As technology and business rapidly evolve, state and federal government agencies are continually introducing new data privacy regulations that businesses need to be aware of. To address this ever-changing landscape, we are pleased to introduce our new blog—Online & On Point—to provide commentary, updates, and insight on the developments that could have an
Amy Leopard advises clients on complex health matters, including health IT and privacy and security issues. Amy brings practical insights and knowledge from over 25 years in healthcare, including serving as a vice president in both academic medical center and community hospital settings with responsibilities for medical staff, clinical departments, quality improvements and medical records. She structures and negotiates technology contracts, licenses, joint ventures, data use, sharing and transfer agreements at the intersection of healthcare and technology. Amy has served as counsel on health information exchange (HIE) projects and has worked with electronic health record (EHR) and personal health record (PHR) vendors on privacy and security, fraud and abuse, and other regulatory issues. She taught advanced courses on Legal Issues in Health Information for the Kent State University M.S. in Health Informatics program. Amy has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Health Care Law since 2006.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued companion regulations advancing the interoperability of and patient access to electronic health information under the 21st Century Cures Act that will take effect June 30, 2020, with a compliance date of November 2, 2020. Now is the time to learn what the Information Blocking Rule