HEALTHCARE LAW ATTORNEY
Experienced Healthcare Technology Attorney
An experienced healthcare attorney is a powerful asset that can assist you in navigating one of the most heavily regulated sectors of the American economy and one of the fastest growing areas of technology: healthcare. New advances in healthcare technology are constantly being developed to support new medical research finds, meet challenges posed by competitors and meet patient demands. People are living longer lives than ever before and are much less willing to live with the physical limitations suffered by past generations. Healthcare technology advancements meet these patient demands by supporting a higher quality of life for a longer period of time. To provide optimum patient care, in both new and longstanding medical facilities, changes to utilize the latest effective healthcare technology the market has to offer is a must.
Changing Healthcare System and Facility Needs
Over time, healthcare facility needs evolve. Neighborhoods change, populations age, and older neighborhoods are rejuvenated. Competitors flock to meet these changes, requiring existing providers in that space to respond to constantly growing or altering market needs. Healthcare services offered in a rejuvenation or expansion phase would likely offer more sports medicine services than neighborhoods with an aging population would. Over time, those sports medicine facilities will need to evolve to respond to what will then be better suited to meeting more elder-care medical needs. An experienced healthcare attorney can assist you in meeting the changing needs and market factors that affect your facilities and care sites.
Healthcare Systems and Facilities
To help meet these geographically changing medical needs and wants, healthcare systems and facilities may elect to purchase existing care sites, complete with it’s own clientele, to maximize available economies of scale. Healthcare systems can purchase some or all of another healthcare system as an additional business segment and then rebrand it to suit. Facilities within a healthcare system may purchase other, related care sites to satisfy or expand current patient needs or increased demands. Building a new, state-of-the-art facility from the ground up to support a new medical technology or advancement is always an option. Sometimes it’s just more advantageous to create a new business segment, setting it apart from any competition from the onset. Occasionally, the best decision may be divest entire facilities or subsystems when planning future expansion and focus plans.
An experienced healthcare attorney can assist you in meeting the changes these market factors drive to your facilities and care sites, making adjustments to the medical technology contracts in place, adding or removing users from enterprise agreements, negotiating and drafting changes in medical equipment and supply needs, merging multiple facility agreements with a particular vendor under one blanket organization agreement, while terminating the remainders, and a host of other considerations.
Experienced Healthcare Contracts Attorney
Whether the changes to healthcare services provided are driven by technology, changing business segments, or patient demands, you will need for an experienced healthcare attorney to support those changes. Most of these changes will require making adjustments to existing medical technology contracts by adding or removing users from enterprise agreements, negotiating and drafting changes in medical equipment and supply needs, crafting changes to medical technology support agreements, merging multiple facility agreements with a particular vendor under one blanket organization agreement, and a host of other considerations must be taken into account. Susan Larsen is a healthcare attorney with years of success in negotiating, renegotiating, and terminating healthcare agreements.
Longstanding agreements, once thought beneficial, may hinder processes and budgets when a newer technology is developed. Renegotiating or terminating those existing agreements to something both parties can move forward with requires the skill of an experienced healthcare attorney, especially in a market where there are limited providers and the underlying relationship between the parties must be preserved, separate and apart from existing contracts.
During each of these events, Susan Larsen, based in Denver, Colorado, an experienced healthcare attorney, and a business lawyer, can assist with your healthcare legal needs and work in tandem with internal departments relevant to the contracting process, including risk management, in-house counsel, department heads and medical directors. Susan can assist you with due diligence, contract revisions, assignments, and terminations, and a wide variety of other matters to help ease healthcare facility transitions.