BALTIMORE, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of Ober|Kaler announced today the launch of its Health Information Technology and Privacy blog, OberHITblog.com. The blog provides guidance to health care providers and facilities as they move into a new electronic era of privacy and security concerns under HIPAA and the HITECH Act. Ober|Kaler lawyers Jim Wieland, Sarah Swank, Paul Kim and Josh Freemire are the blog's authors.
"The pace of regulatory developments in health information technology and privacy is rapid and relentless," explains Jim Wieland, who heads Ober|Kaler's Health Information Technology and Privacy group. "New regulations pose significant operational as well as legal challenges for the health care industry. Our goal is to provide actionable, industry-savvy analysis in real time to health care organizations of all kinds."
"Our commitment is to communicate new developments quickly, yet with the practical analysis that our clients need," said Sandy Teplitzky, chair of Ober|Kaler's Health Law Group. "OberHITblog.com adds another dimension to the guidance we provide to our clients and health care organizations across the country."
Ober|Kaler's Health Law Group is one of the largest in the nation, providing counsel and representation in the full spectrum of legal and business issues facing the health care industry.
The launch of the Group's Health Information Technology and Privacy blog marks the fourth addition to Ober|Kaler's family of blogs, which offers guidance and information to clients in a variety of industries:
- OberIPWatch -- Covers a wide range of intellectual property news and developments
- MedicareforGeeks.com -- Deals with Medicare enrollment issues for health care providers
- MarylandCondoLaw.com -- Provides guidance to Maryland condominium and homeowner associations and their members
- OberHITblog.com -- Offers information and analysis on legal developments in health care information technology, privacy, security and government IT incentive programs
Ober|Kaler is a national law firm providing integrated regulatory, transactional and litigation services to financial, health care, construction and other business organizations. The firm has more than 130 attorneys, and offices in Baltimore, Washington, DC and Falls Church. For more information please visit www.ober.com.