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  • Tufts University, B.A. economics, community health (1990) cum laude
  • Johns Hopkins University, M.P.H. health policy and management (1996)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (1998) magna cum laude, Order of the Coif


  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Health Care – An Evolving But Still Uncertain Environment

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Crowell & Moring's Regulatory Forecast 2017

Regulatory Forecast 2017

Jodi G. Daniel, Partner Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2908
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Jodi Daniel is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm's Health Care Group. She leads the Digital Health Practice and provides strategic advice to clients navigating the legal and regulatory environments related to technology in the health care sector to help them achieve their business goals. Jodi was the founding director of the Office of Policy in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for a decade after serving in the Office of the General Counsel at HHS for five years. At HHS, Jodi helped spearhead important changes in health information privacy and health information technology to improve health care for consumers nationwide. She was also one of the key drafters of the original Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rules and Enforcement Rules and developed the Nationwide Privacy and Security Framework for Electronic Exchange of Health Information.

Jodi has been responsible for thought leadership, policy development, and identifying policy drivers for health IT activities within the federal government. As former director at the ONC, she led the agency’s prominent federal advisory committees to build consensus on health IT standards and policy and established national health IT policy in areas including privacy, security, consumer e-health, health IT safety and oversight, and connecting health care payment and health IT. Jodi is also credited with establishing the ONC’s regulatory capacity and led the development of all ONC regulations on health IT standards and certification. She worked across many federal agencies to develop the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan and coordinate policy, including with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the “meaningful use” of electronic health records, with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the safety of health IT, with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on legalizing electronic prescribing of controlled substances, with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on competition and health IT, with the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on integrating behavioral health and physical health, and with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) regarding opioid abuse. She also developed the Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration, working with 42 state and territorial governments to address variation in privacy laws and challenges presented by electronic health information exchange through multi-state collaboration. Jodi formed the State Alliance for e-Health in collaboration with the National Governors’ Association, to promote e-Health, including electronic prescribing and multi-state licensure for telemedicine.

As the first senior counsel for health information technology at HHS, Jodi developed the foundational legal strategies and coordinated all legal advice regarding health IT for HHS. She founded and chaired the health information technology practice group within OGC and worked closely with CMS in the development of the e-prescribing standards regulations and the Stark and anti-kickback rules regarding e-prescribing and electronic health records.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York

Memberships, Boards, & Committees

  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Board of Directors (2017-Present)
  • HIMSS Patient Generated Health Data Work Group (October 2015-Present)
  • Co-Chair, ABA Science and Technology Law Section, Healthcare Technology (2016-present)
  • Academy Health – Health Data Innovator Privacy and Security Advisory Committee (July 2016-August 2017)
  • Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) Data Use Committee (June 2016-June 2017)
  • National Medical Device Post-market Surveillance System Planning Board (2014-2015)
  • HealtheWay Board of Directors (2012-2015)
  • Medication Adherence Alliance Committee, Duke University (2012-2015)
  • HHS Health IT Policy Committee and HHS Health IT Standards Committee (2009-2015)
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • State Alliance for e-Health (2006-2011)
  • American Health Information Community (2005-2008)
  • Medicare Governance Council, Quality Health Care Subcommittee (2004-2005)

Honors & Awards

  • Top 10 Most Influential Women in Health IT – FierceHealthIT (2014)
  • National Coordinator Award (2012, 2014)
  • Office for Civil Rights Director's Honor Award (2002)
  • Clearmark Award of Distinction, Center for Plain Language (2012)
  • Secretary's Commendation and Award for Distinguished Service (2001, 2003, 2005, 2010)

