Jill Chasson and Scott Bennett Pinpoint Work-from-home Risk Management Solutions for Az Business Readers

With work-from-home policies extending indefinitely, businesses must consider unique risks associated with remote workforces. Jill Chasson and Scott Bennett guide businesses toward best work-from-home risk management practices in the latest issue of Az Business. Jill highlights challenges associated with tracking employee hours in a remote setting, encouraging employers to establish procedures or technology solutions to ensure accurate time tracking. Clear communication and enforcement of these processes can help employers refute later claims that employees are owed additional pay. Scott’s comments focus on cybersecurity threats. During the pandemic, there has been an increase in ransomware attacks that include work-from-home employees clicking on malevolent links in phishing emails. Employers can reduce the risk of a ransomware attack by training on how to identify phishing emails and adopting technical measures...

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Melissa Soliz and AHCCCS Help Health Care Attorneys Understand Interoperability Requirement for Health Plans

Mel Soliz Educates AzHIMA Health Care Providers on New Industry Rules

The Arizona Health Information Management Association (AzHIMA) invited Melissa Soliz to present during live and pre-recorded sessions during their Virtual Annual Conference to help health care professionals and organizations navigate new legal requirements in the industry. Mel provided expertise regarding The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) Information Blocking Rule and the Patient Access Final Rule.   During the Nov. 4 live session, Mel covered practices likely to interfere with the access, exchange, and use of electronic health information. She clarified who is required to comply with the Information Blocking Final Rule, exceptions for practices that may implicate the information blocking prohibition, and how the rule will be enforced across the industry. During the pre-recorded session, Mel explored Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

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Best Lawyers® and U.S. News & World Report Recognize Coppersmith Brockelman Among 2021 Best Law Firms

Best Lawyers® and U.S. News & World Report Recognize Coppersmith Brockelman Among 2021 Best Law Firms

For the sixth consecutive year, Best Lawyers® and U.S. News & World Report has recognized Coppersmith Brockelman as one of the Best Law Firms. For 2021 the firm is ranked locally in 18 practice areas and nationally in four. Attaining Best Law Firms ranking illustrates a firm’s commitment to high-quality law practice and extensive legal expertise. Firms recognized are known for professional excellence and consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers, who provide feedback on a variety of factors, including cost effectiveness, responsiveness and expertise. “Honors like Best Law Firms are a testament to the reputation for outstanding legal representation Coppersmith Brockelman has built over the last 25 years,” said Keith Beauchamp, chair of the firm’s governance committee. “Having peers and clients recognize our work in 18...

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Kristen Rosati Plans and Moderates AHLA Convener Session on AI in Healthcare

Kristen Rosati Plans and Moderates AHLA Convener Session on AI in Healthcare

On Nov. 2, the American Health Law Association (AHLA) gathered thought leaders from government and the health care industry for a virtual “convener” session to discuss the elements of developing and implementing a trusted framework for artificial intelligence in health care. Kristen Rosati served on the program planning committee and as a moderator for the session, which focused on data use, FDA regulation, liability, and transactional issues in AI. The primary perspectives and ideas from the discussion will be distilled in a white paper, which will be distributed among attendees, AHLA leaders, and the public. As one of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys, Kristen has extensive experience in data sharing for research and the development of artificial intelligence, as well as clinical integration,...

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Data Privacy Expert Erin Dunlap Joins Coppersmith Brockelman

Data Privacy Expert Erin Dunlap Joins Coppersmith Brockelman

We are thrilled to announce that Erin Dunlap, a top-notch data privacy lawyer who has served the firm as an affiliate attorney since 2017, has at last succumbed to our pleas that she join us in a more formal capacity and has accepted an Of Counsel position with the firm.  Erin is a key player in our nationally recognized health care and data privacy and security practice areas. For over a decade, she has advised clients in the health care industry on data privacy and security issues under HIPAA, 42 C.F.R. Part 2, state privacy laws, TCPA, CAN-SPAM and Section 5 of the FTC Act. Before that, she was a successful health care litigator, representing clients in federal and state courts and before arbitrators, government agencies...

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Kristen Rosati Plans and Moderates AHLA Convener Session on AI in Healthcare

Kristen Rosati Explains De-Identification at Privacy and Security Academy Workshop

A complicated web of laws regulates de-identification, including U.S. federal laws, state laws and the EU General Data Protection Regulation. During a workshop for the Privacy and Security Academy, Kristen Rosati provided a comprehensive overview of these overlapping regulations as well as a more in-depth look at HIPAA de-identification and associated challenges. Kristen’s presentation explored the HIPAA Privacy Rule de-identification methods, including expert determination and safe harbor. She also explained when genetic information is considered protected health information, and the prospect of the Common Rule treatment of genetic information identifiability changing over time. Finally, Kristen discussed “future proofing” data for evolving standards of de-identification. As a highly regarded “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorney, Kristen is a frequent speaker on topics related to health information exchange, health...

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