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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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Knowledge Center 2020 WEDI Awards December 18, 2020 Leadership in Volunteerism – The Andrew Melczer Award Named in honor of the late Andrew Melczer who committed his career to healthcare and devoted his life to helping, teaching, and sharing with others. This award recognizes an individual who has provided exemplary service by giving their time…

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Knowledge Center Cybersecurity Resources November 20, 2020 Viruses, malware and hackers pose a threat to the entire health care system. The American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) have curated resources and tips to protect patient health records and other data from cyberattacks. AMA/AHA resource: Working from home during COVID-19 pandemic AMA/AHA…

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Knowledge Center WEDI Member Update: Privacy & Security Resources October 29, 2020 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Homeland Security are warning of “imminent and credible” threats against the U.S health sector. Malicious cyber actors are targeting the health sector with malware that can…

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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 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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