Highlights, News & Knowledge

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Legal Protections for Cyber Information Sharing: Strengths and Weaknesses," MDISS Fall Congress 2017, Arlington, VA (October 31, 2017). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Healthcare Regulation Meets Blockchain," Distributed: Health 2017, Nashville, TN (September 25, 2017). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "When 21st Century Innovations Meet a 20th Century Legal Framework: Issue Spotting for the Healthcare Lawyer," AHLA Annual Meeting 2017, San Francisco, CA (June 27, 2017). Speaker: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Privacy Concerns in Emerging Technologies," American Bar Association (May 25, 2017). Speaker: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Information Blocking—A Myth or a Menace?" The American Health Lawyers Association (May 8, 2017). Speaker: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "BLOCKCHAIN: Healthcare Applications, Legal Challenges and Moving Beyond the Hype Cycle," Blue Plan Legal Department Cooperative 2017 National Teleconference Series (May 3, 2017). Speaker: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Health Care Policy and Digital Health Under the Trump Administration," University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX (March 3, 2017). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Review of the 21st Century Cures Act," WEDI Webinar (March 1, 2017). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Evolving HIPAA Issues: Cloud, Mobile Apps, Access, and More," Webinar (January 31, 2017). Presenters: Elliot Golding and Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Trumpcare: A Boon or Bust to Digital Health Innovation?" W2O Group’s 3rd Annual Digital Health VIP Luncheon, San Francisco, CA (January 9, 2017). Panelist: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "#DigitalHealthUnplugged: How a Trump Administration Will Affect Digital Health," Digital Health Summit @ CES, Las Vegas, NV (January 7, 2017). Speaker: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Cross-Border Opportunities for Commerce, Public Health, and Research in Mobile Health and Connected Care," Canada-US Connected Health Workshop, Cross-Border Health Foundation, Washington, DC Moderator/Speaker: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Trump Transition - Trump Transition: How's It Going to Work?" Crowell & Moring's First 100 Days Series, Webinar (December 1, 2016). Presenters: James G. Flood, W. Scott Douglas, Jodi G. Daniel, Robert A. Burton, and Carlton Greene.
  • "HIPAA Update," Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel 28th Annual All Hands Meeting, Santa Clara, CA (November 16, 2016). Presenters: Jodi G. Daniel and Kristin Madigan.
  • "The Impact of Privacy on Medical Devices in a Connected World," AdvaMed 2016, Minneapolis, MN (October 19, 2016). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "How Blockchain Will Affect HIPAA," Distributed: Health, Nashville, TN (October 3, 2016). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Health IT Policy from the Inside Out - What's Driving Health Policy in an Era of Engagement, Exchange & Innovation?" Long Term Post Acute Care and HIT Summit, Reston, VA (June 28, 2016). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "System Interoperability" and 'The Need to Know' vs. Data Security," 2016 ASCP Forum, Baltimore, MD (April 12, 2016). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Fireside Chat with Stephen Lieber, President/CEO, HIMSS," mHealth Summit 2015, National Harbor, MD (November 11, 2015). Panelist: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Emerging Tech-Enabled Solutions," California Society for Health Care Attorneys Fall Seminar, San Francisco, CA (November 6, 2015). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "National Policy Perspectives: Incorporating Accessibility and Usability into HIT and Electronic Long-Term Services and Supports (eLTSS) Systems and Initiatives," Accessibility and Usability in Heatlh Information Technology Conference, Washington, D.C. (September 17, 2015). Panelist: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Personalized Medicine: When Will We Get There? What's the Path Forward?" Health Datapalooza Conference, Maryland (June 1, 2015). Moderator: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Understanding Why & How to Engage Consumers with Health IT," Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Event (April 15, 2015). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "CMS Meaningful Use Stage 3 and ONC 2015 Edition Certification Criteria Changes: The Discussion Continues," Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Event (April 15, 2015). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Safety & Quality: Care Transformation and Health IT Safety Plan and Safety Center Update," Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Event (April 15, 2015). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Creating a Viable National Medical Device Postmarket Surveillance System," The Future of Medical Device Safety and Innovation, Brookings Institute, Washington, D.C. (February 23, 2015). Panelist: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Stimulating Innovation in U.S. Healthcare” – The View from the Top," mHealth Summit (December 9, 2014). Panelist: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Government's Role in Regulating Health IT: A Look at Regulatory and Legislative Language," College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, Ann Arbor, MI (June 18, 2014). Panelist: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Federal Technology Policy and Standards for Aging Populations," Technology and Older Adults Forum, Center for Technology and Aging, Oakland, CA (June 17-19, 2014). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Proposed Risk-Based Regulatory Framework and Strategy for Health Information Technology," FDASIA Health IT Report Public Meeting, Gaithersburg, Maryland (May 13-15, 2014). Keynote Speaker and Moderator: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Advancements in Healthcare Technology," Federal Trade Commission’s Examining Health Care Competition Workshop (March 20, 2014). Panelist: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Health IT Regulation and the FDASIA Report," Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Event (February 25, 2014). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • ONC Town Hall, Washington, D.C. (February 24, 2014). Panelist: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Ignite Talk: Governance and Policy Considerations," Igniting an Interoperable Health Care System, Health Care Innovation Day Conference, Washington, D.C. (February 6, 2014). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Early Input on a Federal Framework to Promote Safety & Innovation in Health IT," Health 2.0 Conference, San Francisco, CA (October 9, 2012). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Town Hall Meeting with the ONC Brain Trust," Health 2.0 Conference, San Francisco, CA (October 8, 2012). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Health Law 2.0," Health 2.0 Annual Fall Conference, San Francisco, CA (September 24, 2011). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Federal Inter-Agency Collaboration," State Alliance for e-Health, National Governors Association, National Harbor, MD (September 2009). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "International Challenges in eHealth and Health IT: Managing Toward a Common Goal," Official Event of the European Union Presidency, Paris, France (2008). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel, co-leader of the event’s Privacy and Security track.
  • "Personal Health Records: Increasing Health Care Value Through Enhanced Patient Engagement," National Health Policy Conference, AcademyHealth, Washington, D.C. (February 2008). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Connecting Americans to their Health Care: Improving Access and Protecting Privacy," Advancing America’s Future in a Networked World, Markle Foundation, Washington, D.C. (December 2006). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • "Policy Update from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health INformation Technology," Health IT Summit (September 26, 2006). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.
  • Testified at Senate Hearing: "Lessons Learned? Assuring Healthy Initiatives in Health Information Technology, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs," Federal Financial Management Subcommittee (2006).
  • National Conference on the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Brooklyn, NY (March 1, 2003). Presenter: Jodi G. Daniel.


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