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WEDI provides a full suite of resources designed to help organizations better understand and manage health IT.  The Resources section provides access to WEDI’s various tools and library of health IT information.

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Resources

Is HIPAA Obsolete?

September 18, 2020

Knowledge Center 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 is these regulations apply to covered…

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WEDI Announces Agenda for National Conference

September 17, 2020

Knowledge Center 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 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), today announced…

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Podcast Episode 5- Privacy by Design; Cybersecurity as a Patient Safety Issue with Laura Hoffman from the AMA

September 15, 2020

Knowledge Center This week we welcome Laura Hoffman (@lgh_dc on Twitter), Assistant Director, Federal Affairs with the American Medical Association. Laura talks about how the surge in telemedicine not only advanced policy but also allowed physicians to offer telemedicine services from home. That opportunity, without the proper safeguards could result in privacy and cybersecurity issues…

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Physicians to HHS: Here’s how to improve prior authorization

September 14, 2020

Knowledge Center 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 or cost-control process that requires physicians to obtain approval before a prescribed…

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Best Practices for Reducing Unnecessary Duplicate Claim Submissions

September 9, 2020

Knowledge Center The industry suffers from a high rate of rejections and/or denials caused by duplicate claim submissions to the payer. Handling duplicate claims consumes valuable staff time and incurs cost and burden to those stakeholders impacted: providers, software vendors, payers, and clearinghouses. Therefore, it is in the best interest of the industry to identify…

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WEDI Releases Two Key Industry White Papers

September 9, 2020

Knowledge Center 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 health care information exchange and a statutory advisor to the…

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