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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.

Resources

Podcast Episode 36: Nearing the Goal Line Against COVID-19 with Dr. William Winkenwerder, Chairman of CitiusTech and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

May 18, 2021

Knowledge Center Matthew sits down and discusses the vaccine rollout with Dr. William Winkenwerder, Chairman of CitiusTech, former CEO of Highmark Health, and the former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs under George W. Bush. What needs to be done to get America past the goal line in our battle against COVID-19 and what…

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Providers supportive of push to overhaul HIPAA, but air serious concerns about data privacy, timing

May 11, 2021

Knowledge Center IT vendors were split on shortening the window, with HIMSS calling 15 days a “reasonable measure of timeliness” for a request. But CHIME commented the reduction “will not always be feasible and could add costs to the healthcare system,” suggesting regulators should document exceptions. Organizations should continue to have 30 days given the…

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Podcast Episode 35: WEDI Workgroup Spotlight; Provider Information Subworkgroup

May 10, 2021

Knowledge Center Everyday, WEDI members volunteer their time and talent to WEDI workgroups to provide thoughtful leadership and common-sense approaches that enhance the exchange of clinical and administrative healthcare information. They collect input, exchange ideas, and make recommendations that inspire impactful and far-reaching change in our industry. This week, Matthew speaks with Michelle Barry, Co-Chair…

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WEDI Comments: Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to Support, and Remove Barriers to, Coordinated Care and Individual Engagement

May 6, 2021

Knowledge Center WEDI is pleased to submit the following comments in response to the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) entitled, “Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to Support, and Remove Barriers to, Coordinated Care and Individual Engagement,” published on January 21, 2021. We believe modifying the current Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act…

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Podcast Episode 34: Health Information Exchanges, Our Public Health Utility with Lisa Bari, SHIEC CEO

May 3, 2021

Knowledge Center The work of Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) is vast and diverse, from SDoH to public health/pandemic response and so much more. This week, Matthew welcomes Lisa Bari, CEO of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative  (SHIEC), a national collaborative representing more than 81 health information exchanges (HIEs). SHIEC member HIEs serve 95% of…

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ONC: Information Blocking Opens Doors for Interoperability

April 29, 2021

Knowledge Center ONC’s Micky Tripathi led a recent information blocking event  hosted by WEDI, to give healthcare stakeholders his thoughts on the present and future of the information blocking regulations. Read the full article linked below.

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