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Knowledge Center Root of Some Health Disparities May be Buried in Technology March 3, 2021 As the coronavirus pandemic revealed significant disparities in health equity, executives at the University of California San Francisco turned to an interesting place to address this issue: technology. And what they discovered was fascinating. Bias built into algorithms, predictive models,…

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Knowledge Center Using data to improve communities’ well-being February 26, 2021 The work of advancing health equity isn’t new – but more seamless data sharing has unlocked more potential to use information and analytics to work toward addressing disparities in care. Panelists at the WEDI Quest for Health Equity event on Wednesday noted that it’s…

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Knowledge Center Data sharing in healthcare has unlocked more potential February 25, 2021 Data sharing in healthcare has unlocked more potential to use information and analytics to work toward addressing disparities and achieving health equity in care. Panelists at the WEDI Quest for Health Equity event recently noted it’s important to reinforce the relationship between…

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Knowledge Center Digital health literacy as a social determinant of health February 23, 2021 The release of final rules from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT regarding the 21st Century Cures Act have shined a renewed spotlight on patients’ ability to take control of their own health data. But not everyone enjoys the same…

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Knowledge Center WEDI Appoints Robert Tennant as Vice President, Federal Affairs Expansion of executive team to bolster work on regulatory and legislative matters with a focus on health information technology (HIT) WASHINGTON, D.C. — February 16, 2021 — WEDI, the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in health care…

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Knowledge Center WEDI Announces Agenda for “The Quest for Health Equity” Virtual event to explore data inoperability in solving health inequalities in the U.S. WASHINGTON, D.C. — January 13, 2021 — WEDI, the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in health care information exchange and a statutory advisor to the…

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Knowledge Center WEDI Provides Comments on CMS Proposed Rule on Prior Authorization and Attachments HHS advisor offers leadership and support for proposed rule that expands upon the 2020 CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rule WASHINGTON, DC — January 11, 2021 — WEDI, the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to…

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Knowledge Center WEDI Announces New 2021 Board of Directors Broad range of perspectives comprised of payers, providers, government regulators and industry vendors lead HHS advisor’s governing body WASHINGTON, D.C. — November 24, 2020 — WEDI, the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in health care information exchange and a statutory…

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Knowledge Center Three Reasons Tougher FTC Breach Notification Rules Make Sense October 26, 2020 By: Charles Stellar, WEDI CEO Much can change in a decade, which is why the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) earlier this year put out a request for comments regarding the Health Breach Notification Rule. Not many people outside health care likely are…

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Knowledge Center Is HIPAA Obsolete? September 18, 2020 By: Jay Eisenstock, WEDI Board Chair In 2003, the health care industry scrambled to comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule. This rule is composed of regulations for the use and disclosure of Protected Health Information in healthcare treatment, payment and operations by covered entities. The key point…

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