Joyce L.T. Chang
Joyce L.T. Chang specializes in helping clients navigate healthcare regulatory compliance. With her previous in-house experiences on the legal teams at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills and Stanford Health Care, Joyce has unique insight on the inner workings of healthcare systems and ways to effectively and thoughtfully mitigate legal risks.
Joyce’s experiences include: integrating wearable technologies such as the Apple Watch into electronic medical records (EMR); analyzing privacy and security compliance and conducting internal HIPAA audits; advising on software development for monitoring access to EMRs; advising hospitals to develop policies and procedures prepare for high-profile patients; drafting HIPAA plans and other policies and procedures for healthcare practitioners and entities; and reviewing IRB protocols for clinical research agreements between academic medical centers and industry partners. Joyce also has worked on corporate integrity programs, managed audits for the Office of the Inspector General, including vendor and contractor relationships, conducted employee trainings on fraud and abuse (including Stark); and worked at Central Health Plan of California.
Joyce is certified by the Health Care Compliance Association in both Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) and Health Care Compliance (CHC). She is also certified by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) as a Certified De-Identification Expert (CDE), which uses statistical sampling and mathematical models to help de-identify data sets for research and quality improvement projects.
Joyce graduated from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles where she was the Managing Editor of the Entertainment Law Review and published an article on the challenges that modern cloud technologies pose to HIPAA compliance. She was the Chair of the Loyola Public Interest Law Foundation and also an awarded writer and oralist on the Scott Moot Court Honors Board.
Prior to her legal career, Joyce was a special education teacher and a member of the Teach For America Corps in Washington, D.C. Joyce also helped author the charter for Washington, D.C.’s first trilingual immersion International Baccalaureate school.
In her free time, Joyce enjoys baking and biking. Joyce’s passion for education, legal advocacy, and commitment to her clients makes her an effective, efficient, and resource healthcare addition to our attorney team
Contact Joyce to explore effective solutions and legal representation for your healthcare needs.
Joyce L.T. Chang, The Dark Cloud of Convenience: How the New HIPAA Omnibus Rules Fail to Protect Electronic Personal Health Information, 34 Loy. L.A. Ent. L. Rev. 119 (2014).