1 Howard A. Burde, Esquire Howard Burde Health Law, LLC 601 Lee Road Wayne, Pennsylvania website: (o) (c) (f) Profile. A nationally recognized Health Information Technology lawyer, who provides general counsel and health law advice to health information technology and health care businesses. A dynamic health industry leader who builds health care businesses and counsels health care organizations. A prolific author of four books on health law topics, currently speaking around the country on the health care opportunities under the Federal Stimulus Legislation. PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND Blank Rome, LLP, Philadelphia, PA Partner and Chair, Health Law Practice Group April Present Practice Description. Counsel emerging health industry clients on transactional, joint venture, risk management, privacy, security and licensing matters as well as capital formation and strategic development issues. Provide advice on complex health, health information technology, health insurance, regulatory, legislative, procurement and other legal and policy issues to health information technology companies, health plans, providers, investors, governments, and non-governmental organizations. Building Health Information Technology Clients. Counsel to a rich variety of health information technology clients, including: a national leader in collaborative care (payor) solutions; a national personal health record vendor; two social networking sites for physicians and patients; an ambulatory electronic medical record vendor; a secure text messaging/disease management vendor; an iris-recognition security vendor; and a number of health IT venture funds and other investors. Building Healthcare Businesses. Assist clients in building health care companies from inception to success. Counseled a national convenient care clinic, from idea to exit. Designed the legal structure for roll-out over multiple states, accounting for licensure, anti-referral, reimbursement, corporate practice, capital formation and other laws. HIMSS Board and National Health IT Activities. Board member of the Health Information Management Systems Society ( HIMSS ) (the health information technology trade association) and frequent presenter to its meetings. Recent referrals include an employer based clinic venture headed by a former Fortune 500 CEO; and the creation of a $500 to $700 million private equity fund for health information technology.
2 Howard A. Burde Page 2 HIMSS/HIT Venture Fair. Founded this event three years ago and remain its organizer. In 2008, 28 Companies presented to an audience of 100 investors. In 2009, in addition to the Venture Fair, adding a new program for emerging businesses, Building Your HIT Business. PA E-Health Initiative. Engaged to propose a structure for the organization to make it the designated state entity to receive federal funds under the Stimulus legislation. Pennsylvania Joint Legislative Committee on Health Reform. The only private practice lawyer on the Pennsylvania bipartisan, bicameral committee, advising the Commonwealth with respect to the evolving nature of health law and working with public health officials, legislators, legislative staff, judges, judicial clerks and health care organizations in Pennsylvania. National Governors Association e-health Alliance ( NGA ). Provide access to and insight regarding executive branch officials and stakeholders around the country. Payers and Providers. Payers and Providers regularly seek counsel on state and federal laws, including the nation s leading pediatric hospital and a variety of payers. Direct Involvement in Legal and Policy Issues. Four books on health law, participation in legislative and policy discussions at the federal and state levels, and presentations around the country reflect a pattern of continuing engagement with current and evolving legal issues and stakeholders. Editorial Boards. Serve on the editorial boards of the BNA Health Law Reporter and the Journal of Health and Life Sciences law. Governor's Office of General Counsel, Harrisburg, PA Nov to April 2002 Deputy General Counsel Health Law Counsel for Executive Branch of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This portfolio included responsibility for the Departments of Aging, Health, and Public Welfare, as well as for the Medical Professional Liability Catastrophe Loss Fund ( CAT ); and health related professional boards. Health Law Issue Responsibilities. Responsible for all legal matters involving health facilities, managed care; health insurance; health programs and health professions; programs for the elderly; medical assistance; medical malpractice; public assistance; human services, and public health programs. Drafting and Approving Pennsylvania Health Laws. Principal drafter, reviewer and signatory for regulations governing Managed Care Reform; Children's Health Insurance Program; Health Related Professions; Long Term Care; Health Facilities; Older Adults Protective Services; Medical Assistance; Medical Malpractice, and Welfare Reform.
