2014 Speaking Engagements for Renée M. Popovits

  • Electronic Privacy & Security Issues Continues to Abound: A Panel of Experts Responds
    April 23 – 24, 2014
    Marriott Marquis & Marina, 14th Annual Behavioral Health Information Management Conference, San Diego, CA
    Topic: Confidentiality
    Renée, together with Linda Garrett, David B. Nelson and Tom Trabin, will provide an update on each advancing year of new technology applications and increased electronic health information exchange, privacy and security challenges emerge that become widespread concerns. In this panel session, state and national experts will raise the most salient issues of the upcoming year and provide the most current insights and guidance into how to address them. Likely issues will include new ways to secure electronic transmission of patient information and new ways to segment the electronic health record for more targeted consents to release information.
  • 42 CFR Part 2 – What Might Be Changed Without Regulation
    May 5-7, 2014
    National Council for Behavioral Health Conference 2014, Washington, DC
    Topic: Confidentiality
    Renée will provide an update on 42 CFR Part 2 (Part 2) presents real challenges for sharing behavioral health information and coordinating care across the provider system. This is especially difficult in health information exchange environments. Should 42 CFR Part 2 be modified in order to facilitate care coordination and better quality care? This session will provide an overview of what current provider thinking is around Part 2. The session will address what might be changed without regulation, what needs to be strengthened in Part 2 and action steps for providers to take to enhance sharing Part 2 data with their medical partners.Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify current Part 2 barriers to sharing data
    2. Understand what providers and consumers now believe Part 2 should be modified
    3. Understand possible solutions for sharing Part 2 data today
  • Testimony on 42 CFR Part 2 Consent Provisions
    June 11, 2014
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Public Listening Session, Washington, DC
    Topic: Confidentiality
  • Understanding the Challenges of Federal Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations (42 CFR Part 2) in the Delivery of Integrated Health Care
    Behavioral health Task Force Annual Luncheon – Wednesday, July 2, 2014
    June 30 – July 2, 2014
    American Health Lawyers Association Meeting, Behavioral Health Task Force Annual Luncheon – July 2, 2014, Midtown, New York, NY
    Topic: Confidentiality
    Momentum is building toward the integration of primary and behavioral health care in various models and forms. The potential benefits of such integrated delivery systems include improved access to care, enhanced quality and outcomes, better population health management, and decreased health care costs. Sharing and exchange of patient information and collaboration among providers are essential to successful integration. The federal substance abuse confidentiality regulations (42 CFR Part 2) are widely considered a key barrier to critical information exchange. During this presentation, an expert panel will examine the legal requirements for use and disclosure of Part 2 patient information, the ins and outs of sharing protected information within an integrated delivery system, and the practical challenges of using Part 2 information in Electronic Health Records and Health Information
  • What is Parity? An Overview for Consumers & Families
    November 2, 2014
    National Alliance on Mental Illinois (NAMI), Oak Park, IL
    Topic: Parity
    Renée, will be providing consumer education because it is absolutely critical to enforcing both the federal parity law and our state parity law.
  • Ethics in the Addiction Profession
    November 6-9, 2014
    Westin, San Diego, CA
    Association for Intervention Specialist Conference (AIS), San Diego, CA
    Topic: Ethics
    Renée, will be giving a must-see interactive presentation on ethics, that allows the organization to work through their concerns. Renée will guide this process and offer legal/ethical feedback on the vignettes.