Jill Chasson Educates Business Journal Readers on Employee Communications Strategies Surrounding Federal Vaccine Mandates

Faulty employee communications approaches ― even when well intentioned ― can lead to negativity and turnover in the workplace. To help employers navigate potentially turbulent waters surrounding COVID vaccine mandates, Jill Chasson teamed up with Aker Ink PR & Marketing CEO Andrea Aker to co-author an article for the Phoenix Business Journal about how to effectively talk with employees about federal vaccine mandates. To promote acceptance and mitigate fallout, contentious issues like the vaccine mandates need to be communicated to employees with additional care. No matter which side of the aisle one personally falls on, the reality is that mandates are here, and businesses face stiff penalties for noncompliance. Combining their legal and communications expertise, Jill and Andrea detail an approach rooted in education, empathy, and...

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

Karen Owens Provides In Business with Insight into COVID-19 Legal Issues

Examining legal issues surrounding COVID-19 for its February cover story, In Business turned to Karen Owens, co-leader of Coppersmith Brockelman’s nationally recognized health care practice, for a glimpse into ramifications businesses can expect in 2021. Karen’s predictions include that as hospitals reach capacity with COVID patients, many employees may be forced to postpone their visits for services such as elective surgeries. For example, someone needing orthopedic surgery may need to stay out of work longer prior to surgery. Moreover, Karen warns fallout may worsen as hospitals lose providers who burn out after months of pandemic-related stress. Recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America© and Super Lawyers, Karen represents health care systems, hospitals, clinics, and other providers in matters of quality management, medical staff credentialing and...

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

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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Amanda Coulter Provides Insight into COVID-19’s Impact on Clinical Research in AHLA Podcast

To examine how COVID-19 has impacted clinical research, the American Health Law Association (AHLA) assembled an impressive panel of experts that included Amanda Coulter. Amanda, who routinely advises health care industry clients on clinical research matters, shared her insights on AHLA’s Speaking of Health Law podcast. In addition to discussing the pandemic’s short- and long-term impacts on clinical research, the panelists provided insight on the expanded access pathway for unapproved drugs, biologics, and medical devices, as well as COVID-19 vaccine development. In addition to developing research compliance policies and processes, template forms, and template agreements, Amanda reviews and negotiates clinical trial agreements, confidentiality agreements, data use agreements, business associate agreements, and federal grants and subcontracts. Listen to the full podcast here. ...

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

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

The COVID-19 pandemic brought increased risk of HIPAA violations, and Healthcare Risk Management turned to Kristen Rosati to help readers understand where they might go astray. In the article, “COVID-19 Changes HIPAA Compliance, But Caution Necessary,” Kristen discussed a possible rise in curiosity viewing. She shared how health care personnel members may want to know if a patient has tested positive for COVID-19, even if they aren’t treating the patient, or may be tempted to look up the records of family members, friends or neighbors. Kristen emphasized personnel should look at a patient’s record only for valid treatment reasons.   Kristen is considered one of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys. With extensive experience in data sharing for research, clinical integration and artificial intelligence initiatives, clinical research compliance, and biobanking...

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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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