Elizabeth Callahan-Morris

Compliance Attorney

Office Location

201 West Big Beaver Road
Columbia Center, Suite 1200
Troy, MI 48084

Phone: (248) 457-7854
Fax: (248) 740-7501

Email: ecallahan@hallrender.com

Biography

Elizabeth Callahan-Morris focuses her practice in the areas of privacy and security matters, patient care issues and regulatory compliance. Ms. Callahan-Morris is proficient in state and federal patient confidentiality laws, data breach reporting and Office for Civil Rights HIPAA investigations.  She advises hospitals and other health care organizations on all aspects of HIPAA compliance programs, including conducting compliance assessments, mock audits, developing policies and procedures, training and education, conducting internal investigations and responding to government investigations. Ms. Callahan-Morris is also practiced in informed consent and end-of-life issues. She serves as HIPAA Task Force Co-Chairperson for the State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section. Ms. Callahan-Morris is a frequent speaker on privacy and security topics at the local and national levels.

Education

  • Michigan State University, B.A., cum laude – 1993
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. – 1996

Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan, Health Care Law Section, HIPAA Task Force Co-Chair
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Michigan Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • American Bar Association Health Law Section

Experience

  • Private Practice – 1996-1999; 2000-Present
  • In-House Counsel, Health Alliance Plan – 1999-2000
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Detroit-Mercy – 2002-2003

Presentations

  • October 20, 2015, Privacy & Security: How to Prepare for an OCR Audit
    Children's Hospital Association, Corporate Compliance Forum, Baltimore, MD
  • August 11, 2015, HIPAA and You: Erring on the Side of Caution
    Stateside with Cynthia Canty, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • April 20, 2015, How to Prepare for an OCR Audit
    HCCA's 19th Annual Compliance Institute, Buena Vista, FL
  • September 10 & 11, 2014, HIPAA/HITECH Update
    Michigan Association of Dental Office Managers, Grand Rapids and Farmington Hills, MI
  • August 21, 2014, An Update on Data Security, Breach and Compliance Issues
    Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, Douglas, MI
  • July 24, 2014, HIPAA/HITECH Update
    Michigan Center for Rural Health, Legal Grand Rounds, East Lansing, MI 
  • June 23, 2014, HIPAA Compliance Assessments
    Catholic Health Association of the United States, 2014 Catholic Health Assembly, Chicago, IL
  • May 14, 2014, Reporting and Resolving Data Breaches and Other HIPAA Violations With Government Regulators
    Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), 23rd Annual WEDI National Conference, Hollywood, CA
  • March 6, 2014, HIPAA/HITECH Update
    State Bar of Michigan and Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), 20th Annual Health Law Institute, Plymouth, MI
  • July 25, 2013, HIPAA Goes HITECH: Practical Application of the HITECH Final Rule
    Michigan Center for Rural Health, Legal Ground Rounds, East Lansing, MI
  • March 7, 2013, From HITECH to High Risk - HITECH Final Rule, Data Security Considerations and Case Studies
    State Bar of Michigan and Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), 19th Annual Health Law Institute, Plymouth, MI
  • February 22, 2013, HITECH Omnibus Final Rule - Practical Implications for Covered Entities
    American Bar Association, 14th Annual Conference on Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law, Miami, FL
  • September 28, 2012, Government Focus on Fraud and Abuse (Panel Discussion)
    ACHE and AzHHA, 2012 Annual Membership Conference, Marana, AZ
  • August 23, 2012, HIPAA HITECH Update
    Michigan Center for Rural Health, Legal Ground Rounds, East Lansing, MI
  • April 12, 2012, Use of Mobile Devices and Other “Big” Issues Under HIPAA & HITECH
    Michigan Center for Rural Health, 15th Annual MI Rural Health Conference, Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • March 8 2012, HIPAA Update: New Privacy and Security Rules
    State Bar of Michigan and Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), 18th Annual Health Law Institute, Plymouth, MI
  • February 23, 2012, HIPAA Breach Notification - Case Studies on What to Do and When to Report
    American Bar Association, 13th Annual Conference on Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law, San Diego, CA
  • February 9, 2012, HIPAA Breach Notification - Case Studies on What to Do and When to Report
    American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Physicians and Physician Organizations Law Institute, Orlando, FL
  • July 28, 2011, HIPAA/HITECH Update - Top 10 Things to Do Now
    Michigan Center for Rural Health, Legal Grand Rounds, East Lansing, MI
  • May 18, 2011, Praparing for the Inevitable: Handling Data Security Breaches
    Michigan Health Connect (a Regional Health Information Organization), Writing Michigan Conference, Ypsilanti, MI
  • March 10, 2011, HIPAA & HITECH Update
    State Bar of Michigan and Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), 17th Annual Health Law Institute, Plymouth, MI
  • February 7, 2011, HIPAA Breach Notification: Case Studies on What to Do and When to Report
    Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), Managed Care Compliance Conference, Scottsdale, AZ
  • November 2010, HIPAA & Compliance Update
    American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), SE Michigan Chapter, Annual Meeting, Saginaw, MI
  • September 23, 2010, HIPAA Goes HITECH
    State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section, Annual Meeting, Ann Arbor, MI
  • May 27, 2010, I Dream of GINA: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and Regulations Impacting Health Plans
    State Bar of Michigan Health Care Law Section, Webcast
  • March 11, 2010, HIPAA & HITECH Update
    State Bar of Michigan and Institute for Continuing Legal Educaiton (ICLE), 16th Annual Health Law Institute, Plymouth, MI