Polsinelli’s Kristen Rosati Elected President of American Health Lawyers Association
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Posted by: Rhette Baughman
PHOENIX (July 10, 2013) – Attorney
Kristen Rosati, a shareholder of the national law firm Polsinelli, has assumed
the office of President of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). The AHLA has over 12,000 members and is the
nation’s largest educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health
Rosati, a member of Polsinelli’s health care practice (the fourth
largest in the country), is a national thought leader in the electronic health
industry. She will use her term to
advance outreach to younger members; increase support for existing programs in
the areas of leadership, training and mentoring; expand the use of technology
and social media in providing benefits to members; and continue the tradition
of collegiality for which the organization is known.
"I am excited to assume the role of President of AHLA at this important
juncture in health care law.” said Rosati.
"Creating a strong foundation for AHLA’s next generation of lawyers as
well as continuing to support the unique programs that distinguish AHLA as the
leading health care organization for lawyers in the country is an honor that I
am proud to accept.”
Rosati has been an active member of AHLA for many years, serving on the
organization’s Board of Directors and
Executive Committee, and as Chair of the Programs Committee, Chair of the
Finance Committee, Chair of the Professional Resources Committee, Chair of the
Quality Council, Chair of the Health Information and Technology Practice Group,
and Chair of the HIT Think Tank.
"Kristen has enormous respect among the
healthcare bar because of her deep expertise in health information and
technology, her prodigious work ethic, and her commitment to collegiality among
her peers,” said Peter Leibold, Chief Executive Officer of the American Health
Lawyers Association. "Kristen is leading the Association in a direction that
will provide significant benefit to members and continue the organization’s
recent membership growth.
In her legal practice at Polsinelli, Rosati heads up the "Big Data”
initiative. She plays a key role in
assisting hospitals, physicians and other health care providers migrating to
electronic health records as they tackle the legal complexities associated with
HIPAA compliance, electronic health records roll-outs, health information
exchange, data sharing for research and clinical integration initiatives and
ACO’s, and clinical research compliance and clinical trials contracting.
"Kristen’s leadership in AHLA will not only benefit the organization,
but it will also serve as a model for all of Polsinelli’s lawyers as we look
for ways to be more in tune with our clients and the industry generally. Our health care group is full of thought
leaders who have had the good fortune to work with our clients who are
innovating in healthcare in ways that couldn’t even be imagined, let alone
implemented, a few short years ago.” said Matt Murer, Chair of Polsinelli’s health
care group. "Kristen’s leadership in AHLA brings another facet to that
collective experience and broadens and deepens the perspective that we bring to
solving our client’s problems.”
Rosati earned her law degree, cum laude, from the University of
Michigan and her B.A. from the
University of Michigan, magna cum laude. She clerked for the
Honorable Thomas Tang., U.S.
Court for the Ninth Circuit, and the Honorable Earl Carroll, U.S.
District Court, District of
Arizona. She has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in
America for Health Care (2007-
2014). Ms. Rosati was recently selected as one of
Arizona’s Most Influential Women in Business, 2013.
Rosati is a good source for
reporters working on stories about:
compliance and privacy
sharing in collaborative research and other efforts to improve care
of health information and bio-specimens for research
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