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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.


Electronic Payments: Guiding Principles

August 23, 2016

Knowledge Center The opportunities for improved efficiency and cost-savings associated with industry adoption of the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) transaction are well established. However, despite having a national standard and supporting operating rules, ACH EFT is significantly underutilized by the industry, with the most recent CAQH Index® reporting that only 61.4%…

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Maximizing the Potential of Genomic Information to Improve Care Coordination and Health Outcomes

August 23, 2016

Knowledge Center Genomic medicine offers the potential to greatly improve medical practice by tailoring the preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic care available to each patient. However, this potential depends on high-quality data that can be readily accessed and applied in the patient care setting. Although improvements to electronic health records (EHRs) have been made, much work…

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Innovative Encounters: A Primer

July 19, 2016

Knowledge Center The purpose of this issue brief is to provide a baseline understanding of innovative encounters and telehealth in today’s health care system. A WEDI definition of telehealth will be established. An overview will be provided about the delivery of telehealth, including who provides the services, what services are provided and where services are…

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ICD-10 Post-implementation Survey Results

May 2, 2016

Knowledge Center WEDI has been conducting ICD-10-CM/ICD-10-PCS (ICD-10) readiness surveys since 2009 to gauge the status of industry implementation progress. On Oct. 1, 2015, the industry converted to ICD-10 in what some have called a non-eventful transition. In order to assess why the transition went so well and to leverage lessons learned for future large…

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Testing Lessons Learned from ICD-10

April 29, 2016

Knowledge Center The ICD-10 migration was by most accounts highly successful despite its enormity of scope and effort. Testing was an integral part of this success. Many of the lessons learned from this effort can be applied to implementation of future mandates. The information collected in this issue brief should serve as a starting point…

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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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