Sam Coppersmith Covers the Complexities of Private Foundations During National Business Institute Webinar

Sam Coppersmith Educates National Business Institute Members About Nonprofit Board Oversight

Advising a nonprofit board requires extensive knowledge about duties, risks, and compliance obligations. During a recent National Business Institute (NBI) webinar, “Nonprofit Board Governance: Overcoming Common Challenges,” Sam Coppersmith led two one-hour sessions to help nonprofits set goals, monitor progress, and ensure bylaws and policies remain up to date.  Specifically, Sam offered guidance on identifying who is responsible for oversight, tasks that can and can’t be delegated, important questions to ask when reviewing finances, pitfalls to avoid, and the variety of policies and rules nonprofits must have in place for their protection.   Sam has more than three decades of experience assisting local and national businesses and nonprofit entities as well as individuals and small businesses. A regular speaker for NBI, he covers a range of nonprofit-related topics, including private foundations, forming...

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Kristen Rosati Explains Complicated Web of Laws Regulating Privacy in Oncology Treatment and Research at National Cancer Policy Forum

Kristen Rosati Explains Complicated Web of Laws Regulating Privacy in Oncology Treatment and Research at National Cancer Policy Forum

Kristen Rosati addressed the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine National Cancer Policy Forum workshop on the role of digital health applications in oncology research and care. Kristen’s presentation addressed legal considerations around patient privacy and data security, in digital health applications. One of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys, Kristen focused on how the patient right of access, the patient right to direct disclosures to third parties, and the new information blocking and interoperability rules affect oncology digital health apps. She also provided an overview of privacy requirements for data sharing in cancer treatment and research, discussing the evolving standards for de-identification of genomic information.  With deep experience in data sharing for research and clinical integration initiatives, clinical research compliance, and biobanking and genomic...

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Kristen Rosati Recaps a Year of Health Law Developments for the AHLA Annual Meeting

Kristen Rosati Recaps a Year of Health Law Developments for the AHLA Annual Meeting

The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed the health law landscape, and Kristen Rosati helped summarize its impact in a year-in-review plenary session at the American Health Law Association (AHLA) Annual Meeting.  Kristen, a past president of AHLA and nationally recognized leader in health information privacy and security, joined two industry colleagues in highlighting key developments in health law from the last year, including the CARES Act and other COVID-related legislation; blanket regulatory waivers for Stark/AKS, HIPAA and coverage rules; the rise of telemedicine; significant Supreme Court decisions regarding health care reform; information blocking and interoperability; and OCR enforcement and data breaches. A respected mainstay within the nation’s largest educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field, Kristen has served in numerous leadership positions, including president of the...

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Mel Soliz Continues Legacy of Community Involvement by Joining Rosie’s House Board

Mel Soliz Breaks Down the Information Blocking Rule for AzSHA

New regulations prohibit health care providers and other actors from engaging in practices that interfere with the access, exchange or use of electronic health information. Mel Soliz explained what practices constitute information blocking and what safe harbors are available to health care providers. The deadline for compliance with the new information blocking rule is Nov. 2, 2020.   AzSHA is the Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys. Mel is a Board member of AzSHA and a partner at Coppersmith Brockelman. She focuses her practice on compliance with data privacy and access laws in the health care industry.  Learn more about AzSHA. ...

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Kristen Rosati Explains Complicated Web of Laws Regulating Privacy in Oncology Treatment and Research at National Cancer Policy Forum

Kristen Rosati Discusses De-identification Legal Standards During AHLA Webinar

As a nationally recognized leader in health information privacy and security, Coppersmith Brockelman’s Kristen Rosati was asked to participate in a 90-minute webinar “De-identification Demystified: Legal Standards, Risks, and Mechanisms to Prevent Re-identification” for the American Health Law Association (AHLA). Kristen explained the evolving legal standards for the de-identification or anonymization of data under various privacy laws, including HIPAA, 42 C.F.R. Part 2, the Common Rule, the California Consumer Privacy Act, and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation. She also discussed how to “future proof” de-identified data during this time of changing legal standards, through using the statistical expert method of de-identification.  A Past President of AHLA, Kristen is a respected mainstay within the nation’s largest educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field.  Kristen...

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Kristen Rosati Explains Complicated Web of Laws Regulating Privacy in Oncology Treatment and Research at National Cancer Policy Forum

Kristen Rosati Tackles Developing Standards for De-Identifying Clinical Information at National Cancer Institute Workshop

On February 25, the National Cancer Institute hosted a workshop on de-identification of patient information, which is essential to research and an important way to protect the privacy of individuals. Kristen Rosati discussed the various standards for de-identification under international, federal and state laws in her talk, “Coping with Evolving Standards for De-Identification of Clinical Information.”  Considered one of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys, Kristen has extensive experience in data sharing for research, clinical integration, and artificial intelligence initiatives; clinical research compliance; and biobanking and genomic privacy. She regularly speaks on these topics at national conferences and forums.   Kristen is a past President of the American Health Lawyers Association (2013-2014).  Learn more about the National Cancer Institute. ...

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