Browne Jacobson’s team of specialist digital health lawyers advise on the procurement and integration of digital solutions within the health and social care sector. We advise both public and private health and social care providers. Our public sector clients include central government departments and arm’s length bodies, NHS Trusts and local authorities. Our private sector clients include digital technology providers (including providers of medical devices), nursing and care home providers and pharmacies. We assist our clients in procuring digital solutions to manage operational challenges faced within the sector, enabling them to drive efficiencies and improvements.
Our digital health team is made up of lawyers specialising in complex ICT business change and transformation programmes, procurement law experts, public law experts and corporate law experts, all of whom have deep industry knowledge and insight into the health and social care sector. These specialisms mean that we’re able to provide our clients with a full service offering to enable them to implement their digital strategies and procure digital solutions which are tailored to meet their needs.
Our digital health team provides legal and commercial advice relating to a range of digital solutions including electronic patient records systems, picture archiving and communications systems, collaborative banks, virtual wards, choose and book systems, finance and HR systems, networks and communications services and image scanning solutions. We support our clients in navigating the complexities of the regulatory, commercial, technical operational and financial issues that can arise.
As the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotic process automation becomes more prevalent within digital solutions, our expert team assists our clients to identify and mitigate risk through solution-oriented and pragmatic advice focused on the delivery of objectives. This includes advice on contract structures and delivery models including agile delivery methodology.
Our multi-disciplinary team help individual organisations and ICSs to develop corporate structures and design contract delivery models as part of the strategic advice on design and approach for the most effective routes to market and service delivery models in order to meet their digital aims and requirements.
Our digital health expertise puts us at the forefront of society’s biggest issues and our depth and breadth of expertise and insight means we’re well placed to advised on multi-supplier and multi-provider collaboration and integration models.
Advising on the outsourcing of its 111 telephony network services and a suite of new digital services using natural language processing.
Medicines Healthcare Regulatory Authority
Advising on the migration of IT services under the CCS model services contract. We advised on the procurement process with multiple bidders, recommending the best risk mitigation strategies.
Advising on the implementation and integration of a collaborative bank solution through robotic process automation.
Multiple integrated care systems
Advised multiple developing Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) on how to meet their information law duties during transition from a CCG and develop wider digital ICS policies to implement better data sharing.
"Fantastic knowledge and connections across and within the NHS. This helps to bring much more than just standard legal advice."
"Every member of team goes above and beyond to support us. Technically brilliant with a down to earth and easily understandable approach. Translates the legal speak into everyday language."
"The team are very approachable, and always give appropriate and relevant advice. There is a broad breadth of knowledge across the firm and open access to subject matter experts in specific areas. In particular the court of protection and healthcare team have a wealth of knowledge."
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