Kristen Rosati and Melissa Soliz Present on GDPR, HIPAA Compliance at Arizona Health Information Management Association Annual Meeting

As healthcare information regulations continue to evolve in the United States and worldwide, Kristen Rosati and Melissa Soliz broke down key considerations regarding data protection, HIPAA compliance, and limitations of medical record information regulations in presentations at the Arizona Health Information Management Association’s (AzHIMA) annual meeting. A Trip Through the GDPR (European Union General Data Protection Regulation) Kristen shared what healthcare companies in the U.S. should understand about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including how and when it applies to them. Kristen is considered one of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys. She has deep experience in data breaches, health information exchange, data sharing for research and clinical integration initiatives, clinical research compliance, clinical trials contracting, and biobanking and genomic privacy. Integrating Behavioral Health Information: Compliance with 42 CFR Part 2, HIPAA and State Confidentiality...

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Sam Coppersmith Breaks Down Director and Officer Liabilities, Responsibilities in National Business Institute Webcast

In a webinar for the National Business Institute (NBI), Sam Coppersmith discussed the financial constraints and increased liabilities that directors and officers face in both privately held and publicly traded companies. Sam and Michelle Huhnke of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer, LLP in Chicago discussed how to maintain legal and financial compliance by fully understanding director and officer roles, duties, and liabilities under state law. They shared tips on identifying potential issues proactively and examined top liabilities, including compensation issues, confidentiality, and joint ventures, and analyzed best practices and protocols for self-protection. Sam is a regular speaker for NBI, sharing his expertise on numerous topics related to nonprofit organizations, including best practices in nonprofit governance, operation and policy-making guidance, and intellectual property concerns for nonprofits. He has more than three decades of experience assisting local and national businesses...

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Kristen Rosati Moderates Panel on Data Science and Health Disparities at ASU Health Futures Council Biannual Meeting

Among the nation’s leading HIPAA compliance and “Big Data” attorneys, Kristen Rosati was selected to lead a panel of healthcare data experts at the Arizona State University Health Futures Council’s Biannual Meeting on May 1. As the panel moderator, Kristen guided the conversation between representatives from the ASU College of Health Solutions, the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, and the Black Women’s Health Imperative. The group explored various aspects of health disparities –  differences in access to health care, quality of health care and health outcomes for different populations.  The group discussed strategies to expand data-driven research on the causes of health disparities and solutions for those disparities. The panel also emphasized the need to avoid entrenchment of disparities in “Big Data” research and development of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence. Kristen joins fellow healthcare...

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Melissa Soliz Discusses Data Governance, Privacy Considerations for Healthcare Organizations Incorporating Blockchain in Presentation for Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys

Many healthcare organizations struggle to effectively and efficiently manage, share, and access medical records – and blockchain may be a solution. In a presentation to the Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Melissa Soliz shared privacy considerations for using blockchain in a healthcare environment. Melissa discussed how HIPAA, 42 C.F.R. Part 2, and other state confidentiality laws affect blockchain management of patient information. She also touched on data governance concerns. Melissa focuses her practice on HIPAA and 42 C.F.R. Part 2 compliance (the federal Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Record regulations), data breaches and OCR investigations, electronic health records and health information exchanges, compliance with opioid treatment laws and regulations, data sharing for research and clinical integration, and clinical research compliance and contracting. ...

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Kristen Rosati Discusses Notable Developments in Health Care Law in Presentation for Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys

One of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys, Kristen Rosati shared key health care law developments in a “Year in Review” presentation to the Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys (AzSHA). Kristen discussed important changes in health care law from 2018, including health care reform and drug pricing developments, HIPAA and other privacy developments, fall-out from the opioid epidemic, and more. In addition to her “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance expertise, Kristen has deep experience in data breaches, health information exchange, data sharing for research and clinical integration initiatives, clinical research compliance, clinical trials contracting, and biobanking and genomic privacy. Kristen is a sought-after national speaker on these issues and has been active in national healthcare policy.  AzSHA provides opportunities for Arizona health care lawyers to exchange legal information and ideas, attend legal seminars, and more. Learn...

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Jill Chasson and Erin Dunlap Join Webinar to Share Tips for Social Media Use by Health Care Workers

As the use of social media continues to permeate our personal and professional lives, health care professionals have an opportunity to use social media to their advantage -- to promote themselves in an easy and cost-effective way, keep current on their expertise, and engage with colleagues. However, health care professionals must be careful not to cross the line. Jill Chasson and Erin Dunlap helped demystify social media usage and clarify social media compliance for health care professionals in a webinar for the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA). Joined by representatives from OTA and Nuance Media, Jill and Erin discussed how employers can and cannot limit an employee’s use of social media and how to avoid a misuse of social media under the HIPAA regulations. Jill is a partner with Coppersmith...

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