Steven J. Fox is a principal in Post & Schell’s Business Law & Litigation Department, chair of the firm’s Information Technology Practice Group and co-chair of the firm's Data Protection/Breach Practice Group. Mr. Fox is an acknowledged and well-known national authority on legal issues regarding information technology, data privacy and healthcare information technology. Since 1990, he has been assisting clients with legal issues and strategic counseling involving technology, healthcare information systems, data privacy matters, healthcare regulatory compliance, and e-commerce. In particular, he has significant experience in the development, acquisition, negotiation, transfer and licensing of complex information systems; health information exchanges (HIEs); regional health information organizations (RHIOs); networks and software; outsourcing transactions; acquisition and implementation of electronic health records (EHRs); data privacy protection, including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) compliance; Internet and technology-use policies; consulting/services agreements; and corporate, contractual and intellectual property matters.
Mr. Fox has been working with and advising clients on navigating the complexities of obtaining the EHR incentives and achieving Meaningful Use under the HITECH Act. He also continues to advise clients on the legal implications of the Stark and Anti-Kickback regulations regarding the donation, adoption and sharing of EHRs.
Mr. Fox served on the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Board of Directors from 2006 to 2008, and continues to serve as a member of the HIMSS Legal Task Force and on the board of the Maryland chapter of HIMSS. He also chairs the Policy Committee and serves as an elected board member of the Pennsylvania e-Health Initiative. In 2012 and 2013, he was retained by the Maryland Health Care Commission to advise them regarding the drafting of health information exchange (HIE) regulations for the State of Maryland.