Jonathan M. Ishee Partner

Jonathan focuses his practice on clients in the healthcare and technology industries. His previous inhouse, government, and academic experience provide him with a unique perspective when providing legal services. Jonathan advises clients on regulatory issues, data privacy and security, and the use of technology and in the transformation of healthcare delivery and reimbursement.

Jonathan has significant experience with health care laws including HIPAA, managed care contracting, CMS and state insurance licensing, telehealth, corporate practice of medicine and fraud and abuse issues. He also counsels non healthcare clients on international privacy regulations surrounding employee and research data.

Jonathan serves as an assistant professor of biomedical informatics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Biomedical Informatics. He is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP).

Experience

Advised multiple healthcare providers and technology companies on regulatory, reimbursement and operational issues surrounding the provision of telehealth services in all 50 states and internationally.

Represented client in HIPAA breach involving more than 500 individuals.

Counseled a national fitness company in creation of a comprehensive HIPAA and HITECH compliance strategy and program in order for it to satisfy its duties as a Business Associate of a health care organization.

Advised international NGO in creation and implementation of a GDPR compliance program for EU based election monitors.

Counseled Formula One team sponsor on issues surrounding the international transfer of employee data between jurisdictions.

Advised PHO in the creation of a health information exchange and development of a clinically integrated network.

Counseled employers in the retail and technology space on development of employer based primary care clinics in multiple states and related issues including, licensing and compliance with other health care specific regulatory requirements.

Advised academic medical center and medical residency program on ACGME accreditation and program related issues.

Advised Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHCs) on compliance with HRSA requirements.

Counseled software developer on regulatory issues surrounding development of digital health products.

Advised academic medical center on international privacy and biobanking regulations related to research program involving participants in 15 countries.

Represented technology/insurance startup in licensing proceedings before the Texas Department of Insurance.

  • Texas
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Ohio

Recipient, "Secretary's Commendation," U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2010

Recipient, "Secretary's Award," U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2009

  • Author, Texas Passes Bill Establishing “Wall of Shame” for Data Breaches, McGuireWoods Legal Insights, June 7, 2021
  • Quoted, "Cybercrime Threatening Gains Made by Telehealth During the Pandemic," Texas Lawyer, May 12, 2021
  • Author, Chapters 25 and 27, Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach, Third Edition, Elsevier, forthcoming
  • Author, "Texas Senate Passes Bill Easing Restrictions on Telemedicine," Houston Business Journal, 2017
  • Author, Chapter 25 Legal Issues, Federal Regulations and Accreditation, Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach, Second Edition, Elsevier, 2017
  • Quoted, "Resisting Ransomware," ACP Hospitalist, 2016
  • Author, The Out-of-Network Battle Heats Up Further - Recent Ruling Favors Providers, ABA Health Law Section Esource, 2016
  • Author, The Out-of-Network Battle Heats Up, ABA Health Law Section Esource, 2014
  • Author, "The Rise of Hospital Outpatient Departments in the Era of Decreased Provider Reimbursement," American Health Lawyers Association’s Business Law & Governance Work Group, 2013
  • Author, "Accountability in Cross-Jurisdictional Telemedicine and Health," American Health Lawyers Association, HIT News, 2012
  • University of Houston Law Center, LLM, Health Law, 2009
  • Tulane University Law School, JD, cum laude, Managing Editor, Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, 2005
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, MS, Health Informatics, 2004
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, MPH, 2003
  • Tulane University, BSM, 2001

Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (City of London), 2017-present

Freeman, Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers (City of London), 2018-present

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas-HSC Houston, 2010-present

Associate Editor, EEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, 2012-2015

Board Member, Health Information Partnership of Southeast Texas, 2012-2014

Editorial Board Member, Cyber Journals, 2010-present

Committeeman, Wine Events Committee, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, 2007-present

  • Host, "Edge of Digital Health Transformation," Health+Tech Video Podcast Series, May 19, 2021
  • Co-host, "Post-Pandemic Healthcare Compliance and Enforcement Priorities," Health+Tech Video Podcast Series, April 22, 2021
  • Presenter, "GDPR Compliance, Are you Ready?," International Association of Privacy Professionals KnowledgeNet, Columbus, OH, 2018
  • Presenter, "Cybersecurity, Privacy and Other Legal Issues Surrounding Emerging Technologies and the “Internet of Things”," Association of Corporate Counsel Houston Chapter, 2017
  • Speaker, "Privacy in the Digital Age, a Comparative Review of Legal and Policy Framework in Various Jurisdictions," 2016-2017 Scientia Lecture Series, Rice University, 2016
  • Moderator, "Adapting to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," Second Annual Health Care Symposium, Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business, 2015
  • Presenter, "Internet Defamation: How to Protect Your Company’s Brand in the Digital World," Texas Medical Group Management Association Webinar, 2015
  • Presenter, "Privacy and Information Security Update," American Bar Association Privacy & Information Security Committee Webinar, 2015
  • Presenter, "The Rise of Employer-Based Wellness Initiatives and Medical Clinics," American Health Lawyers Association Webinar, 2015
  • Speaker, "Proposed Changes to the FLSA and Recent Wage and Hour Litigation, What You Need to Know," Georgia Association of Home Health Agencies Annual Meeting, 2014
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