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WEDI: HHS No Surprises Act Needs Data Standards to Prevent Burden

Knowledge Center WEDI: HHS No Surprises Act Needs Data Standards to Prevent Burden September 14, 2021 WEDI gave several recommendations related to HHS’ No Surprises Act, such as the development of data standards to prevent administrative burden. In response to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) interim final rule implementing provisions of the…

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2021 WEDI Industry Survey

Knowledge Center 2021 WEDI Industry Survey July 16, 2021 WEDI is conducting this survey to gather feedback on critical industry topics and learn how WEDI can be of better service to our constituents. The survey will remain open until July 30th. The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.  No individual identifiable information is…

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Sneak Peek: Emerging Technologies Subworkgroup Meeting

Knowledge Center Sneak Peek: Emerging Technologies Subworkgroup Meeting July 15, 2021 Here is your chance to check out one of our workgroup meetings! On this Emerging Technologies SWG call, we discussed Advanced Explanation of Benefits (AEOB) that is expressed within the No Surprises Act.  We quickly reviewed the concept then proceeded to discuss: Plans on pursuing…

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Chiquita Brooks-LaSure confirmed to lead Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Knowledge Center Chiquita Brooks-LaSure confirmed to lead Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services May 26, 2021 Providers and others applaud Brooks-LaSure’s work on the ACA and her advocacy on health equity issues and for the underserved. Charles Stellar, president and CEO of  WEDI, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, said, “Administrator Brooks-LaSure is now in…

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Epic’s EHR Optimization Mitigates SDOH, Promotes Care Coordination

Knowledge Center Epic’s EHR Optimization Mitigates SDOH, Promotes Care Coordination May 26, 2021 Epic’s EHR optimization services boost care coordination and help providers address social determinants of health, according to a recent health equity presentation for WEDI’s annual conference. Use the link below to read the full article. Epic’s EHR Optimization Mitigates SDOH, Promotes Care…

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Tripathi: Let’s Do Great Things With EHR Systems, Interoperability

Knowledge Center Tripathi: Let’s Do Great Things With EHR Systems, Interoperability May 20, 2021 The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is maintaining its focus on information blocking, interoperability, and coordination between federal agencies, according to Micky Tripathi, national coordinator for health IT. “We built this foundation of EHR systems and we…

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Help ONC Define Health Interoperability Outcomes for the Next Decade

Knowledge Center Help ONC Define Health Interoperability Outcomes for the Next Decade May 20, 2021 What health interoperability outcomes would you like to see before/by 2030? ONC is looking for your input for “Health Interoperability Outcomes 2030” which we kicked off last week. You can submit your interoperability outcomes by July 30, 2021 by visiting…

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Providers supportive of push to overhaul HIPAA, but air serious concerns about data privacy, timing

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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ONC: Information Blocking Opens Doors for Interoperability

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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Read the WEDI statement congratulating Xavier Becerra on becoming the 25th HHS Secretary

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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