Healthcare Information Technology


The successful implementation, integration and use of healthcare information technology is the foundation of the healthcare industry's efforts to transition from a fee-for-service model to a pay-for-performance model. Healthcare providers, information technology companies and investors look to Waller to help them achieve the promise of healthcare IT. With the rapid pace of advancement and adoption of healthcare information technology, healthcare providers as well as the companies that develop and market new technologies turn to Waller's multidisciplinary team of intellectual property, corporate and regulatory attorneys for assistance with:

  • Information systems and technology licensing
  • Intellectual property
  • Business formation and structuring
  • Equity and debt financings
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate contracts
  • Formation and governance documents
  • Employee incentive plans
  • Growth strategy
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Patient privacy and data security matters
  • Outsourcing relationships

Information Technology Licensing

Three of the six largest investor-owned hospital systems in the United States rely on Waller as their primary outside counsel for Information Technology and Intellectual Property matters. Our attorneys have provided counsel on hundreds of technology licensing matters ranging in value from $2 million to $2 billion within the healthcare industry. We also represent clients - ranging from startups to those with operations in all 50 states - that license information technology to healthcare providers. This combination of experience provides a critical advantage when we assist clients in negotiating agreements between licensors, licensees, buyers, sellers and third-party technology providers.


Our in-depth understanding of healthcare information technology and the healthcare industry enable us to provide our technology clients the counsel needed to complete transactions and grow. We guide our technology clients through formation, equity and debt financings and the negotiation of strategic transactions. Our knowledge of healthcare information technology also benefits our healthcare provider clients as they seek investments in technologies that can improve healthcare outcomes and reduce the cost of care. From intellectual property due diligence to advising management teams and boards of directors, we provide the attention to detail and strategic guidance necessary for the success of transactions and ongoing operations.

Patient Privacy

Healthcare providers and their business associates face a complex array of federal and state privacy rules established to safeguard patient health information. To navigate these regulations, they turn to Waller. For compliance with HIPAA and state regulations governing protected health information, we are a trusted advisor to healthcare providers as well as the companies with which they work - revenue cycle management firms, private payors, insurance brokers and other outside consultants. By understanding both the operations and objectives of our clients, we are able to help them focus on providing high-quality care in an increasingly demanding environment for patient privacy and data security.



  • Represented Passport Health Communications, Inc., a leading provider of software and revenue cycle solutions to hospitals and healthcare providers, in its $850 million sale to Experian plc, the global information services company
  • Assisted clients with development and implementation of strategies for deployment and management of complex information systems and technology transactions with values ranging up to $2 billion 
  • Advised a provider of therapy documentation and management software, in its acquisition by a private equity portfolio company that provides interoperable EMR/EHR solutions for medical specialty markets.
  • Represented a Nashville-based revenue cycle management company in its acquisition by one of the nation’s largest healthcare information networks.
  • Advised a leading provider of healthcare business and operational services in its acquisition of a leading healthcare revenue cycle management firm
  • Counsel to a leading provider of healthcare business and operational services in its acquisition of a Texas-based healthcare staffing firm
  • Represented Passport Health Communications, Inc. in its acquisition of California-based Data Systems Group
  • Represented the subsidiary of a publicly traded hospital company in its capital investment in a developer of mobile patient monitoring technology
  • Assisted a publicly traded hospital company in its joint venture with a technology company focused on the integration of patients' medical histories into healthcare provider systems and workflows
  • Represented the venture capital arm of a publicly traded healthcare company in its investment in the developer of a data-capturing system for spine and orthopedic implant procedures

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