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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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WEDI Outlines Tips for Improving Healthcare Cybersecurity

Mar 20, 2017, 16:59 PM

As healthcare data breaches increase in frequency and become more intricate in types of attacks, organizations must ensure that their healthcare cybersecurity measures appropriately match, according to the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI).

WEDI conducted multi-stakeholder cybersecurity roundtables in November 2015 and April 2016, discussing how healthcare stakeholders can best improve their cybersecurity efforts. Those discussions, along with recommendations for stronger cybersecurity, were presented in a recent WEDI white paper titled The Rampant Growth of Cybercrime in Healthcare.”

“Despite heavy investment and implementation of health information technology (e.g. electronic health record systems, databases, registries, repositories, connected medical/personal devices and other software) organizations are increasingly vulnerable because they do not have sufficient cybersecurity resources, processes or encryption measures in place,” report authors explained.

To read more, visit HealthITSecurity.

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