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A Look Inside WEDI and its Collaboration with the Health IT Industry

August 14, 2017

HIEAnswers LogoEvery healthcare encounter is a collaboration: between patient and provider, physician and lab tech, patient and support staff. Each participant in the healthcare spectrum plays a vital role that supports quality outcomes.

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) has been facilitating the needs of the health IT industry since its creation in 1991 by the secretary of Health and Human Services. During our 25-year history, WEDI has worked to remain on the forefront of every major health IT issue facing our industry.

WEDI brings together key organizations from across the healthcare spectrum, leveraging the industry’s collective technology, knowledge, expertise and information resources to improve the movement, quality, security and cost-effectiveness of healthcare information. Our membership represents a diverse cross-section of the healthcare industry, including health plans, providers, standards organizations, IT vendors and government entities.

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