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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.


Closing Gaps in Care through Health Data Exchange

March 31, 2016

Knowledge Center As delivery system transformation, consumerization and digitalization converge together, the healthcare industry is at the crossroads to address gaps in care as a national priority. With this in mind the Louis W. Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation, in close collaboration with GE Healthcare, conducted mixed methods qualitative research to enable a better understanding…

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Setting the Stage for Innovative Encounters

March 15, 2016

Knowledge Center The purpose of this issue brief is to provide a summary of the Report as it pertains to innovative encounters and set the stage for the work of the Innovative Encounters Workgroup.

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Issues and Trends in Electronic Genomic Data Exchange

October 4, 2015

Knowledge Center This paper provides an overview of key issues to enable stakeholder discussion around the standards, protocols, work- flow processes and strategies that will be required to access, exchange, store and integrate genomic data, as well as the associated business, clinical, legal, technical and ethical issues that will be encountered within and between health-…

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EFT Relationship to the 835

September 17, 2015

Knowledge Center The purpose of this issue brief is to respond to the challenges that came to light in the 2014 survey and to assist providers and payers with the challenges of processing the 835 payment transactions, offering clarification on how EFT payments should be issued, and describing how the corresponding 835 remittance advice should…

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Fundamentals of Accountable Care Organizations

September 1, 2015

Knowledge Center This paper briefly describes the basic structure, operation and activities of ACOs, while outlining some of the key issues and questions that the Workgroup will tackle. WEDI encourages organizations to participate in an ongoing survey of ACOs to help monitor progress and evaluate common practices, challenges and opportunities. In follow-up to this brief,…

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The Consumer-Driven Mobile-First Healthcare of Tomorrow

August 4, 2015

Knowledge Center For the past several decades, the healthcare industry in the United States has resisted the clarion call of modernization and lagged behind other industries that embraced reform. However, the healthcare industry has recently begun to galvanize around transformative paradigm shifts aimed at optimizing the transparency, value, personalization, efficiency, and integration of services. In…

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