Recently released 2013 WEDI report to guide health IT in coming decade

WEDI, Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Foundation, recently announced release of its 2013 report, generated in partnership with healthcare industry leaders.  The report identifies the following four critical focus areas:

•Patient Engagement: consumer (patient) engagement through improved access to pertinent healthcare information.
•Payment Models: Business, information, and data exchange requirements that will help enable payment models as they emerge.
•Data Harmonization and Exchange: Alignment of administrative and clinical information capture, linkage, and exchange.
•Innovative Encounter Models: Business and use cases for innovative encounter models that use existing and emergent technologies

The report also presents a set of recommendations for the development of healthcare information exchange over the next ten years.

See WEDI press release here, and full report at

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