AHLA Calls on Scott Bennett to Discuss Big Data, Artificial Intelligence Impact on Patient Privacy with Connections Magazine

AHLA Calls on Scott Bennett to Discuss Big Data, Artificial Intelligence Impact on Patient Privacy with Connections Magazine

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) with big data is raising serious questions about privacy, such as whether the legal standards for deidentifying health information need updating.  Attorney Scott Bennett discussed this issue in a recent article for the American Health Lawyers Association’s Connectionsmagazine, “Patient Privacy in an Era of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.” The article was part of the magazine’s feature on the top 10 issues in health law for 2020. In the article, Scott explained when personal information is deidentified, it is no longer protected by HIPAA and other privacy laws. AI technologies – combined with the vast amounts of data now available about nearly every aspect of people’s lives – are making it increasingly easy to identify individuals from supposedly deidentified data. That is raising questions...

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Kristen Rosati Shares Health Care Predictions for Az Business’ 2020 Business Outlook

Kristen Rosati Shares Health Care Predictions for Az Business’ 2020 Business Outlook

Significant changes in the health care industry are in store for 2020. Attorney Kristen Rosati shared her insights in Az Business’ “Arizona’s Business Outlook for 2020.” She discussed how regulatory updates, new state and federal laws, and health care reform continue to catalyze waves of change in the industry. Moreover, she explained how rapid updates in health care technology present a challenge for lawmakers to keep up. Az Business has previously recognized Kristen as one of the state’s top health care attorneys. She has also been honored among the publisher’s esteemed Az Business Leaders, received the Az Business Arizona Health Care Leadership Award in 2014 and was recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business in 2013. Kristen is considered one of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys.  With extensive experience in...

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In Business Taps Jill Chasson to Highlight New Overtime Rules

In Business Taps Jill Chasson to Highlight New Overtime Rules

While many people were ringing in the new year with champagne and fireworks, businesses in Arizona and across the nation were rolling out compensation changes driven by the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules, which went into effect Jan. 1. Jill Chasson shared insight on these updates with In Business, providing an overview of the changes and tips for complying. Jill explained that the new rules increased the minimum salary requirement for exempt employees – the first update in 15 years – and increased the exemption salary threshold for highly compensated employees. She encouraged businesses to evaluate employees’ roles carefully, working with legal and human resources professionals to reclassify employees as needed. Jill noted that newly non-exempt employees may be paid hourly instead of by salary, must track their...

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Melissa Soliz Breaks Down How Privacy Laws Prevent Effective Substance Use Treatment in Journal of Health Care Compliance

Melissa Soliz Provides Guidance on HIPAA Compliance Training in Healthcare Risk Management Article

Even well-prepared health care organizations can experience HIPAA breaches. In an article for Healthcare Risk Management, Melissa Soliz shared tips on how organizations can effectively communicate HIPAA compliance requirements to employees, providing real-life examples of do’s and don’ts.  Melissa focuses on HIPAA and 42 C.F.R. Part 2 compliance, compliance with opioid treatment laws and regulations, health information exchange (including compliance with new information blocking rules), data breaches and OCR investigations, as well as clinical research compliance and contracting. Read the full article here. ...

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Coppersmith Brockelman Attorney Scott Bennett discussed CCPA in an article for Az Business

Scott Bennett Shares Far-Reaching Impacts of New California Privacy Law with Az Business

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, requiring changes to how companies handle the personal information of customers who live in California. In an article for Az Business, attorney Scott Bennett answered key questions about CCPA and explained how it affects Arizona businesses and consumers.  Scott touched on which businesses the law applies to, what constitutes “personal information” as well as a business’ obligations under CCPA. He also noted the potential consequences of violating the law and outlined steps to ensure compliance.   Scott has extensive experience assisting clients in health care and other industries with information privacy and security. He helps clients work to prepare for and avoid data breaches, and to comply with federal and state breach laws if a security incident occurs....

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Roopali Desai Talks to KJZZ About Ballot Proposal That Expands Voter Protections, Strengthens Conflict of Interest Laws

As one of the state’s leading election and political law attorneys, Roopali Desai discussed the Democracy and Accountability Act in an interview with KJZZ. This ballot proposal would strengthen conflict of interest rules, eliminate a ban on door-to-door ballot collections and address restrictions on the citizen initiative process. The hope is to promote issues that are most important to Arizona voters, rather than special interests.  Roopali explained the initiative seeks to implement laws:  To stop corruption and self-dealing by state legislators. To ensure access to voting by extending the early voting period and allow voters to request assistance to turn in their early ballots. To protect the rights of voters who sign initiative petitions.To fix procedural inconsistencies and streamline requirements for citizen initiatives. Roopali noted that the initiative is working to address...

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