Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 02, 2013
Robert Tagalicod, Director, Office of E‐Health Standards and Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), released a statement in the July 1 CMS eHealth News Updates eNewsletter praising WEDI’s progress on the 2013 WEDI Report. The report aims to identify the impacts of administrative and clinical technologies on the healthcare industry and the likely role of emergent technologies. Tagalicod serves as one of the 15 members of the 2013 WEDI Report Executive Steering Committee, led by former Secretary of HHS, The Honorable Louis W. Sullivan, M.D.
The WEDI Report Executive Steering Committee met in April 2013 to discuss the issues and identify megatrends that should be addressed in the 2013 WEDI Report.
“I am honored to be serving as a member of the WEDI Report Executive Steering Committee, along with other representatives from government, healthcare, and corporate organizations,” states Tagalicod in the article. “I look forward to working with my colleagues across the industry over the next several months to create a report that will set new guidelines for securing safe and secure information exchange. We hope that by addressing these issues we will provide solutions to barriers that ensure that the right data gets to the right place at the right time. With my colleagues at WEDI providing the roadmap, I am confident that we will.”
Read full CMS eHealth News Updates enewsletter at: http://www.cms.gov/eHealth/ListServ_Goals_2013_WEDI_Report.html.
Learn more about the WEDI Report: http://www.wedi.org/topics/2013-wedi-report.
Join a WEDI Report Workgroup: http://www.wedi.org/workgroups/2013-wedi-report-workgroups.
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 reduce costs of our nation’s healthcare system. WEDI was formed in 1991 by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and was designated in the 1996 HIPAA legislation as an advisor to HHS. WEDI’s membership includes a broad coalition of organizations, including: hospitals, providers, health plans, vendors, government agencies, consumers, not-for-profit organizations, and standards bodies.
About the 2013 WEDI Report
On the 20th anniversary of the original WEDI Report, WEDI is bringing together healthcare, corporate and government organizations to create an updated WEDI Report to guide the future of health information exchange. The 2013 WEDI Report is overseen by a WEDI Report Executive Steering Committee consisting of representatives from 15 organizations representing healthcare, corporate, and government organizations, and led as Honorary Chair by former Secretary of HHS, The Honorable Louis W. Sullivan, M.D, who established WEDI in 1991.
The 2013 WEDI Report will identify the impacts of administrative and clinical technologies on the healthcare industry since 1993 and the likely role of emergent technologies in the years ahead. High-level lessons learned and the impact of technology and market forces on the original recommendations will also be documented in the updated report.
WEDI Report’s Founding Sponsors are Availity, McKesson, RTI, URAC, Verizon, the WEDI Foundation and WEX.