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

Kristen Rosati Educates Attorneys About Data De-Identification in 2021 Health Law Handbook

To help practicing lawyers understand noteworthy developments in health law from the last year, Thomson Reuters turned to Kristen Rosati to cover data de-identification in its 2021 Health Law Handbook. Kristen is one of four attorneys selected to provide analysis for the data management section. Kristen’s chapter, “Coping with Evolving Standards of Data De-Identification,” outlines the diverging federal and state requirements for how to de-identify data and whether individual consent will be required to use or disclose de-identified data. Additionally, she covers the downstream contractual protections and good data stewardship needed to comply with these standards and closes with a proposal for Congress to amend HIPAA to prohibit re-identification of de-identified health information. 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© and Phoenix Health Care “Lawyer of the Year,”...

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

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

With the passage of several data protection and privacy laws, both domestically and abroad, businesses should prepare for a federal privacy law that may be on the horizon. Writing for In Business, Scott Bennett outlines actions companies should take to assure customers everywhere that their information is secure. Scott says three steps are of paramount importance: Create and/or update privacy policies – Organizations must have an easily accessible policy that outlines how they keep their customers’ information secure, what they do with it and how long it is kept. Template policies are a good place to start, but companies should tailor them according to their practices. Establish data mapping protocols – Data mapping examines all data a company collects, where it is located and what is...

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

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

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine invited Kristen Rosati to be on the planning committee for “Changing the Culture of Data Management and Sharing – a Workshop.” Kristen also moderated and spoke at a panel regarding legal barriers to data sharing and how to resolve them. The two-day virtual workshop explored challenges and opportunities for researchers, institutions and funders in establishing data management and sharing practices under the National Institute of Health’s new Data Management and Sharing Policy. Kristen’s presentation examined the legal and ethical issues that may prevent large-scale data sharing, including evolving laws on de-identification of health data. Kristen is considered one of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys. She offers deep experience in data sharing for research and clinical...

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ASU College of Health Solutions Lauds Mel Soliz’s Contributions to MDC Advisory Board

Melissa Soliz Informs Medical Practice Compliance Alert Readers about Interoperability and Clinical Notes

Under the new interoperability rules, health care providers should be prepared to share electronic health information — including clinical notes — with patients who request it. Medical Practice Compliance Alert recently turned to health care compliance attorney Melissa Soliz to help readers understand this requirement. Working closely with community health information exchanges, health care providers and health plans, Mel helps create compliance programs that meet new interoperability requirements. Industry outlets frequently turn to her for insight and she has been active in state and federal policy making on data privacy and health information exchange issues. Read the full article here. The article originally appeared in Medical Practice Compliance Alert, the authoritative leader on all things compliance....

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

Kristen Rosati’s AHLA & AzSHA Presentations Highlight 2020 Health Care Law Developments

At the annual American Health Law Association (AHLA) Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, Kristen Rosati educated industry professionals on the numerous legal developments 2020 brought to the health care industry. She also shared her “Year in Review” presentation at the Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys’ (AzSHA) February meeting. During these presentations, Kristen focused on significant legal updates resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and a wave of regulations passed during the Trump Administration’s waning days. She provided health care lawyers with an overview of several topics related to the pandemic, including new legislation, the rapid rise of telemedicine, claims and developing immunity, and financial relief for providers and attendant risks. Her presentation also explored health care reform, including significant Supreme Court decisions and the status of the...

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ASU College of Health Solutions Lauds Mel Soliz’s Contributions to MDC Advisory Board

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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