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  • WEDI Presents Testimony to NCVHS Subcommittee on Standards Regarding HPID

    by Samantha Holvey | May 05, 2017
    WEDI, the nation's leading authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, presented testimony before the Department of Health and Human Services, National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Subcommittee on Standards. Laurie Darst, Chair of WEDI Board of Directors, presented testimony concerning the future of the Unique Health Plan Identifier (HPID) under the Administrative Simplification provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

    WEDI represents a broad industry perspective of providers, clearinghouses, payers, vendors and other public and private organizations that partner to collaborate on industry issues. WEDI is named as an advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and we take an objective approach to resolving issues.

    Full Testimony

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Virus-related EHR Outage Forces NY Hospital Back to Paper

Apr 12, 2017, 11:53 AM

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) and its long-term care facility at Terrace View have been battling a virus responsible for EHR outage since Sunday afternoon.

"ECMC's computer system today went down,” the hospital wrote in a public statement, “The hospital's IT team immediately commenced a thorough assessment and analysis of the situation. Our priority is maintaining patient safety and quality services. All hospital operations are continuing as normal and have not been interrupted.”

The hospital has enlisted the help of FBI personnel and the state police cybersecurity team to investigate the incident. In addition, in-house ECMC IT staff has teamed up with GreyCastle Security, a third-party consultant, to combat the virus and resolve all technical issues as quickly as possible.

According to ECMC, the hospital has secure back-up storage in place for all patient records, financial information, and human resource records to ensure no data will be permanently lost.

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