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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.

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Resources

Say “Hey!” to Project US@ – a Unified Specification for Address in Health Care

December 7, 2020

Knowledge Center The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in collaboration with Health Level 7 (HL7), the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), and X12 (along with the other standards development organizations (SDOs) and along with WEDI and members of the Health Standards Collaborative (HSC)) have agreed to develop a unified…

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Episode 15: No More Surprises! A Chat with HBMA Executive Director Kurt Gallagher

December 7, 2020

Knowledge Center Matthew welcomes HBMA Executive Director Kurt Gallagher to the program. The two discuss the problems with out of network (surprise) billing and where the responsibility lies. Kurt also addresses HBMA’s thoughts on the future of healthcare post-COVID, particularly how Telehealth will be viewed and managed by the industry.

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Comment Letter: Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (RIN 0991- AC24)

December 7, 2020

Knowledge Center WEDI is a named advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), a frequent commenter on administrative simplification regulations, and a multi-stakeholder organization comprised of health plans, providers, vendors, standards development organizations, and government representatives. Our…

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WEDI Announces New 2021 Board of Directors

November 24, 2020

Knowledge Center Broad range of perspectives comprised of payers, providers, government regulators and industry vendors lead HHS advisor’s governing body WASHINGTON, D.C. — November 24, 2020 — WEDI, the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in health care information exchange and a statutory advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and…

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Episode 14: Teamwork Makes the (Healthcare) Dream Work. A Conversation with Mary Grealy of the Healthcare Leadership Council

November 23, 2020

Knowledge Center Matthew welcomes Mary Grealy, President of the Healthcare Leadership Council, for a fantastic conversation on how collaboration in the industry can truly usher in a new age in healthcare innovation. Mary discusses HLC’s upcoming Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan, the recently announced Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, and how COVID-19 highlighted (and exacerbated)…

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Cybersecurity Resources

November 20, 2020

Knowledge Center Viruses, malware and hackers pose a threat to the entire health care system. The American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) have curated resources and tips to protect patient health records and other data from cyberattacks. AMA/AHA resource: Working from home during COVID-19 pandemic AMA/AHA resource: Technology Considerations for the…

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