James B. Wieland
James B. Wieland
James B. Wieland, a principal in Ober|Kaler’s Health Law and Intellectual Property Groups, leads the Health Care Information Privacy, Security and Technology practice. Jim’s practice is focused on health care information and technology issues. He represents start-up and emerging health care services, practice management and technology companies, health care providers and physician organizations.
Jim has significant experience in counseling health care industry clients on all aspects of information privacy and security issues, including state laws and the HIPAA Privacy and Security rules. He helps clients negotiate the full range of health care technology contracts, including general software licenses, electronic medical records agreements, and data center and data use agreements. Jim is actively involved in dealing with organizational, contracting and regulatory issues faced by Regional Health Information Systems (RHIOs) and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs). In addition, Jim has assisted a number of clients, including publicly traded companies, in issues related to personal information protection, including breaches of security and the Federal Trade Commission Red Flag Rule. He currently serves as general counsel to the national trade association of companies in the medical billing field and to a national association of specialty physician practice managers.
Jim also serves as Privacy Officer for Ober|Kaler. In this capacity he develops HIPAA policies for the security and privacy of medical and personal information as well as for other privileged and confidential client information.
In 2006, Maryland’s then-Governor Robert Ehrlich appointed Jim to the Task Force to Study Electronic Health Records, a blue ribbon panel reporting directly to the Maryland legislature on Electronic Health Records (EHR), e-Prescribing and Regional Health Information Organizations. He was subsequently designated as the lead person for the EHR workgroup within the Task Force.
Jim was a member of Ober|Kaler from 1979 to 1989. In 1999, he returned to the firm after practicing health care law in Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area where he gained significant experience in the representation of health care companies as a partner in a large national law firm.
Jim is a frequent lecturer on health care regulatory topics and served as an associate member of the faculty of Johns Hopkins University, where he taught negotiation skills in the University’s MBA program. He has published numerous articles on health care topics and is the author of “Medicare Part B Reimbursement for Physicians” in the Clark Boardman treatise Health Law Practice Guide and Managed Care and Capitation Contracting, a book published by the American Society of Internal Medicine.
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