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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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Knowledge Center WEDI Announces Agenda for National Conference September 17, 2020 Virtual event to explore HHS interoperability rules, FHIR integration, changes in telehealth policy WASHINGTON, D.C. — September 17, 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 advisor to the…

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Knowledge Center Physicians to HHS: Here’s how to improve prior authorization September 14, 2020 The AMA voiced its support for proposed federal operating rules regarding automating prior authorization processes for medical services and cited anticipated benefits such as fewer delays in patient care as the reason. Prior authorization (PA) is a health plan utilization management…

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Knowledge Center WEDI Releases Two Key Industry White Papers September 9, 2020 Advisor to HHS releases latest industry resources that offer health systems guidance on navigating incorrectly routed payments; value-based payment models WASHINGTON, DC — September 9, 2020 — WEDI, the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in…

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Knowledge Center WEDI Provides Comment on Federal Trade Commission’s Health Breach Notification Rule August 31, 2020 2009 rule requires vendors of personal health records to notify consumers following a breach involving unsecured information WASHINGTON, DC — August 31, 2020 — WEDI, the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in…

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Knowledge Center WEDI Announces Agenda for Virtual Forum 2020 June 18, 2020 Event to take a deep dive into USCDI, OAuth 2.0, HL7 Accelerators, FHIR integration, CORE updates, privacy and security during COVID-19, and more WASHINGTON, D.C. — June 18, 2020 — WEDI, the preeminent national membership association for health IT guidance and collaboration, today…

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Knowledge Center Convenience Is The New Quality April 24, 2020 By: Jay Eisenstock, WEDI Board Chair Virtual visits help providers increase productivity by adding revenue and reducing travel to different clinical settings. However, despite these obvious advantages, 2019 saw an abysmally low utilization rate of less than 10%. Things have monumentally changed. As a local…

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Knowledge Center WEDI Announces Presenters and Session Details for WEDI 2020 Virtual Conference April 17, 2020 Industry Luminaries George Halvorson and Alexandra Mugge Headline the Online Slate WASHINGTON, D.C. — April 17, 2020 — WEDI, the preeminent national membership association for health IT guidance and collaboration, today announced the presenters and session details of the…

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Knowledge Center COVID-19 Update from WEDI March 18, 2020 Following discussions with our board, our members and fellow stakeholders, along with closely monitoring the latest developments and adhering to guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), WEDI has made the decision to postpone our in-person…

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