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

Mel Soliz with Health Current Educates the Maricopa County Public Defenders Office and Judicial System on Health Information Privacy Laws

Regulations including HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2 and Arizona-specific confidentiality laws all play a role in how sensitive and private health information may be used and disclosed to law enforcement and the judicial system. Melissa Soliz, in partnership with Health Current, provided an overview of these laws, scenarios in which they come into play, and additional resources to the Maricopa County Public Defenders’ Office and others who work in Arizona’s judicial system. Mel’s regulatory health law practice focuses on compliance with data privacy and patient access laws (including the new Information Blocking Rule and the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rule), assisting her clients in structuring real-world policies, programs and agreements to meet national and international regulation. She regularly speaks in local and national forums...

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Kristen Rosati Plans and Moderates AHLA Convener Session on AI in Healthcare

Kristen Rosati Plans and Moderates AHLA Convener Session on AI in Healthcare

On Nov. 2, the American Health Law Association (AHLA) gathered thought leaders from government and the health care industry for a virtual “convener” session to discuss the elements of developing and implementing a trusted framework for artificial intelligence in health care. Kristen Rosati served on the program planning committee and as a moderator for the session, which focused on data use, FDA regulation, liability, and transactional issues in AI. The primary perspectives and ideas from the discussion will be distilled in a white paper, which will be distributed among attendees, AHLA leaders, and the public. As one of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys, Kristen has extensive experience in data sharing for research and the development of artificial intelligence, as well as clinical integration,...

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Kristen Rosati Plans and Moderates AHLA Convener Session on AI in Healthcare

Kristen Rosati Explains De-Identification at Privacy and Security Academy Workshop

A complicated web of laws regulates de-identification, including U.S. federal laws, state laws and the EU General Data Protection Regulation. During a workshop for the Privacy and Security Academy, Kristen Rosati provided a comprehensive overview of these overlapping regulations as well as a more in-depth look at HIPAA de-identification and associated challenges. Kristen’s presentation explored the HIPAA Privacy Rule de-identification methods, including expert determination and safe harbor. She also explained when genetic information is considered protected health information, and the prospect of the Common Rule treatment of genetic information identifiability changing over time. Finally, Kristen discussed “future proofing” data for evolving standards of de-identification. As a highly regarded “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorney, Kristen is a frequent speaker on topics related to health information exchange, health...

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Kristen Rosati Plans and Moderates AHLA Convener Session on AI in Healthcare

Kristen Rosati Discusses Compliance Considerations When Sharing Health Data

Looking to educate health system clients about how they can enable compliant data partnerships between hospitals and companies, healthcare data company OMNY turned to Kristen Rosati to address the changing landscape, legal considerations and opportunities for future innovation. Kristen, one of the nation’s leading HIPAA compliance attorneys, joined OMNY Chief Operating Officer Sunny Grewal for a virtual fireside chat highlighting some of the finer details of HIPAA compliance. The conversation disclosure requirements and a discussion of HIPAA Privacy Rule de-identification methods. She also discussed how healthcare systems can use data for innovation, while remaining compliant with HIPAA and other regulations. OMNY is among the leading healthcare data companies in the nation. Through its work with healthcare facilities and companies, the organization supports data-driven innovation to improve patient...

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Kristen Rosati Recaps a Year of Health Law Developments for the AHLA Annual Meeting

Kristen Rosati Recaps a Year of Health Law Developments for the AHLA Annual Meeting

The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed the health law landscape, and Kristen Rosati helped summarize its impact in a year-in-review plenary session at the American Health Law Association (AHLA) Annual Meeting.  Kristen, a past president of AHLA and nationally recognized leader in health information privacy and security, joined two industry colleagues in highlighting key developments in health law from the last year, including the CARES Act and other COVID-related legislation; blanket regulatory waivers for Stark/AKS, HIPAA and coverage rules; the rise of telemedicine; significant Supreme Court decisions regarding health care reform; information blocking and interoperability; and OCR enforcement and data breaches. A respected mainstay within the nation’s largest educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field, Kristen has served in numerous leadership positions, including president of the...

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