SmartBrief Partners with the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) to Deliver Vital News to the Health Care Industry

WASHINGTON, DC –February 15, 2012- SmartBrief, Inc. launched a digital media news service today in partnership with The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the leading authority on how Health IT can be used to improve the efficiency, quality and cost-effectiveness of the American health care system.

The digital news service called Health IT SmartBrief will contain daily industry news for WEDI members and other professionals specializing in health IT. The partnership will save these professionals time and keep them informed of industry developments by delivering “must-read” news directly to their inboxes.

WEDI is an organization that provides leadership and guidance to the health care industry by leveraging and facilitating improvements in information exchange and the health care industry’s collective technology, knowledge and expertise. WEDI also serves as the primary catalyst for the identification and resolution of obstacles that impede the growth of information exchange and management within the health care industry.

SmartBrief is an online media publishing company that gives readers a competitive edge by providing relevant, timely and reliable content as efficiently as possible. SmartBrief filters thousands of sources daily to create customized e-mail publications in partnership with more than 180 trade associations, professional societies, nonprofits and companies. The most relevant industry news is chosen by SmartBrief’s editorial staff and summarized. SmartBrief distributes the news via its e-mail newsletters, the SmartBrief web site and the SmartBrief Android and iPhone apps.

Dr. Devin A Jopp, President & CEO of WEDI stated, “WEDI and its membership are dedicated to improving the exchange of health care information.  Every day, WEDI’s members volunteer their time and talent to help provide thought leadership and common sense approaches to how health IT can be leveraged to enhance the exchange of clinical and administrative information.  We’re very pleased to be able to partner with SmartBrief in order to further extend the incredible educational resources that WEDI has to offer and to provide the health care industry with the latest news and industry trends on health care information exchange and management”.

Rick Stamberger, CEO of SmartBrief, Inc. added, “Working with its partners, SmartBrief provides a valued communications and information service for industry professionals. Through our partnership with WEDI, SmartBrief will be dedicated to providing the health care industry with the latest news and industry trends so that they can focus on their main objective, improving health care information exchange and management.”

To subscribe to Health IT SmartBrief, and stay on top of the most relevant news affecting health care information exchange, please visit http://www.smartbrief.com/hit. For more information about WEDI please visit http://www.wedi.org .

If you are interested in learning how a partnership with SmartBrief can benefit your organization, visit http://corp.SmartBrief.com/services or email partnerwithSB@smartbrief.com to learn more.

About SmartBrief

SmartBrief is the leading online publisher of targeted business news and information in more than 25 industries. By combining technology with human editorial expertise, SmartBrief filters thousands of sources daily to deliver the most relevant industry news in partnership with more than 180 trade associations, professional societies, nonprofits and companies. With an audience of more than 4 million senior executives, thought leaders and informed industry professionals, SmartBrief is the essential resource for “must-read” industry news.

About WEDI

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 our nation’s healthcare system.  WEDI 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 organization, including: hospitals, providers, health plans, vendors, government agencies, consumers, not-for-profit organizations and standards development organizations. 

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SmartBrief

Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange

Contact:
Joe Webster
SmartBrief
Director of Marketing
202-470-1180
 
Ann Marie Railing
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI)
Vice President, Regional and Special Programs
703-391-2718
 

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