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Ruth Anne Carr

Ruth Carr Jeyaram & Associates Attorney HIPAA Legal ExpertMs. Ruth Anne Carr is of counsel with Jeyaram & Associates. Ms. Carr’s extensive experience with Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and its regulations for privacy, security and breach notification has established her as a sought-after national HIPAA legal expert.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesOffice for Civil Rights (OCR) hired her in 2011 to participate in work on the latest revision to federal HIPAA regulations.

Her background also includes civil litigation in state and federal courts, contract administration and risk management. The majority of her professional career has been in health care for government and for private businesses.

Ms. Carr served as the State Heath Information Technology Coordinator, directing the development of Health Information Exchange (HIE) in Georgia. In that role, she led collaboration between hospitals, physicians, academic institutions, professional medical organizations and other stakeholders in the electronic connectivity of patient information.

She has worked in the planning and implementation of a complex computer system (a state Medicaid Management Information System), health payment error rate testing, and compliance with federal funding regulations.

Her experience with HIPAA has led to national speaking appearances before the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), and joint conferences of OCR and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST.) She has contributed to published materials about HIPAA. Her association with those organizations strengthens her access to other recognized resources in the health information industry.

In addition to her professional work as an attorney, Ms. Carr participates in civic activities as an appointed member of the Planning Commission for the City of Johns Creek, Georgia.  

Education

  • School of Journalism, University of Georgia
  • Woodrow Wilson College of Law, J.D. 1978
  • Woodrow Wilson College of Law, LL.M., 1987

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