Debra Sales Elmore, RPh, JD, CHPC
Ms. Elmore graduated from The University of Texas with a degree in pharmacy in 1982 and from South Texas School of Law in 1991 where she received her law degree and was an assistant editor on Law Review, a member of Order of the Lytae and Who’s Who in Law School.
Ms. Elmore represented healthcare providers for over 20 years. She has represented numerous health care providers and medical entities in medical malpractice cases, pharmaceutical and device lawsuits throughout the state of Texas and in multi-district litigations across the country. For the past several years, before joining Nivola Healthcare Solutions, the focus of her practice was on the areas of privacy and cyber law and assisting clients on compliance with federal and state privacy law. She also represented and advised health care providers in privacy and cyber law matters, regulatory and compliance matters, governmental investigations, Texas Attorney General proceedings and in medical board proceedings.
Ms. Elmore has given numerous presentations on HIPAA, HITECH and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs). She is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association from which she has earned her certification in health care privacy compliance (CHPC). Ms. Elmore now provides healthcare consulting services at Nivola Healthcare Solutions where she is a principal member.