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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.

We strive to make the approval process of our work products as transparent as possible. White papers, issue briefs and surveys must be approved by the Peer Review Committee. Workgroup charters, new workgroups and co-chairs must be approved by the Work Group Leadership Committee. Comment letters and WEDI policies must be approved by the Policy Committee.


Podcast Episode 87: Third Party Vendors Security Concerns in Healthcare. A Chat with Phil Englert of H-ISAC

January 27, 2023

Knowledge Center Data breaches from healthcare vendors, which are considered “business associates” under HHS’ Office of Civil Rights breach portal have grown over the past 5 years, including 116 reported business associate breaches since November 2022 which have affected over 17 million patients. Michael chats with Phil Englert, Director of Medical Device Security for the…

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WEDI Board Chair Reflections

January 24, 2023

Knowledge Center As 2022 came to an end, so did my two-year term as the Chair of WEDI. Being the time of the year when we reflect on many things, I can’t help but think about the work WEDI has accomplished since my term began in January 2021. We have come from deep within a…

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Podcast Episode 86: Review of WEDI’s Testimony at the NCVHS Standards Subcommittee Meeting

January 20, 2023

Knowledge Center Matthew speaks with Ed Hafner, Chair of WEDI’s Board of Directors and AVP Payer Strategy-Medical Network with Change Healthcare, and Robert Tennant, Vice President, Federal Affairs with WEDI. The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) Standards Subcommittee hearing took place Jan.18 & 19, examining the new and updated transaction standards and…

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WEDI Testimony: NCVHS X12 & CAQH CORE Hearing

January 20, 2023

Knowledge Center The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics Standards Subcommittee hearing has taken place this week, Jan.18 & 19, examining the new and updated transaction standards and operating rules. The first day focused on the X12 proposal to move to the 008020 version of the Dental, Institutional, and Professional Claim (837) and the…

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Podcast Episode 85: Improving the Patient Experience Through Telehealth Innovation. A Conversation with Mend’s Matt McBride

January 20, 2023

Knowledge Center Matthew chats with Matt McBride, Co-Founder and CEO of Mend ( a patient engagement and telehealth platform designed to help healthcare organizations scale their practice and care for more patients. Matt discusses the change in telehealth usage over the past several years and how healthcare must continue to evolve and incorporate emerging technologies…

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Despite challenges ahead, ONC and industry more aligned than ever

January 18, 2023

Knowledge Center The agency “has had a singular vision from the outset. They’ve gone through multiple administrations that had different perspectives on healthcare – ONC has stayed pretty consistent, driven by bipartisan legislation,” adds Rob Tennant, vice president of federal affairs for WEDI. “Americans can fight about a lot of things, but when it comes…

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