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Dear WEDI members,

I want to thank everyone that joined us in Chicago last month for the Summer Forum. WEDI’s expectations were exceeded with such a record-breaking turnout and two fantastic days of conversation focused on “Bridging EDI to API: Working for Today, Preparing for Tomorrow.” I was thrilled to see both familiar and new faces, along with the excellent lineup of speakers. Thank you to all of our Workgroups, members, speakers and sponsors who made Summer Forum another “must attend” event! As always, these in person events are prominent for our industry, as the issues facing health IT and interoperability continue to unravel, impacting us all across the health care landscape. With that, I am excited to announce that WEDI will be hosting another event this Fall, which you’ll find out more about in this newsletter. Please mark your calendars, as I am looking forward to continuing the very important discussions that we’ve started this year.

In the meantime, our Workgroups are working non-stop to bring you timely webinars, whitepapers and more. Make sure you check out the webinar recaps that we have highlighted in this newsletter edition. We truly appreciate your participation in our organization and the industry as a whole. Please contact us if you’d like to learn more about how to become involved.

Charles Stellar
 WEDI President & CEO
This fall, WEDI is proud to present another premier event. Join us at the WEDI Forum 2019: Emerging Trends and Updates on Privacy and Security in Health IT on Wednesday, October 23 at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. 

The forum focuses on the current and future state of privacy and security in healthcare and how various stakeholders study and assess data security protocols to ensure data integrity and security. We invite you to attend for a day of networking and discussion geared towards uncovering best practices for navigating the Health IT and interoperability landscape.

Make your plans now to join us in Washington, D.C. on October 23 for an event you will not want to miss.
Claims 101
Monday, September 9, 2019 (1:00-2:00 p.m. ET)
The claim is the key element in our health care system for provider payment and reporting of services performed. An understanding of the electronic claims process, what data is involved, and how the data is sent from a provider’s office to a health plan is critical for providers, vendors, and other players in the EDI fields. We will provide the basics of the claim and its submission, as well as key issues facing the industry. 
WEDI is hosting this webinar  FREE for members , and non-members are also welcome to attend for a cost of $199.
Our Workgroups remain on the frontline, working diligently to bring you timely webinars on topics and issues important to interoperability and Health IT. Catch up on some of our recent and most popular webinars in the recordings below! There is no cost for these webinars for members!

All of our workgroups have special projects and activities underway, here’s just a brief highlight of a few:
  • The Telehealth Workgroup is busy working on its next white paper on the barriers to widespread adoption of telehealth. The paper is summarizing the information gathered in the fall 2018 survey completed by the workgroup. It will further explore each barrier and provide case examples of organizations that faced similar barriers and overcame them. The Telehealth Workgroup meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday at 4:00 pm EST. We continue to welcome new participants to our discussions.
  • The Acknowledgements Subworkgroup is currently in development of the 2nd edition of its Did You Know Issue Brief. Stay tuned for the updated version coming soon!
WEDI would like to thank the sponsors and exhibitors that have already signed up to be a part of the WEDI Winter Conference happening December 2-5, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. Find out more about how your organization can partner with WEDI and be a part of this event and others on our website .
WEDI, the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange and a statutory advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced the development of an industry   issue brief  to provide guidance and information on some basic misunderstandings related to acknowledgements within HIPAA transaction exchange using the ASC X12 Version 005010 (5010).

To read the full article, visit   Health Data Answers.
For nearly 30 years, WEDI has supported electronic data interchange and facilitated administrative simplification in healthcare. Conor Bagnell, Vice President, Product Management of MCG shares his perspectives on the WEDI National Conference.
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The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is the leading authority on the use of health IT to improve healthcare information exchange in order to enhance the quality of care, improve efficiency and to reduce costs of the American healthcare system. Formed in 1991 by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), WEDI was named in the 1996 HIPAA legislation as an advisor to HHS and continues to fulfill that role today.
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