Coppersmith Brockelman Promotes Telemedicine Specialist Marki Stewart to Partner

Marki Stewart Interprets New Arizona ‘Telehealth’ Law for In Business

With Arizona certifying a new law expanding telehealth, In Business turned to Marki Stewart to explain four ways providers and businesses could benefit. After clarifying changes made to terminology and definitions as well as describing new registration requirements, Marki addressed how the law allows new types of health professionals to practice telehealth. Chiropractors, physical therapists, midwives, audiologists, and others who familiarize themselves with the bill will be better positioned to take advantage of the growing telehealth sector. Recognized by Best Lawyers® for health care law, Marki assists hospitals, physician groups, telemedicine providers, laboratories, and other healthcare organizations in a variety of business and regulatory issues. She has a special focus and interest in telemedicine, licensing, reimbursement, credentialing, and security issues. Read the In Business article here....

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Kristen Rosati Reviews a Year of Health Law Updates for AHLA’s Annual Meeting

Kristen Rosati Educates National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine about Patient Rights and Data Privacy

Looking to help oncology workshop attendees understand updates to patient privacy and data rights, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine turned to prominent “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorney Kristen Rosati. Kristen spoke during the two-day event: “Opportunities and Challenges for Using Digital Health Applications in Oncology: A Workshop.” Her presentation, “Legal Considerations – Patient Privacy and Data Security,” focused on ethical, security, governance, and payment issues with digital health applications and taught attendees about patients’ right of access to health information and new information blocking and interoperability rules. 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© and Phoenix Health Care “Lawyer of the Year,” Kristen has deep experience in data sharing for research and clinical integration initiatives, health information exchange, and clinical research privacy. She is...

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Scott Bennett Helps In Business Readers Prepare for Pending Consumer Privacy Laws

Scott Bennett Helps In Business Readers Prepare for Pending Consumer Privacy Laws

With the passage of several data protection and privacy laws, both domestically and abroad, businesses should prepare for a federal privacy law that may be on the horizon. Writing for In Business, Scott Bennett outlines actions companies should take to assure customers everywhere that their information is secure. Scott says three steps are of paramount importance: Create and/or update privacy policies – Organizations must have an easily accessible policy that outlines how they keep their customers’ information secure, what they do with it and how long it is kept. Template policies are a good place to start, but companies should tailor them according to their practices. Establish data mapping protocols – Data mapping examines all data a company collects, where it is located and what is...

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ASU College of Health Solutions Lauds Mel Soliz’s Contributions to MDC Advisory Board

Melissa Soliz Updates AHLA Members on Information Blocking Rule Compliance

With deep knowledge of regulatory health law, Melissa Soliz co-wrote an in-depth member briefing on Information Blocking Rule (IBR) compliance for the American Health Law Association’s (AHLA) professional audience. The article is particularly timely, as compliance enforcement began in April. An invaluable resource for health care attorneys, the briefing provides extensive detail on what the IBR is, who is affected by this regulation, electronic health information implicated by the IBR, practices that implicate the IBR and information blocking exceptions (safe harbors). The briefing also includes how health care providers, health information networks and health IT developers can approach compliance. Co-writers and attorneys Ammon Filmore and Josh Mast offered additional expertise. Mel is frequently consulted for her knowledge related to the IBR; in fact, she presented on the...

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Kristen Rosati Reviews a Year of Health Law Updates for AHLA’s Annual Meeting

Kristen Rosati on Planning Committee for National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Workshop on Data Sharing

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine invited Kristen Rosati to be on the planning committee for “Changing the Culture of Data Management and Sharing – a Workshop.” Kristen also moderated and spoke at a panel regarding legal barriers to data sharing and how to resolve them. The two-day virtual workshop explored challenges and opportunities for researchers, institutions and funders in establishing data management and sharing practices under the National Institute of Health’s new Data Management and Sharing Policy. Kristen’s presentation examined the legal and ethical issues that may prevent large-scale data sharing, including evolving laws on de-identification of health data. Kristen is considered one of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys. She offers deep experience in data sharing for research and clinical...

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ASU College of Health Solutions Lauds Mel Soliz’s Contributions to MDC Advisory Board

Melissa Soliz Informs Medical Practice Compliance Alert Readers about Interoperability and Clinical Notes

Under the new interoperability rules, health care providers should be prepared to share electronic health information — including clinical notes — with patients who request it. Medical Practice Compliance Alert recently turned to health care compliance attorney Melissa Soliz to help readers understand this requirement. Working closely with community health information exchanges, health care providers and health plans, Mel helps create compliance programs that meet new interoperability requirements. Industry outlets frequently turn to her for insight and she has been active in state and federal policy making on data privacy and health information exchange issues. Read the full article here. The article originally appeared in Medical Practice Compliance Alert, the authoritative leader on all things compliance....

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