Melissa Soliz and AHCCCS Help Health Care Attorneys Understand Interoperability Requirement for Health Plans

Melissa Soliz Educates NALS of Phoenix on Data Privacy Best Practices

Because two-thirds of law firms have experienced a data breach, the National Association for Legal Professionals (NALS) of Phoenix invited Melissa Soliz to educate its members on how to avoid data breaches as well as the implications of cybersecurity, ethics and data privacy laws.   Law firms have a responsibility to understand the risks associated with using certain technologies and to safeguard sensitive information related to the representation of a client. Mel provided detail related to federal, state and international privacy laws, including HIPAA, 42 C.F.R. Part 2, Arizona state confidentiality laws, and California’s Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. Mel’s regulatory health law practice focuses on compliance with data privacy and patient access laws (including the new Information Blocking Rule and CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final...

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Jill Chasson and Scott Bennett Pinpoint Work-from-home Risk Management Solutions for Az Business Readers

With work-from-home policies extending indefinitely, businesses must consider unique risks associated with remote workforces. Jill Chasson and Scott Bennett guide businesses toward best work-from-home risk management practices in the latest issue of Az Business. Jill highlights challenges associated with tracking employee hours in a remote setting, encouraging employers to establish procedures or technology solutions to ensure accurate time tracking. Clear communication and enforcement of these processes can help employers refute later claims that employees are owed additional pay. Scott’s comments focus on cybersecurity threats. During the pandemic, there has been an increase in ransomware attacks that include work-from-home employees clicking on malevolent links in phishing emails. Employers can reduce the risk of a ransomware attack by training on how to identify phishing emails and adopting technical measures...

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Data Privacy Expert Erin Dunlap Joins Coppersmith Brockelman

Data Privacy Expert Erin Dunlap Joins Coppersmith Brockelman

We are thrilled to announce that Erin Dunlap, a top-notch data privacy lawyer who has served the firm as an affiliate attorney since 2017, has at last succumbed to our pleas that she join us in a more formal capacity and has accepted an Of Counsel position with the firm.  Erin is a key player in our nationally recognized health care and data privacy and security practice areas. For over a decade, she has advised clients in the health care industry on data privacy and security issues under HIPAA, 42 C.F.R. Part 2, state privacy laws, TCPA, CAN-SPAM and Section 5 of the FTC Act. Before that, she was a successful health care litigator, representing clients in federal and state courts and before arbitrators, government agencies...

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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 Explains Complicated Web of Laws Regulating Privacy in Oncology Treatment and Research at National Cancer Policy Forum

Kristen Rosati addressed the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine National Cancer Policy Forum workshop on the role of digital health applications in oncology research and care. Kristen’s presentation addressed legal considerations around patient privacy and data security, in digital health applications. One of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys, Kristen focused on how the patient right of access, the patient right to direct disclosures to third parties, and the new information blocking and interoperability rules affect oncology digital health apps. She also provided an overview of privacy requirements for data sharing in cancer treatment and research, discussing the evolving standards for de-identification of genomic information.  With deep experience in data sharing for research and clinical integration initiatives, clinical research compliance, and biobanking and genomic...

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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 Tackles Developing Standards for De-Identifying Clinical Information at National Cancer Institute Workshop

On February 25, the National Cancer Institute hosted a workshop on de-identification of patient information, which is essential to research and an important way to protect the privacy of individuals. Kristen Rosati discussed the various standards for de-identification under international, federal and state laws in her talk, “Coping with Evolving Standards for De-Identification of Clinical Information.”  Considered one of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys, Kristen has extensive experience in data sharing for research, clinical integration, and artificial intelligence initiatives; clinical research compliance; and biobanking and genomic privacy. She regularly speaks on these topics at national conferences and forums.   Kristen is a past President of the American Health Lawyers Association (2013-2014).  Learn more about the National Cancer Institute. ...

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What All U.S. Businesses Need to Know About the California Consumer Privacy Act

What All U.S. Businesses Need to Know About the California Consumer Privacy Act

A new California privacy law goes into effect on January 1, and it will require major changes in how many companies in Arizona – and the rest of the United States – handle consumers’ personal information. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) applies far beyond companies with a physical presence in California. It can apply to any company that simply does business in California, which can include providing goods or services to California residents. In today’s mobile and global society, that’s an astounding number. One privacy organization estimates that the CCPA will apply to 500,000 companies in the United States, including many small- and medium-sized businesses. The groundbreaking legislation expands privacy rights for consumers and changes the way businesses disclose and use personal information. Here, we’ll cover which businesses...

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