift from in-person to virtual care, but also continued to drive interest, adoption, investment and transactions in digital health in 2021. Digital health funding in 2021 far surpassed 2020’s totals with no signs of slowing down in 2022, and the potential permanence of some regulatory flexibilities beyond the PHE are charting a course for continued digital health growth in 2022 and beyond.

This Digital Health Report explores issues to monitor as you chart a path forward in 2022, including:

  • Telehealth Regulatory Updates Shaping Care Delivery, Reimbursement and Business Models
  • Interoperability and Data Sharing
  • Health Privacy and Enforcement, from HIPAA to Consumer Data Protection Laws
  • What to Watch in Dealmaking