Elana R. Zana is a member in the firm’s Business practice area, where she focuses her practice on healthcare, health information technology, general business, telecommunications, and corporate matters. Elana is the administrator of the Ogden Murphy Wallace Health Law Blog, located at www.omwhealthlaw.com. The focus of the blog is on both Washington State and national healthcare related laws, issues of note, health information technology and healthcare reform.

Elana’s representative client experience includes advising clients on HIPAA Privacy and Security requirements, drafting Health IT related software agreements, performing Stark compliance audits and drafting physician agreements, analyzing certificate of need applications and representing clients in certificate of need related litigation, advising small and large physician practices, and assisting clients in patient data breach mitigation efforts, including drafting breach notification letters and strategizing with clients on how to avoid violations in the future.  She has significant experience in assisting clients with assessing and complying with both the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, including achieving meaningful use for both general and specialty practices and responding to meaningful use audit requests.

Elana represents municipal clients in negotiating and enforcing cable and telecommunications franchises, renewals, extensions, and transfers, drafting master cable and telecommunication ordinances, and cellular antenna and tower leases. Specifically, Elana has represented several consortiums of jurisdictions in negotiations with cable and telecommunications operators. Elana also represents non-municipal clients on both cable and telecommunications related agreements and leases.

Elana, a Seattle native, received a B.A. in Business Administration in 2004 from the University of Washington. She received her law degree, magna cum laude, from Seattle University School of Law in 2007, where she served as Business & Marketing Editor of the Seattle University Law Review. During law school, Elana also externed for Judge Zilly in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Elana is a member of the Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, American Health Lawyers Association, the Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys and the Washington State Bar Association. She lives in Seattle with her family.

Practice Areas

Association Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Washington State Bar Association

Education

  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2007
  • B.A., University of Washington, 2004

Professional and Community Activities

  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors
  • Washington Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors
  • Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys

Publications

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