INSIGHT: Advice for Digital Health Developers During Covid-19

May 5, 2020

By: Linda A. Malek, Blaze D. Waleski, and Nora Lawrence Schmitt

Bloomberg Law

The coronavirus pandemic is creating partnering opportunities between health-care providers and digital health developers, but Moses & Singer attorneys say these new relationships come with pitfalls, particularly privacy and cybersecurity concerns. They give tips for developers for preparing for new obligations.

The public health crisis caused by the Covid-19 outbreak has created unprecedented opportunities for partnership between health-care providers and digital health developers.

However, these partnerships can pose dangers—particularly from privacy and cybersecurity perspectives—if not thoroughly vetted and properly structured.

We outline some of the most important issues digital health developers should consider before agreeing to contract with health-care providers on digital Covid-19 projects.

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