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

Mel Soliz Speaks at Health Current Summit about New Interoperability Rules

The deadlines to comply with new ONC and CMS interoperability, patient access, and information blocking rules are coming. Speaking at the Health Current Virtual Summit, Mel Soliz helped attendees understand the new rules and best practices to implement compliance. Health Current is Arizona’s primary resource for healthcare information technology and exchange, bringing together communities and information across Arizona. The organization helps more than 3,000 Arizona providers use information technology to improve people’s lives. Active in state and federal policymaking on data privacy and health information exchange, Mel frequently shares insights on these topics for local and national forums as well as industry publications. Additionally, she serves as a board member for the Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys.  Learn more about the Health Current Virtual Summit here. ...

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

Mel Soliz Breaks Down the Information Blocking Rule for AzSHA

New regulations prohibit health care providers and other actors from engaging in practices that interfere with the access, exchange or use of electronic health information. Mel Soliz explained what practices constitute information blocking and what safe harbors are available to health care providers. The deadline for compliance with the new information blocking rule is Nov. 2, 2020.   AzSHA is the Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys. Mel is a Board member of AzSHA and a partner at Coppersmith Brockelman. She focuses her practice on compliance with data privacy and access laws in the health care industry.  Learn more about AzSHA. ...

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Medical practices wondering if the ONC’s new information blocking rule applies to them and how to comply will benefit from the insights Melissa Soliz shares in an interview with Part B News.

Part B News Turns to Melissa Soliz to Help Providers Understand ONC’s Information Blocking Rule

Health care providers and other actors in the health care space have new regulations from the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) that apply to the access, exchange and use of electronical health information. Melissa Soliz recently explained the prohibition on the information blocking component of the ONC final rule to Part B News. Melissa addresses the penalties and disincentives health care providers and other actors will face if they engage in information blocking practices on or after the November 2, 2020, compliance deadline, if those practices do not fall within a statutory or regulatory safe harbor under the ONC’s final rule.  Melissa is a partner with Coppersmith Brockelman PLC. She focuses her practice on compliance with data privacy and access laws in the health care space.  Read the...

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