RALEIGH, N.C. —Trish Markus, a partner in Smith Moore Leatherwood's Raleigh office, was recently named as a recipient of the Triangle Business Journal's 'Women in Business' award. The award honors Markus for her work and significant accomplishments in business and within the community. She, along with 25 other award recipients, was selected from a pool of more than 160 nominees to receive this award.
Markus focuses her law practice on health care, which includes advising health care providers about regulatory compliance and health information privacy and security requirements, and counseling clients on adoption of electronic health records and joining health information exchange organizations. She was recently named chair of the North Carolina Bar Association's Health Law Section for 2012-2013. For the last six years, she has been involved in the American Health Lawyers Association's (AHLA) Health Information and Technology (HIT) practice group leadership, where she currently serves as the chair of the HIT practice group.
Markus continues to focus on legal and policy issues affecting the health care community through her volunteer work with the North Carolina Health Information Exchange (NC HIE) Legal/Policy Workgroup and its Legislative and Implementation Subcommittee. The Subcommittee proposed legislation to establish a voluntary, statewide health information exchange network and separate legislation to align North Carolina consent for the release of health information laws with HIPAA requirements. A longstanding member of the North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance (NCHICA), Markus also has participated in numerous NCHICA task forces that have prepared and submitted comments to federal agencies about proposed regulations on health information privacy, security, and technology issues.
Markus will be recognized by the Triangle Business Journal during an award luncheon at the Sheraton Imperial RTP hotel on August 23. The 'Women in Business' award honors women in the Triangle who have achieved significant accomplishments and proven to be outstanding leaders in business and their communities.