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Health Care—Innovative Technology
In today’s heavily regulated, rapidly evolving health care industry, technology inventors, manufacturers and companies face unique and challenging opportunities in order to succeed. The need to access, exchange and analyze information and to develop new products and service offerings efficiently and effectively is critical to the operation of the health care industry and service providers. Federal and state regulation, such as HIPAA, the Stark law, the Anti-kickback Statute, and the FDA Act, can significantly affect these efforts, especially those of emerging businesses. Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.’s Health Care, Technology Law and Emerging Companies teams have significant and practical knowledge in negotiating and drafting technology agreements and other commercial contracts, navigating through health care compliance requirements, positioning clients to meet investor expectations, guiding clients as they secure angel, VC, grant or bank financing, and understanding and implanting measures for growth. We know how to bring early stage companies to market.

Our first step is always to learn as much as we can about our client’s culture, challenges and goals. Then, by taking into account the legal and regulatory ramifications of business decisions, and proactively applying our in-depth knowledge of the law and our clients’ businesses, we not only maintain our clients’ compliance with laws and regulations, but minimize risks of conflict, litigation, or government interference with business objectives. 

We represent innovative health care technology inventors, manufacturers and companies at all stages of development. Our entrepreneurial approach to the practice of law helps us provide meaningful and practical advice for the unique challenges of growth companies in the health care space.

Why Choose Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek?

1.Real-World, Focused Experience

Our team members are experienced in health care compliance, technology-focused commercial transactions, software and business method patents, trademarks and copyrights. We also have team members with the real-world, practical technology, health care, and entrepreneurial expertise to understand both the legal implications and technological impacts of any project.

2.Proactive Solutions

Our attorneys advise clients on the full range of contracting and business issues associated with emerging health care technology projects. We believe our role is not only to help our clients effectively implement technology projects, but to also help move them into the future, whether that be by embracing success or addressing challenges. It is through detailed analysis and consultation that we help spot potential issues and identify key strengths.

3.Understanding Your Unique Needs

Our attorneys have continuing education and involvement within the health care industry. Members of our team are members of numerous trade associations and speak and publish frequently on the topics of data security and privacy, group health plans, health care regulatory issues and more. Further, our team members have strong ties to the Wisconsin and regional investor community, as well as to the many local organizations that support high impact entrepreneurs.

Types of Clients Served...
  • Medical Device Manufacturers
  • Biomedical Software Suppliers
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Health Systems, Hospitals and Physician Providers
  • Regional Health Information Exchanges
  • Health Care Provider Trade Associations
  • Research Universities
  • Electronic Medical Records Software Companies and Consultancies
  • Multi-disciplinary Wellness Centers
  • Nutritional Supplement and Diet/Weight Loss Companies 
...and how we serve them

We represent national and international clients – both large and small – in all areas of health care technology law, and pride ourselves on meeting their diverse and ever-expanding needs.

Representative Engagements

  • Routinely assist health care organizations in implementing compliance programs related to HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules requirements, including conducting full-scale risk assessments and drafting, implementing and providing training for regulatory required privacy and security policies.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 medical device manufacturer in complex international equipment and software sale and purchase transactions, joint development agreements, and strategic ventures.
  • Developed structure and implemented joint software development between complementary health care industry organizations.
  • Drafted and negotiated software patent and copyright protection and licensing for health care organizations.
  • Represented numerous early-stage clients in financings and strategic partnerships.
  • Assisted clients in clinical trials with IRB-related issues, Clinical Trial Agreements and study protocols and consents.
  • Developed and assisted in the implementation of a corporate wellness program for employers.
  • Represented clients offering wellness software related services.