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Knowledge Center Providers supportive of push to overhaul HIPAA, but air serious concerns about data privacy, timing May 11, 2021 IT vendors were split on shortening the window, with HIMSS calling 15 days a “reasonable measure of timeliness” for a request. But CHIME commented the reduction “will not always be feasible and could add costs…

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Knowledge Center ONC: Information Blocking Opens Doors for Interoperability April 29, 2021 ONC’s Micky Tripathi led a recent information blocking event  hosted by WEDI, to give healthcare stakeholders his thoughts on the present and future of the information blocking regulations. Read the full article linked below. ONC: Information Blocking Opens Doors for Interoperability Back to…

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Knowledge Center Read the WEDI statement congratulating Xavier Becerra on becoming the 25th HHS Secretary March 19, 2021 WEDI, as the leading authority on the use of health IT to improve health care information exchange, extends our congratulations to Xavier Becerra on becoming the 25th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…

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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 Chiquita Brooks-LaSure Tapped by President Biden to Lead CMS February 18, 2021 WEDI applauds President Joe Biden for his selection of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to lead the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Once confirmed, Brooks-LaSure will take on the role of Administrator at a critical time-with the nation combating COVID-19 and the…

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Knowledge Center Health Equity: What is it, Why does it matter, and What can we do about it? Health inequity is one of the most dangerous issues facing healthcare today. It refers to the health disparities that create gaps in healthcare for different groups of people. Use the blue link below to learn more. Health…

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Knowledge Center WEDI 2020 Annual Report January 27, 2021 A message from WEDI’s CEO, Charles Stellar 2020 has met the criteria for being a challenge to our health care delivery system and unfortunately for the loss of lives that the pandemic has created. Amid so many crises, we have seen our health care community rise…

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