Informatics Research Seminar: Legal Strategies for Using HIPAA and other Regulations to Protect Healthcare Data

September 16 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Speaker: Kimberly Cogell, JD
Presented from NCCU

Broadcast Link: Seminar



This presentation will focus on the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and the use of electronic medical records. HITECH impacts the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and may affect the security and privacy of protected health information. Electronic health records have been implicated in health care fraud cases as well. The intersection of HITECH changes to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), security of protected health, and health fraud and abuse will be discussed as well. Attendees will learn about legal approaches to protecting healthcare data using HIPAA and other regulations.



Kimberly Cogdell Boies is a tenured Associate Professor at North Carolina Central University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology, a Juris Doctor and a Master of Public Health specializing in Health Policy and Administration. She is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and New York. She is an avid user of technology and has taught several online classes at both the professional and undergraduate levels. She has served as a Torts content editor of bar preparation materials for BarBri of North Carolina.


Professor Cogdell is the former director and co-founder of the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Law Institute. She is the faculty advisor for the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Law Review. She also directed an ABA accredited study abroad program in Costa Rica highlighting biodiversity and universal health care. She has had collaborations with many programs including the Centers for Genomics and Society at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Duke University center for Genome, Ethics, Law and Policy. She is a member of the Blue Ridge Health Law Professors Society and the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics.  She was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation fellow during the 2014-2015 academic year promoting public health law around the country.