Health Care, Tech Attorney Paul R. DeMuro Earns Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics

pdemuroAttorney Paul R. DeMuro, of counsel in the Fort Lauderdale office of Broad and Cassel, now adds Ph.D. to his growing list of accomplishments. DeMuro recently earned a doctorate in biomedical informatics, statewide law firm Broad and Cassel announced today.

DeMuro earned his doctorate degree through Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine in Portland, Ore. His studies focused on clinical informatics which transforms health care by analyzing, designing, implementing and evaluating information to improve patient care, enhance access to care, advance individual and population health outcomes, and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship. Such concepts are key to the transition from fee-for-service medicine to the evolving payment-for-quality and cost-effective models, which are becoming increasingly prevalent in our health care delivery system.

A member of Broad and Cassel’s Health Law Practice Group, DeMuro focuses his practice areas on corporate, health care law and information technology. He is admitted to practice in 10 jurisdictions, including California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Oregon, Texas, Washington D.C., Washington State and Wyoming. He is also a CPA with an MBA in Finance, holds a master’s degree in biomedical informatics and is a former National Library of Medicine post-doctoral fellow.

DeMuro has worked for more than 35 years in the health care space, designing solutions to complex problems, and more recently employing data analytics, database, finance, and legal concepts. His work spans many disciplines with disparate stakeholders and includes expertise in mHealth, telemedicine and social media.

He works extensively in healthcare transformation, particularly in the transition from fee-for-service to payment for quality and cost-effectiveness. In doing so, he works in the areas of data analytics, clinical integration, interoperability, precision medicine and predictive modeling.

Additionally, DeMuro is an active member of various professional organizations and has held positions with the American Bar Association, the Medical Group Management Association, the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American Health Lawyers Association. He is currently a member of the American Medical Informatics Association – participating in its Ethical, Legal & Social Issues Working Group and chairing its Finance Committee; the American College of Healthcare Executives; the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; the International Bar Association; and the Health Care Compliance Association.

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