Jonathan Ishee

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Offices Houston
Phone 713.588.7037
Fax 713.588.7000

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Jonathan is a partner in the Vorys Houston office and a member of the health care group. He has significant experience with health care laws including HIPAA, EU privacy directives, managed care contracting, CMS and state insurance licensing, health information technology (HIT), health information exchanges and fraud and abuse issues, including Stark, Anti-kickback laws and the False Claims Act. Jonathan also has experience with counseling clients on the creation of health care joint ventures and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).  His experience includes serving as the general counsel to physician groups and with the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Jonathan’s previous experience includes serving as the in-house general counsel to a multi-specialty medical practice that included an imaging center, full-risk independent practice association, diagnostic laboratory and Accountable Care Organization where he provided legal and strategic business advice and as a key regulator with the Department of Health and Human Services, where he focused on the complex issues related to health information exchanges, HITECH-mandated HIPAA modifications, the EHR incentive program and physician payment reform. While at HHS he served as lead staff to the HIT Policy Committee’s Information Exchange and Certification/Adoption Workgroups. Jonathan received commendation awards from both Secretaries Leavitt and Sebelius for his contributions.

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

Jonathan earned his J.D. cum laude from Tulane University, where he was the managing editor of the Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property. He also has a LL.M. in health law from the University of Houston Law Center. Jonathan earned his B.S.M. from Tulane University. He earned his M.S. in Health Informatics and M.P.H from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

His notable experience includes:

Privacy, Health Information Technology and Health Information Exchange

Corporate and Health Regulatory

Professional and Community Activities

Honors & Awards