Viki Prescott

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*Affiliated with Coppersmith Brockelman PLC on designated matters; admitted in Indiana

Viki represents health care systems, hospitals, clinics, academic medical centers, and research institutes in matters of clinical research, biobanking, data sharing and privacy, and related regulatory compliance. She regularly assists clients in the negotiation of complex agreements, such as clinical trial contracts, health information exchange participation agreements, research collaborations, software and technology development, and licensing. Viki has technical and legal experience in software and international background in all types of intellectual property law. Viki is a frequent speaker and author, and has been active in national health care policy.

Representative Matters

  • Assisted large academic medical center in the drafting and negotiation of biobanking and genetic sequencing agreement with a commercial company.
  • Created clinical trial agreement negotiation guidelines for a large health system.
  • Developed template research-related agreements for a national health care provider, including agreements for research collaboration, hospital services, professional services, indemnification, material transfer, data use, confidentiality, business associate, and simplified clinical trial agreement.
  • Worked closely with a health system to negotiate a master research collaboration agreement with a state university.
  • Developed and implemented a legal and operational strategy for biospecimen research for a large health system.
  • Negotiated a cancer network participation agreement for a community hospital.
  • Advised a hospital on regulatory compliance regarding the use of humanitarian use devices.
  • Drafted statewide health information exchange participation and subscription agreements.
  • Led strategic planning efforts for expansion, governance re-structuring, operations policy development and terms of participation for a regional health information exchange between multiple large hospitals.
  • Advised client on Institutional Review Board compliance.
  • Led 17-state collaborative group to make recommendations to HHS on resolution of federal privacy law issues.
  • Drafted template and negotiated several Software-as-a-Service agreements for an international software client with multinational corporations.

Awards & Recognitions

  • State of Florida Davis Productivity Award Certificate of Commendation
  • Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC)

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-author, “Final Report of the Behavioral Health Data Exchange Consortium, ONC State Health Policy Consortium Project,” (Prepared by RTI International for the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Contract No. HHSP23320095651WC, Order No. HHSP23337007T) (Mar. 2013)
  • Contributor, “Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User’s Guide: 2nd Edition,” (Prepared by Outcome DEcIDE Center [Outcome Sciences, Inc.] under Contract No. HHSA290200500351 T03), AHRQ Publication No. 10-EHC049, Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Sept. 2010)
  • Presenter, “A Proposed Solution to Reconciling State Privacy Laws,” Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration National Conference (Mar. 6, 2009)
  • Presenter, “Strategies for Consent,” National Association of State Medicaid Directors (Jan. 4, 2009)
  • “42 C.F.R. Part 2 Substance Abuse Treatment Records,” National Association of State Medicaid Directors (Dec. 10, 2007)
  • Author, “State-Level Health Information Exchange Initiative, Development Workbook: A Guide to Key Issues, Options and Strategies,” funded by the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) (Sept. 1, 2006)
  • Presenter, “Using Licensing to Expand Business Opportunities,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum seminar (Dec. 2003)
  • Presenter, “Protection of Soft Intellectual Property,” Licensing Executive Society (Feb. 2000)
  • Author, “Acquisition of High Technology Companies,” Acquisitions & Divestitures (May 1995), re-printed in Model Agreements for Corporate Counsel, The Lawyer’s Brief (Oct. 1995)

(SEE CV FOR COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS)

Activities & Memberships

  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
  • Member, Health Care Compliance Association
  • Invited to brief the State of Florida’s Legal Work Group on topics such as health information exchange participation agreement, patient authorization forms, state health information exchange plans (2009 – 2010)
  • Chair, Consent Collaborative, Health Information Security & Privacy Collaborative (2008 – 2009)
  • Member, Florida Governor’s ePrescribing Advisory Panel (2008)
  • Invited to brief the Secretary of HHS and the American Health Information Community (AHIC) on Potential Expansion of HIPAA to Health Information Exchange Organizations (Jun. 22, 2007)
  • Co-chair, subcommittee of Markle Foundation Connecting for Health (2005)
  • Invited to participate as panelist for SecureIndiana Partnership conference, Legal Aspects and Issues Surrounding Security Breaches (Sept. 2005)
  • Member, Board of Directors for the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (1992 – 1993)

(SEE CV FOR COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS)

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1989
  • B.S., Indiana University School of Business, 1985
  • Admitted in California, 1990 (inactive)
  • Admitted in Indiana, 1994