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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.


Prior Authorization One Of Several Key Topics Impacting The Healthcare Landscape Will Be Discussed At WEDI 2017

April 26, 2017

Knowledge Center As the call for prior authorization reform continues to make headlines and drive high-level conversations among healthcare industry stakeholders, the discussion surrounding the topic will continue at WEDI 2017- Driving Solutions in a Changing Healthcare Environment – taking place May 15-18, 2017 in Los Angeles, Calif. Hosted by the Workgroup for Electronic Data…

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Virus-related EHR Outage Forces NY Hospital Back to Paper

April 12, 2017

Knowledge Center Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) and its long-term care facility at Terrace View have been battling a virus responsible for EHR outage since Sunday afternoon. “ECMC’s computer system today went down,” the hospital wrote in a public statement, “The hospital’s IT team immediately commenced a thorough assessment and analysis of the situation. Our priority is…

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Politico Morning eHealth 4/11

April 11, 2017

Knowledge Center Jim Daley, director of IT at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, will retire from the board of WEDI next month to coincide with his retirement from the Palmetto state’s blues plan. To read more, visit Politico.

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WEDI Announces Jim Daley Retirement from Board of Directors

April 10, 2017

Knowledge Center The industry stalwart helped to lead the organization’s efforts to promote the use of health IT in information exchange as a Board of Directors member for more than 16 years RESTON, Va. — April 10, 2017 — The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to…

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WEDI elects Laurie Darst as board chair

April 5, 2017

Knowledge Center The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange named Laurie Darst chair of its board of directors. Ms. Darst is a regulatory advisor for the department of finance at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic. Ms. Darst’s primary focus at Mayo includes HIPAA compliance for electronic transactions, regulatory administrative simplification mandates as well as trends affecting revenue cycle management.…

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WEDI Names Laurie Darst, Jay Eisenstock to Lead Board of Directors

April 4, 2017

Knowledge Center The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) announced the election of Laurie Darst as chair and Jay Eisenstock as chair-elect of the board of directors. The Reston, Va.-based organization is a national not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder organization that promotes the use of information technology to improve healthcare information exchange. WEDI’s membership includes a broad coalition…

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