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 Breaks Down How Privacy Laws Prevent Effective Substance Use Treatment in Journal of Health Care Compliance

Melissa Soliz Breaks Down How Privacy Laws Prevent Effective Substance Use Treatment in Journal of Health Care Compliance

The opioid epidemic is a national crisis that kills approximately 130 people per day, according to the CDC. In an article for the Journal of Health Care Compliance, Melissa Soliz shared that while treatment for opioid addiction is expanding, outdated privacy laws are stymying treatment efforts.  Melissa provided an overview of 42 C.F.R. Part 2 (the federal Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Record regulations, known as Part 2), which was promulgated in the 1970s to protect the information of people seeking substance use disorder treatment. She explains the barriers Part 2 creates when health care providers need to access or share substance use disorder information protected by Part 2 for treatment, payment, public health activities, and ordinary health care operations. She also proposed solutions to fix the problem.  Melissa’s legal practice...

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