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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 Releases Healthcare Cybersecurity White Paper Outlining Best Practices to Mitigate Risk

Mar 20, 2017, 17:02 PM

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) has issued a cybersecurity white paper examining health IT vulnerabilities and how stakeholders can mitigate risk in the wake of record data breaches striking the healthcare industry.

WEDI, a Reston, Va.-based nonprofit organization focused on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, developed the white paper, entitled “The Rampant Growth of Cybercrime in Healthcare,” which can found here, in order to examines common vulnerabilities that are typically exploited by cybercriminals in today’s healthcare environment, as well as best practices healthcare organizations can implement to mitigate these vulnerabilities.

According to the paper: “As the use of health IT becomes more widespread, cybersecurity must be more directly integrated into the fabric of healthcare and ultimately become an organizational asset that is perceived as commonplace and mission-critical as hygiene and patient safety procedures have become to quality care. No matter how high the walls that any one organization is able to erect against cybercriminals, the healthcare industry at large must coalesce as a united front to more collectively address how to implement a universal culture of cyberdefense and train a more resilient workforce to mitigate threats.”

To read more, visit Healthcare Informatics.

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