Randi Kopf has unique and extensive experience in the practice of e-health care. This practice area involves the expanding and evolving use of technology, electronic communication, use of social media and digital equipment in the healthcare practice. As Kopf HealthLaw, LLC has been a virtual law practice since 1994, one of the first 14 attorneys in the state of Maryland to have a website, Ms. Kopf has personal experience with computers, software and digital equipment legally and medically. Her particular health care background, general health law legal practice and virtual law practice has allowed Ms. Kopf a distinct perspective on these matters. As the practice of health care, like law, joined the electronics communication age, the legal issues connected with the practice of medicine over the Internet and with technology in the health care setting her work with e-health matters has greatly expanded. She is a frequent speaker and consultant regarding the development and legal review of national and individual professional websites concerning the compliance with professional guidelines, state and federal law compliance.
She has been a nationally sought after speaker to educate doctors, nurses, health care practice managers, lawyers and allied healthcare professionals on the topics of the potential legal liabilities and strategies to minimize risk in clinical practice and to their professional licenses in the practice of e-health, e-law, cyber nursing, privacy rights and violations. Her experience in this area has also been acknowledged with invitations to speak to the Maryland State Bar Association, Montgomery County Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA), Medical Societies, Practice Administrator Organizations and other medical, legal and professional organizations on the topics of the virtual law practice, e-health, e-law, health information technology (HIT) and what lawyers need to know about e-health for their clients. Ms. Kopf was given the 2004 Cynthia Northrop Distinguished Service Award by TAANA as recognition of her work in the development of the Association’s first fully functional website and member electronic communications.