Melissa Soliz Educates American Bar Association on Changes to Health Privacy & Data Rules

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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Melissa Soliz Educates American Bar Association on Changes to Health Privacy & Data Rules

Melissa Soliz Explains How to Implement Compliance with the Information Blocking Rule at the AHLA Virtual Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute Conference

American Health Law Association invited Melissa Soliz to educate health care professionals on compliance with the Information Blocking Rule (IBR) at its virtual Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute Conference. With a regulatory health law practice focusing on compliance with data privacy and patient access laws, Mel has extensive knowledge on how IBR applies in real-world circumstances. The presentation, “Mother, MUST I? Compliance with the Information Blocking Regulations,” clarified the purpose of IBR and the fundamental shift in data strategy — health care providers must share electronic health information (EHI), unless an exception applies. Joined by Ammon Fillmore and Joshua Mast, Mel took attendees through an advanced discussion about how health care providers can implement compliance with IBR. Mel works closely with community health information exchanges, health care...

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Kristen Rosati Selected for AHLA’s Newest Fellowship Class

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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Kristen Rosati Selected for AHLA’s Newest Fellowship Class

Kristen Rosati Provides Overview of COVID-19 Response and Other 2020 Developments at AHLA Fraud and Compliance Forum

At the annual American Health Law Association (AHLA) Fraud and Compliance Forum, Kristen Rosati informed health care lawyers on regulatory developments in 2020, including the public health and statutory responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Kristen’s presentation explored various pandemic-related legislation, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act, and pandemic-related regulatory guidance, such as HIPAA waivers. Kristen also discussed health care reform developments, including litigation over ACA premium stabilization and the Supreme Court decision on health plan coverage of birth control. Finally, Kristen explored the new information blocking regulations and developments in HIPAA enforcement.  Among the nation’s leading HIPAA compliance and “Big Data” attorneys, Kristen brings extensive professional experience to data breaches, health information exchange, data sharing for research and clinical integration initiatives. A former president...

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

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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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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