Erin Dunlap Educates Healthcare Risk Management Readers on HIPAA Requirements and Most Critical Compliance Steps

Erin Dunlap Educates Healthcare Risk Management Readers on HIPAA Requirements and Most Critical Compliance Steps

After a small orthopedic clinic in Georgia was fined $1.5 million for HIPAA violations, Healthcare Risk Management turned to health care and data privacy attorney Erin Dunlap to share what smaller providers can do to protect themselves from cyber risk and government enforcement. Erin, a nationally recognized expert in health care data privacy and security, explains that although the HIPAA Security Rule has existed for nearly 20 years, many smaller healthcare providers lack adequate security measures to protect against increasingly pervasive cyber risk. She advises providers to conduct a risk analysis — which is the first critical step in meeting HIPAA security requirements and can be done internally or by an outside vendor. If resources are limited, she points providers to the Security Risk Assessment Tool that...

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Erin Dunlap Educates Healthcare Risk Management Readers on HIPAA Requirements and Most Critical Compliance Steps

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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Melissa Soliz and Erin Dunlap Discuss Healthcare Records Access During State Bar of Arizona’s Workers’ Compensation Program

Melissa Soliz and Erin Dunlap Discuss Healthcare Records Access During State Bar of Arizona’s Workers’ Compensation Program

Melissa Soliz and Erin Dunlap recently shared their expertise in health care data privacy in a presentation to fellow lawyers at the State Bar of Arizona’s annual Workers’ Compensation Program in Prescott.  The presentation began with an overview of HIPAA, breaking down relevant HIPAA exceptions related to workers’ compensation cases. Mel and Erin then provided historical background on 42 C.F.R. Part 2, which regulates substance use disorder records, explaining how to determine if Part 2 applies to workers’ compensation issues. They also touched on considerations related to state privacy laws and shared case examples to illustrate how a real workers’ compensation situation could play out. The presentation triggered interesting dialogue among the attendees, highlighting the importance of this topic in the worker’s compensation context.    Melissa focuses her practice on...

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