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.