Kristen Rosati and Amanda Coulter Advise AHLA on COVID-19’s Impact on Clinical Trials

The COVID-19 public health crisis is having a profound impact on all aspects of the health care system. Kristen Rosati and Amanda Coulter teamed up to inform the American Health Law Association (AHLA) about how it will affect clinical trials.AHLA Weekly published their article, “How the COVID-19 Pandemic Immediately Impacts Clinical Trials: Considerations for Sites and Investigators,” which addresses the need for sites and investigators to be simultaneously rigorous and flexible. It also covers determining criteria to determine which trials will continue; vetting, implementing, and documenting changes for continuing trials; and communicating changes with sponsors and participants. Kristen, a nationally recognized and respected leader in health care law, has served in numerous leadership positions within AHLA – including president of the association from 2013-2014. She is considered one of the nation’s leading Big Data...

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AHLA Calls on Scott Bennett to Discuss Big Data, Artificial Intelligence Impact on Patient Privacy with Connections Magazine

Scott Bennett Brings Insight, Expertise to Webinar Exploring Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare Law

Artificial intelligence is poised to transform healthcare – and health attorneys must be prepared for it. Coppersmith Brockelman attorney Scott Bennett participated in a webinar hosted by the American Health Lawyers Association. Scott discussed the current legal framework for artificial intelligence in healthcare. He examined the FDA’s regulation of AI software, the FTC’s potential role in addressing consumer applications of AI, and the tension between existing privacy laws and the use and development of AI technologies. Scott is among the state’s leading attorneys representing hospitals and other healthcare providers. His extensive knowledge about data privacy and security, especially when it comes to HIPAA and protecting sensitive healthcare information, helps companies comply with the complex web of federal and state laws and regulations that govern the industry.  ...

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Kristen Rosati Discusses a Year of Healthcare Law Developments with the AHLA Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute

Kristen Rosati Discusses a Year of Healthcare Law Developments with the AHLA Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute

When health lawyers from around the country gathered in Phoenix for the recent American Health Lawyers Association’s Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, Coppersmith Brockelman’s Kristen Rosati brought them up to speed on the many changes in healthcare law over the last year. Speaking at a plenary session, Kristen covered changes to healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act; privacy and security laws; public health responses to the coronavirus, immunization, and opioid crises; and developments in life sciences laws.  One of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys, Kristen has deep experience in data breaches, health information exchange, data sharing for research and clinical integration initiatives, clinical research compliance, clinical trials contracting, and biobanking and genomic privacy.  Kristen, a Past President (2013-2014) of AHLA, is a sought-after national speaker...

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Kristen Rosati Addresses Potential COVID-19 HIPAA Violations in Healthcare Risk Management

American Health Lawyers Association Taps Kristen Rosati to Plan Conference and Moderate Panel

As a nationally recognized leader in health care law, Kristen Rosati was invited for a fourth year to be on the program planning committee for the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Institute. Kristen was also invited to moderate a panel on “Doing Deals in the Genomic and Big Data Era.” Attracting top in-house and outside counsel who advise the nation's leading teaching hospitals and medical centers, this annual event addresses the unique legal issues they face. Kristen and the planning committee developed content programming, including in-depth sessions covering genomic medicine, Big Data, and foreign influence on research.  During the conference, which was in late January in Arlington, Va., Kristen moderated a panel discussion about “Doing Deals in the Genomic and Big Data Era.” She and...

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Scott Bennett, Melissa Soliz Contribute to American Health Lawyers Association’s Corporate Practice of Medicine: A 50 State Survey

Scott Bennett, Melissa Soliz Contribute to American Health Lawyers Association’s Corporate Practice of Medicine: A 50 State Survey

Restrictions on the corporate practice of medicine vary from state to state, which can create challenges for health care providers and practices. Attorneys Scott Bennett and Melissa Soliz helped clarify this complex set of regulations, contributing to the second edition of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)’s Corporate Practice of Medicine: A 50 State Survey. Melissa and Scott wrote the chapter of the book that explains corporate-practice restrictions in Arizona. Scott has extensive experience assisting clients in health care and other industries with information privacy and security. He helps clients work to prepare for and avoid data breaches, and to comply with federal and state breach laws if a security incident occurs. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He serves as Chair...

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Melissa Soliz Breaks Down How Privacy Laws Prevent Effective Substance Use Treatment in Journal of Health Care Compliance

Melissa Soliz Contributes to American Health Lawyers Association’s Opioid Crisis and Prescribing Survey

The opioid epidemic has been declared a public health emergency. Attorney Melissa Soliz contributed to the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)’s recent “State Response to Opioid Crisis and Opioid Prescribing Requirements: A 50 State Survey,” a resource guide providing an overview and references regarding the opioid epidemic on a state-by-state basis.  Melissa and co-authors Benjamin Runkle of Gammage & Burnham and D’Arcy Downs-Vollbracht of Concierge Legal Group, PLLC, highlighted the results of efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in Arizona, such as the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act of 2018, opioid prescribing and treatment regulations, pain management clinic regulations, and opioid-poisoning related reporting regulations.  Melissa focuses on HIPAA and 42 C.F.R. Part 2 compliance, compliance with opioid treatment laws and regulations, health information exchange (including compliance with new information blocking rules),...

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