Photograph of Jodi G. Daniel

Government Experience

  • Department of Health & Human Services—Attorney Advisor, Civil Rights Division
  • Department of Health & Human Services—Senior Counsel for Health IT
  • Department of Health & Human Services—Director, Office of Policy

Education

  • 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

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Jodi G. Daniel

Partner
Washington, D.C.
jdaniel@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2908
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Jodi Daniel is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Health Care Group and a member of the group’s Steering Committee. She is also a director at C&M International (CMI), an international policy and regulatory affairs consulting firm affiliated with Crowell & Moring. She leads the firm's Digital Health Practice and provides strategic, legal, and policy advice to all types of health care and technology clients navigating the dynamic regulatory environment related to technology in the health care sector to help them achieve their business goals.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, 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 (OGC) 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.

As former director at 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 established ONC’s regulatory capacity and led the development of health IT standards and certification regulations. 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. She also represented the U.S. Government in presentations and engagements with foreign governments.

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, founded and chaired the health information technology practice group within OGC, and worked closely with CMS in the development of the e-prescribing regulations and the Stark and anti-kickback rules regarding e-prescribing and electronic health records.

Jodi began her career at a large insurance company advising employers on managed care and group health benefits.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York

Memberships, Boards, & Committees

  • World Health Organization (WHO) Digital Health Roster of Experts (2019-Present)
  • National Academy of Medicine/PCORI Workgroup: Building Stakeholder Demand for Health Data Sharing, Linkage, and Use (October 2018-present)
  • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Board of Directors (2017-Present)
  • HIMSS Patient Generated Health Data Work Group (October 2015-October 2017)
  • 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

  • Listed as Up and Coming in Health Care by Chambers USA (2020)
  • 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)

Recent Highlights, News & Knowledge

"HHS Finalizes SUNSET Rule, Placing Thousands of Regulations at Risk of Invalidation," Health Care Alert (January 15, 2021). Contacts: Jodi G. Daniel, Lidia Niecko-Najjum, Samuel H. Ruddy Client Alert / Newsletter
"Transition 2021: The Future of Health Care under a Biden Administration," Crowell & Moring Webinar (January 12, 2021). Presenters: A. Xavier Baker, Troy A. Barsky, Jodi G. Daniel, James G. Flood, and W. Scott Douglas. Speech/Presentation
"CMS Expands on Patient Access and Interoperability Requirements for Health Plans," Health Care Alert (December 18, 2020). Contacts: Jodi G. Daniel, Lidia Niecko-Najjum Client Alert / Newsletter
"HHS Proposes to Modernize HIPAA to Facilitate Care Coordination and Case Management," Health Care Alert (December 17, 2020). Contacts: Jodi G. Daniel, Brandon C. Ge Client Alert / Newsletter
Financial Times Names Crowell & Moring "Top Five Most Innovative Law Firm in North America" (Dec.11.2020) Firm News / Announcement
"Telehealth has become essential during the pandemic; what are the current parameters and will that continue post-COVID?" Crowell & Moring Webinar (December 11, 2020). Presenters: Jodi G. Daniel and Lidia Niecko-Najjum. Speech/Presentation
Top 10 Legal Practitioners Financial Times (December 11, 2020) Media Mentions
"HHS NPRM Could Invalidate Thousands of Regulations," Health Care Alert (December 7, 2020). Contacts: A. Xavier Baker, Jodi G. Daniel, Lidia Niecko-Najjum Client Alert / Newsletter
Crowell & Moring Shortlisted for 2020 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards in Four Categories (Dec.04.2020) Firm News / Announcement
"Panel Discussion: Legal/Regulatory Issues Pertaining to Interoperability & Data Sharing," Health Data Unbound Virtual Conference, Actionable Intelligence Network (November 10, 2020). Speech/Presentation