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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.


WEDI Statement on Confirmation of Dr. Tom Price as HHS Secretary

February 14, 2017

Knowledge Center Appointment serves as opportunity to advance health information technology issues  RESTON, Va. — February 14, 2017 — The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange and a trusted advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), released…

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The Rampant Growth of Cybercrime in Healthcare

February 8, 2017

Knowledge Center This issue brief summarizes cybersecurity topics that were discussed at multi‐ stakeholder cybersecurity roundtables convened in November, 2015 and April, 2016 by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI). In follow‐up to a primer published on the anatomy of a cyberattack,2 this issue brief explores some of the common vulnerabilities of healthcare organizations…

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Charles Stellar Named Top 50 HIT Leader for 2017

January 17, 2017

Knowledge Center Congratulations to our own President and CEO, Charles Stellar, for being named by Health Data Management as one of the Top 50 Leading Health IT Experts for 2017 Healthcare IT is fortunate to have many knowledgeable experts willing to share what they know with others. Following up on last year’s popular look at 50 of…

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WEDI Brief Outlines Challenges to Telehealth Reimbursement

January 13, 2017

Knowledge Center Healthcare providers face many challenges in launching and sustaining a telehealth program – including finding the right CPT codes, if they exist, for reimbursement. In many cases, a telehealth or telemedicine procedure is so new, a proper definition and guidelines haven’t been written for it yet, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) reports in…

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WEDI Releases Issue Brief on Introduction to Telehealth Codes

January 12, 2017

Knowledge Center WEDI publishes a brief introducing physicians to codes for telemedicine services. The challenges related to coding for telemedicine include the creation of codes for universal use that are still capable of capturing detailed telemedicine services, and a lack of consistency among payers when it comes to requirements, coverage, valuation, and payment. To read more, visit HISTalk Practice.

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WEDI announces release of issue brief on Introduction to Telehealth Codes

January 11, 2017

Knowledge Center WEDI, the nation’s leading authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, announced the release of an educational issue brief on an Introduction to Telehealth Codes. This issue brief was developed by the WEDI Innovative Encounters Workgroup with the intention to provide introductory information on codes for…

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