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In Law360 and Bloomberg Law, Digital Health Initiative Attorneys Examine 2020 Trends and Provide 2021 Outlook

Practices: Health Care, Life Sciences, FDA Regulatory, Digital Health, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Transactions, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Health Care Transactions, Health Information Technology & Electronic Health Records, Health Privacy & Security, Health Care Finance & Restructuring, Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity

This was a year unlike any other as the world responded to the pandemic public health emergency by deploying telehealth solutions to comply with social distancing orders and fast-tracked development and deployment of diagnostics, therapeutics, and Covid-19 vaccines.

A Law360 article evaluates key trends in digital health during 2020. The authors note that the use of digital health technologies in care delivery expanded significantly in 2020, as the COVID-19 public health emergency required reduced in-person interaction in order to curb the spread of the disease. In particular, 2020 witnessed significant developments in telehealth, interoperability and health information exchange, and medical device software. 

In a Bloomberg Law article, the authors expect 2021 key trends in the digital health and health care space to include the continued expansion of big data, artificial intelligence, and telehealth, and a movement toward increased portability of patient health information.

The Law360 and Bloomberg Law articles were authored by the co-heads of Ropes & Gray’s Digital Health Initiative - IP transactions partner Megan Baca (Silicon Valley), life sciences regulatory & compliance partner Kellie Combs (Washington, D.C.), and health care partner Christine Moundas (New York).

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