Ryan D. Portwood

(402) 231-8980
(402) 346-1148 Fax

Mr. Portwood is an associate in the firm’s corporate department and Intellectual Property and Information Technology Group. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Portwood served as counsel/compliance officer for two (2) healthcare organizations. Mr. Portwood’s expertise covers a broad spectrum of healthcare regulatory compliance, health information technology, privacy and data security and general technology transactions.

Technology Transactions

  • Drafting and negotiating a wide variety of technology agreements, including software licensing agreements, cloud/hosting agreements, SaaS, IaaS and PaaS agreements, master services agreements and hardware acquisition contracts.
  • Preparing open source software risk assessments.
  • Advising clients in connection with service level agreements.

Health Information Technology

  • Preparing and negotiating electronic health records software and services agreements.
  • Preparing and negotiating telehealth/telemedicine agreements and system access agreements.
  • Advising covered entities and business associates regarding privacy and security obligations associated with the collection and use of health information.

Privacy and Security

  • Providing real-time response and legal advice to clients who have experienced a cybersecurity incident or other data breach.
  • Developing and drafting website and mobile application terms of use and privacy policies.
  • Providing guidance on state and federal laws, best practices, and industry standards regarding the collection and use of sensitive personal data.
  • Developing and advising clients on HIPAA Privacy and Security policies and procedures, risk assessments and data use agreements.