electronic data interchange

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Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

a method by which two or more autonomous computer systems exchange computer-readable transaction data. It is possible even when the computers use different operating systems. It is the key factor in achieving automated medical records that can be shared electronically among providers.


The use of structured electronic messages or email to transfer lab results, prescriptions, etc., from one computer system or setting to another.

electronic data interchange

Informatics A standard transmission format for 'secure' bidirectional flow of information between health care providers and reimbursement agencies/entities and other health care providers. See Telemedicine.

e·lec·tron·ic da·ta in·ter·change

(EDI) (ĕ-lek-tron'ik dā'tă in'tĕr-chānj)
In health care information services, provision of patients' data in a format useable to both sender and receiver.
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Bechtel holds several leadership positions in the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), and is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)/Association for Electronic Health Care Transactions (AFEHCT) Advisory Council.
Tempesco told the panel that ICD 10 implementation within the healthcare industry would require a tremendous amount of coordination with healthcare providers, payers, electronic data interchange clearinghouses and the multitude of medical software and ancillary service providers because of their inherent interdependencies.
MINNEAPOLIS -- SPS Commerce, the leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), announced today that Classic Sport, a leading manufacturer of equipment for team sports and recreational table games, has selected SPS Commerce as Classic Sport's exclusive EDI solution to connect with all of its major trading partners.
MINNEAPOLIS -- SPS Commerce, the leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), today announced the acquisition of Owens Direct, a privately-held EDI service based in Lexington, Kentucky.
Misys Healthcare Systems, a market leader in healthcare IT, today announced that its electronic data interchange (EDI) clearinghouse has received full accreditation by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC).
It utilizes electronic data interchange to communicate an Advanced Ship Notice (ASN) to the DoD's Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) network.

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