Elana Zana is a member in the firm’s Business and Municipal Departments, where she maintains a dual practice with a focus on both healthcare and telecommunications.
Elana’s healthcare practice includes advising clients on HIPAA Privacy and Security requirements, creating tailored security policies and procedures for healthcare entities, municipalities and software companies, drafting Health IT related software agreements, performing Stark compliance audits, analyzing and developing certificate of need applications, advising small and large physician practices, and assisting clients in data breach mitigation efforts. She represents both healthcare providers and third party vendors and software companies investing in healthcare on security and data governance strategy.
Elana is the chair of the OMW Telecommunications Team, and works with both municipal and private clients on telecommunications matters. Specifically, Elana represented several consortiums of jurisdictions in negotiations with cable and telecommunications operators. She represents municipal clients in drafting, negotiating and enforcing small wireless facility agreements and code, cable and telecommunications franchises, drafting master cable and telecommunication ordinances, and wireless communication facility leases. Elana also represents non-municipal clients on both cable and telecommunications related agreements and leases.
Elana is a member of the Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, American Health Lawyers Association, the National Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors, the Washington Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors, the Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys, the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, and the Washington State Bar Association. She lives in Seattle with her family.
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.
- American Health Lawyers Association
- Washington State Bar Association
- Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys
- Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys
- Healthcare Information Management Systems Society
- National Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors
- Washington Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors
- J.D., Seattle University School of Law
- B.A., University of Washington, Business Administration
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
Preparing for Small Cell DeploymentsElana Zana09/05/2017Municipal
OMW Reply to FCC Public Notice on Streamlining Deployment of Small Cell InfrastructureW. Scott Snyder and Elana Zana05/23/2017General
OMW Response to FCC Public Notice on Streamlining Deployment of Small Cell InfrastructureW. Scott Snyder and Elana Zana05/23/2017General
Ogden Murphy Wallace PLLC Announces New MembersElana Zana03/30/2016General
CMS Announces Intent to Modify Meaningful UseElana Zana01/30/2015Healthcare
Washington Certificate of Need – Tertiary Services ReviewElana Zana01/08/2015Healthcare
Failure to Patch Software Leads to $150K HIPAA SettlementElana Zana12/09/2014Healthcare
Patient Engagement and Meaningful UseElana Zana10/28/2014Healthcare
Meaningful Use Audit Outcomes – Guest Blog PostElana Zana10/08/2014Healthcare
Meaningful Use Attestation in 2014 – Picture UpdateElana Zana09/30/2014Healthcare
WA Certificate of Need Waiver for Psych BedsElana Zana07/18/2014Healthcare
Rady HIPAA Breach – Access Controls & TrainingElana Zana06/19/2014Healthcare
Meaningful Use EP Hardship Exception Deadline – July 1, 2014Elana Zana06/12/2014Healthcare
CMS Proposed Revisions to Meaningful Use – A Welcome DelayElana Zana05/21/2014Healthcare
Stolen Laptops Lead to $2 Million in HIPAA SettlementsElana Zana04/29/2014Healthcare
FACTA Red Flag Rules – Extension of November 1st DeadlineElana Zana04/28/2014Healthcare
- Recognized as a Washington "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016-present
- Awarded Association of Washington Cities Advocacy All Star Award, 2018