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WEDI Identified as Part of HHS Strategy in “Principles And Strategy For Accelerating Health Information Exchange” Report

August 14, 2013

WEDI was recently named in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Principles and Strategy for Accelerating Health Information Exchange (HIE) report as one of the organizations with whom the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to coordinate within the three categories for accelerating HIE - Accelerating HIE, Advancing Standards and Interoperability and Consumer/Patient Engagement.  

The report is partially based on feedback collected from the Advancing Interoperability and HIE request for information (RFI) and comments derived from a comprehensive survey created and distributed by WEDI in March 2013. The WEDI survey collected feedback and additional recommendations related to consumer/patient engagement and HHS’ proposed growth strategies as a means to measure the industry’s response to the CMS/ONC RFI released earlier that month. 

The Principles and Strategy for Accelerating HIE report is available online at: http://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/acceleratinghieprinciples_strategy.pdf

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Mario Marzette
Director of Marketing
WEDI
202.618.8792
mmarzette@wedi.org