Kristen Rosati Selected for AHLA’s Newest Fellowship Class

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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Melissa Soliz Updates AHLA Members on Information Blocking Rule Compliance

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 Selected for AHLA’s Newest Fellowship Class

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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Melissa Soliz Updates AHLA Members on Information Blocking Rule Compliance

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 Updates AHLA Members on Information Blocking Rule Compliance

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 Selected for AHLA’s Newest Fellowship Class

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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