Howard Burde is a nationally recognized health lawyer, who provides general counsel and health law advice to health information technology and health care businesses, providers and payers.
Howard Burde focuses his boutique health law practice on:
• Working with health industry entrepreneurs and investors to build health care businesses. Counseling emerging health industry clients on transactional, joint venture, risk management, regulatory, reimbursement, privacy, security and licensing matters as well as capital formation and strategic development issues.
• Counseling health information exchanges, health information technology companies, health care businesses, health plans, providers, investors, governments, and non-governmental organizations to succeed in the increasingly complex health law regulatory, procurement, reimbursement and business environment.
• Developing health and wellness programs with employers, employer based clinics, and occupational health and wellness providers.
Howard is a former advisory Board Member of the Health Information Management Systems Society (“HIMSS”) (the health information technology association); and the founder and organizer of the HIMSS/HIT Venture+ and business building programs.
He has been appointed as the only independent lawyer on the bipartisan Pennsylvania Joint Legislative Committee on Health Reform. He served in the same capacity for the National Governor’s Association e-Health Alliance. He served on the editorial boards of the BNA Health Law Reporter, Lexis/Nexis Health, and the Journal of Health and Life Sciences law.
Howard Burde is a prolific author of four books on health law topics, the most recent of which was translated and published in Japanese and Korean, and speaks around the country on health care opportunities under the PPACA, health and privacy and security law.
Howard has been named to Best Lawyers in America, and a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. Howard is a Board Member of the Center for Autism, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet and the Lower Merion Soccer Club. He resides in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania with his wife and three children.
 The Health Laws of Pennsylvania, PBI, 2000;
The Utilization Management Guide, Third Edition, with Reiter, URAC, 2005;
Establishing a RHIO, with Theilst and Jones, HIMSS, 2007;
Personal Health Records, with Miller and Yasnoff, HIMSS, 2009