Technology is transforming the delivery, consumption and outcomes of healthcare – whether that be through artificial intelligence (AI), databases, applications, products, mobile applications or wearable technology; and innovations in this area will create yet more opportunities for disruptive technology in the field of health care.
With these opportunities come legal issues and challenges, particularly in the areas of data privacy, cyber security, patient confidentiality and international data transfers. Misuse of information is a significant risk and the cost of a breach goes beyond financial loss, impacting brand, reputation and trust.
Intellectual property (IP) is another complex area, particularly when different providers are used for designing and hosting websites and developing the software, such as customer portals and mobile applications. It is essential to properly document the IP ownership from the beginning, yet often these arrangements evolve organically and the legal documentation may not always catch up.
We combine an award-winning commercial health team, comprised of health sector specialist advisors, with our leading technology, IT and outsourcing team; who have a wealth of expertise in commercial law specialities such as IT and technology, IP and brand protection, and data protection and privacy. Our commercial team regularly advise on large scale, critical, complex IT transactions, providing end-to-end solutions in the technology sphere.
We work collaboratively with our clients and take the time to understand their individual requirements, objectives, deadlines, financial and other pressures. This enables us to develop long-term partnerships with our clients and we continue to provide added value by keeping them up-to-date with the latest legal developments in this area through regular bulletins, seminars and online training.