Case Studies

Privacy impact assessment for digital health company

Piper Alderman prepared a privacy impact assessment for Perx Health, covering both Australia and the USA.

Team: Craig Subocz, Lis Boyce, Francesca Lombardo

Service: Corporate & Commercial | Privacy & Data Protection
Sector: Health & Life Sciences

Perx Health is a digitally-scaled care management platform that motivates high-risk patients to stick to their medical treatment plan.

The opportunity to work with Perx Health came through a tender process run by ANDHealth, which had received funding from the Medical Research Future Fund to assist early-stage digital health companies to grow.  ANDHealth funded the conduct of a privacy impact assessment for Perx Health, covering both Australia and the USA.

Piper Alderman’s work included mapping the information flows into and out of the client’s organisation, designing a detailed questionnaire to understand their information handling practices and providing a comprehensive privacy impact assessment, having reviewed the answers to the questionnaire and a significant number of policies and agreements used in Perx Health’s business.

The privacy impact assessment included detailed recommendations as to practical steps that Perx Health could take to improve their handling practices in the context of their current operations and recommendations as to what further steps might be required as the Company’s operations grow.

The client was very happy with the quality of work provided by the firm and appreciated the value of the assessment process.  Due to the client’s operations in the USA, Piper Alderman partnered with US firm Coblentz Patch Duffy, a member firm of the TAGLaw Alliance, to which the firm belongs, to provide US-specific advice.

Client Feedback

Zoe Champtaloup, Head of Operations & Legal of Perx Health said:

“As a digital health company dealing with sensitive information, data privacy is always top of mind for us and Piper Alderman’s expertise and pragmatic guidance helped us to materially strengthen our privacy framework.”