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of care, improving efficiency and reducing costs.

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for their continued industry leadership and vision
in tackling healthcare’s most challenging issues."

Aneesh Chopra
The 1st Chief Technology Officer
United States

  • Guidance on Implementation of Standard Electronic Attachments for Healthcare Transactions

    by Samantha Holvey | Apr 03, 2018
    This white paper is focused on the business and operational processes of exchanging additional information (Attachments) using the HL7 standards for clinical information and the X12 transaction sets for requesting and receiving the additional information. The detailed technical requirements are not covered in this white paper as the standards development organizations have provided the technical guidance in the standards implementation documents. For definitions of abbreviations, acronyms and other terms used throughout this paper refer to Appendix A of the HL7 CDA R2 Attachment Implementation Guide: Exchange of C-CDA Based Documents, Release 1 – US Realm.

    This white paper will provide the following:
    • An overview of Attachments
    • Resources needed to have a successful implementation of Attachments
    • A review of some of the current processes for requesting and responding to the need for additional information to help understand the challenges
    • Examples of implementation approaches in the industry
    • A review of Electronic Attachment Business flows for Claims, Prior Authorizations and Notification
    • Business use cases and examples
    • A guidance on how to embed additional information within the applicable ASC X12N transaction.
    Guidance on Implementation of Standard Electronic Attachments for Healthcare Transactions White Paper

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Charles W. Stellar named WEDI president & CEO

May 25, 2016, 17:51 PM

WEDI, the nation’s leading authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, today announced that Charles W. Stellar has been named by the WEDI Board of Directors as WEDI’s president and CEO. Stellar has served as WEDI’s interim CEO since January 2016. As an executive leader with more than 35 years of experience in healthcare, association management and organizational leadership, Stellar will continue to oversee the strategic guidance of the organization, its staff and committees.

“Charles has been an incredible asset to our organization during a transitional time and has helped lead us forward to achieve the goals and initiatives set forth by our board,” said Jean Narcisi, chair of the WEDI board. “Charles has demonstrated the dedicated strategic leadership to further WEDI’s role as a recognized leader and advocate for healthcare IT, launch new initiatives, drive awareness of healthcare’s ongoing challenges, and collectively improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare IT.”

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