Thought leader and sought after-speaker on health data and interoperability, Mel Soliz’s high-profile work has earned her the distinction of being named one of Managed Healthcare Executive’s Emerging Leaders in Healthcare. This honor recognizes talented up-and-coming professionals who are leading the charge in shaping their organizations, making a positive impact in healthcare and inspiring others to make a difference in the industry.

Selected for her work with nonprofit health data utilities driving systemic change within the healthcare system and improving healthcare access to underserved populations, this recognition highlights Mel’s commitment to advancing health equity and responsible health data stewardship in her community. It also underscores her unique position as one of the nation’s preeminent health data and health equity attorneys.

Mel ― who is also recognized by Chambers USA©️, Best Lawyers©, and Southwest Super Lawyers: Rising Stars© ― practices regulatory health law, focusing on compliance with data privacy, access and interoperability laws (such as the Information Blocking Rule and CMS interoperability mandates, health information networks/exchange (including TEFCA), behavioral health/substance use disorder law issues, data breaches and OCR investigations, as well as clinical research compliance and contracting. She regularly speaks in local and national forums on these topics and has been active in state and federal policy making on data privacy and HIE issues. She is the President of the Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys.