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Knowledge Center

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.


What is the Difference Between a Health Plan and a Payer?

July 24, 2014

Knowledge Center The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) has conducted ongoing conversations with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) and through those discussions, identified that there are differences in verbiage usage between the terms “health plan” and “payer”. By and large, the healthcare industry tends to use the terms “health plan” and “payer”…

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Health Identification Card Implementation Guide

April 28, 2011

Knowledge Center This implementation guide specifies WEDI Health Identification Card Implementation of the American National Standard, Identification Cards—Health Care Identification Cards, INCITS 284 as revised. INCITS is accredited by ANSI. This Guide specifies uniform information, appearance, and technology.

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