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Jade M. Kelly

Jade M. Kelly
Partner
San Francisco, CA
415.805.7947

Jade Kelly is a partner in the San Francisco office, where she is a member of the Health Care Practice Group. She focuses on transactional and regulatory matters.

Client Work

Jade advises health care organizations on regulatory, transactional, and corporate compliance matters. Jade has worked on numerous health care business arrangements and transactions, including setting-up health care entities and integrated health care delivery systems, mergers and acquisitions, and negotiating and drafting management services agreements, professional services agreements, and recruitment contracts. In addition, Jade has extensive experience in counseling large institutional providers and other entities regarding compliance with privacy and security, substance abuse and mental health laws and regulations.

Previous Work

Prior to joining Arent Fox, Jade worked at a boutique health care law firm in Southern California.

Publications, Presentations and Recognitions

Jade's publications and presentations include:

  • "Hospital Medical Staff Members: Reconciling Peer Review and HIPAA," BNA's Health Law Reporter, April 16, 2015
  • "Webinar on the Importance of Protecting Your Health Care Organization Against a Cybercrime Attack!," October 23, 2014
  • Co-author, “State Healthcare Privacy Laws Survey,” American Health Lawyers Association; June 10, 2013
  • Arent Fox's 2013 Medical Staff Leaders and the Law Conference, "HIPAA and the Medical Staff," Newport Beach, CA; February 8, 2013
  • California Association Medical Staff Services (CAMSS) Long Beach Chapter 14th Annual Educational Conference, “HIPAA and the Medical Staff 2012,” Long Beach, CA; October 12, 2012
  • California Association Medical Staff Services (CAMSS) Long Beach Chapter 13th Annual Educational Conference, “Wellness & the Absence of Diversion: A Balancing Act,” Long Beach, CA; October 14, 2011
  • “The Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership: An Opportunity for New Zealand-United States Free Trade – Part II,” California International Law Journal, Vol. 19, No. 1; spring 2011
  • “The Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership: An Opportunity for New Zealand-United States Free Trade – Part I,” California International Law Journal, Vol. 18, No. 4; fall 2010
 

Blog Posts by Jade M. Kelly

Health Privacy & Security, Privacy & Security - US & Abroad
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Our Allies Under Attack! Ransomware Hits the Brits and Quickly Spreading Across Globe – Batten Down the Hatches NOW

What’s New?

Last week, numerous hospitals operated by Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) suffered a ransomware event in which hospital computer systems were encrypted, phone lines became inoperable, patients were diverted, and a Bitcoin ransom was demanded. Hospitals across Britain shut down their computer systems in order to protect patient data and prevent further spread and advised people to stay home unless there was an emergency. NHS Digital, Britain’s national hospital cybersecurity overseer, stated that 16 NHS organizations across Britain had reported an incident, but that the attack did not appear to be specifically targeting NHS hospitals. At this time, there is no indication that the ransomware has exfiltrated any personal data from the NHS.

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Health Privacy & Security, Privacy & Security - US & Abroad
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New Director, Same Direction for OCR HIPAA Enforcement

What’s New?

On Monday, the US Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights announced that CardioNet has entered into a $2.5 million HIPAA settlement. CardioNet provides mobile cardiac monitoring services and is the first wireless health services provider to enter into a settlement with OCR. CardioNet had not performed a risk analysis or adopted a risk management plan; its Security Rule policies and procedures were still in draft form; and CardioNet was unable to show that it had finalized and implemented any policies safeguarding ePHI, including safeguards for mobile devices. This lack of compliance with the Security Rule contributed to the theft of an employee’s laptop containing the unsecured ePHI of 1,391 individuals.

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Health Privacy & Security, Privacy & Security - US & Abroad
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HIPAA Easter: OCR Continues to Censure Healthcare Providers for Overlooking the Security Rule

What’s New?

Last week, the US Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that Denver-based Metro Community Provider Network (a federally-qualified health center or FQHC) will pay $400,000 and implement a corrective action plan to settle its violations of HIPAA. The violations include failure to conduct a risk analysis and implement a corresponding risk management plan in accordance with the HIPAA Security Rule, which resulted in vulnerabilities contributing to a data breach.

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