Join the Center for Health Law and Policy for "Regulating Data: A Candid Conversation About HIPAA and Privacy."
- Sharona Hoffman, J.D., L.L.M., Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Topic: Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Medical Big Data and Privacy Concerns
Hoffman is the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law, Professor of Bioethics, and Co-Director of the Law-Medicine Center at Case Western Reserve University. She has published over 60 articles and book chapters on health law and civil rights issues. Hoffman has developed particular expertise and a national reputation in the area of health information technology. She is the author of two books: Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow (Praeger 2015) and Electronic Health Records and Medical Big Data: Law and Policy (Cambridge University Press 2016).
- Peggy Beat, J.D., R.N., CareSource
Topic: 42 CFR Part 2 and HIPAA
Beat is Associate General Counsel at CareSource. Prior to that, she was employed by the Cleveland Clinic for 25 years. While at the Cleveland Clinic, Beat was an attorney in the Office of General Counsel and Senior Director in Corporate Compliance. At the Cleveland Clinic, Beat helped physicians, nurse and others to navigate the complex laws and regulations. At CareSource, she does the same for leadership, management, and health care workers in the field. Beat is an adjunct professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where she teaches courses in Health Care Compliance I and II.
- Joseph Dickinson, J.D., Tucker Ellis, L.L.P.
Topic: HIPAA and Managing Business Associates
Dickinson is a litigator and counselor at Tucker Ellis, L.L.P. A former privacy and chief information security officer for a large academic medical system, he focuses on developing and implementing data privacy and security programs, HIPAA compliance, addressing data breaches, and conducting internal investigations related to corporate compliance. Dickinson's practice also includes evaluating the software development process, litigating intellectual property cases, advising clients in responding to software audit requests and on the risks associated with the use of the Internet on an international basis.
- David Schweighoefer, J.D., Brouse McDowell
Topic: Predictive Healthcare Analytics: HIPAA Liability and Vulnerability
Schweighoefer is a partner in Brouse McDowell's Health Care Practice Group. He represents and counsels numerous clients regarding regulatory and corporate compliance program development, patient rights, informed consent policies and procedure development. Schweighoefer advises hospital providers on HCQIA Fair Hearing procedures and compliance audits for HIPAA and HITECH policies. He currently serves as outside general counsel for FrontLine Services, Inc., formerly known as Mental Health Services, Inc. Schweighoefer is an adjunct professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Moderator: Professor Matthew Green, J.D., L.L.M.
Green is an associate professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.