3 Howard A. Burde Page 3 Leadership. Served on four person management committee of the 530 lawyer Office of General Counsel. Directly responsible for attorneys in the portfolio agencies. Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, PA June 1995 to Nov Chief Counsel Provided legal review and advice regarding: licensure of all health care facilities; certification of health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations and other managed care organizations; emergency medical services; health systems development; epidemiology; maternal and child health; disease prevention; and contracting for all public health programs. Principal drafter of regulations governing: General Health Facility Rules; Ambulatory Surgical Facilities; Cardiac Catheterization; Open Heart Surgery; and Integrated Delivery Systems (Statement of Policy). Directly responsible for: Department of Health Executive Staff; Institutional Review Board; Managed Care Reform Process; and Post-Certificate of Need Implementation Project. Directly responsible for legal support for the executive officers of the Department of Health, Maintained the budget and management of the Department s eleven lawyers and five support staff. Alice G. Gosfield and Associates, P.C., Philadelphia, PA Sept to June 1995 Associate Joined a boutique law firm restricted to health law and health care regulation with emphasis on medical staff issues, corporate structuring of providers, contracting, peer review, physician representation, non-institutional reimbursement and fraud and abuse. Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley, Philadelphia, PA Sept to Sept Associate, Health Law Department Emphasis on legislative, regulatory, contractual, public finance and health care reimbursement matters. EDUCATION University of Virginia, School of Law, J.D., 1988, Founder, Virginia Health Law Forum Duke University, B.A. magna cum laude, 1984 ACADEMIC HONORS Baccalaureate Speaker, Duke University Graduation, 1984 Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis, North Carolina Political Science Association, 1984 Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis, Georgia State Political Science Association, 1982 Alma Evans Award, International Law Award, Duke University, 1982
4 Howard A. Burde Page 4 Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor Society, Dean's List BAR ADMISSIONS 1988, Pennsylvania; 1988, United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1989, New Jersey; 1989, United States District Court of New Jersey 1995, United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania PUBLICATIONS (Books Only) A Guide to Understanding Personal Health Records (with Yasnoff and Miller), Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), 2008 A Guide to Establishing RHIOs, (collaborative effort), HIMSS, 2007 The Utilization Management Guide (with Reiter) Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC), 2004 The Health Laws of Pennsylvania, a desk reference book and CD-ROM. (Editor and Primary Author), PBI, September 1, SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS (partial) March 4, 2009 AZHEC/Western States e-health Connection, Phoenix, AZ Topic: PHRs: Law, Policy and the Stimulus Legislation June 11, 2008 HIMSS Advocacy Day 2008, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC Topic: Point/Counterpoint: Privacy and Your Health Information June 9, 2008 Professional Certification of Health Information Technology, Orlando, FL Topic: Legal Aspects of Health Information Technology/Electronic Health Records February 24, 2008 HIMSS08 Physician IT Symposium, Orlando, FL Topic: The Future of Healthcare Information Technology May 14-18, 2007 National Health IT Week 2007, Washington, DC Topic: Fostering Widespread Health IT Adoption May 30, 2007 National Governors Association State Alliance for E-Health Topic: Report on Progress by Taskforces and Dialogue with State Alliance February 26, 2007 National Governors Association State Alliance for E-Health Topic: Legal Issues for Health Information Exchange: Legal Standards and Liability
5 Howard A. Burde Page 5 October 2006 Case Management Society of America Annual Board Meeting Topic: Legal Issues and Policy Issues Impacting Medical Management September 2006 HIMSS Public Policy Forum Topic: Issues in Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information June 2006 HIMSS Washington Summit Topic: Legal Issues in Health Information Sharing April 2006 Capital Hill Steering Committee on Health Informatics Senate and House Staff Topic: Legal Issues in Health Information Technology COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Board member and pro bono counsel to the Center for Autism, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Board member, Greater Philadelphia Regional Board of Teach for America. Board member, Pennsylvania Economy League (2004 to 2007). Chairman of the Lower Merion Board of Health ( ). Board member Beth Am Israel Synagogue ( ).
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