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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 Member Update: Privacy & Security Resources

October 29, 2020

Knowledge Center The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Homeland Security are warning of “imminent and credible” threats against the U.S health sector. Malicious cyber actors are targeting the health sector with malware that can lead to ransomware. Any person or entity who is suspicious of…

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ONC Announces Interim Final Rule with Comment Period

October 29, 2020

Knowledge Center WEDI applauds the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) for releasing today an interim final rule extending by six months the compliance deadline for the information blocking provisions of the Cures Act final regulation. ONC is permitting public comments for sixty days and WEDI urges the agency to again…

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Three Reasons Tougher FTC Breach Notification Rules Make Sense

October 26, 2020

Knowledge Center By: Charles Stellar, WEDI CEO Much can change in a decade, which is why the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) earlier this year put out a request for comments regarding the Health Breach Notification Rule. Not many people outside health care likely are aware of the FTC breach notification rule, which sets parameters for data…

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Episode 10: WEDI Workgroup Showcase: The Opportunities and Challenges of Genomics and Genetics Testing

October 19, 2020

Knowledge Center We welcome Grant Wood, Senior IT Strategist for Intermountain Healthcare’s Clinical Genetics Institute and the chair of WEDI’s Genomics Workgroup and Marilyn Zigmund Luke, Vice President at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) for a in-depth presentation looking at the significant obstacles and tremendous future of genomics and genetics work in Health IT. How…

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Episode 9: Conversation with an HIE Triple Threat, Tim Pletcher of MiHIN

October 12, 2020

Knowledge Center Matthew chats this week with Tim Pletcher, the Executive Director for the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (@MiHIN), the President and CEO for Velatura LLC and the CEO of the Interoperability Institute. Tim discusses his three hats and how they all work in unison, how ONC helped create MiHIN over a decade…

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Episode 8: The Ultimate Telehealth Policy Primer with WEDI Telehealth Workgroup Co-Chairs Nancy Spector (AMA) and Alison Armstrong (Anthem)

October 5, 2020

Knowledge Center Matthew has a great, in-depth discussion about telehealth policy with Nancy Spector of the AMA and Alison Armstrong of Anthem- the WEDI Telehealth Workgroup Co-Chairs. How did COVID-19 accelerate Telehealth policy, what should we expect or hope for in the near future and how did the Telehealth Workgroup get its start as far…

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