The healthcare IT community and business professionals in the US can now get their information on the Health Insurance Privacy and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in a new wikipedia format.

The HIPAApedia – the first dedicated educational wiki for the healthcare IT community and business professionals – provides an outlet to network and share knowledge, according to website sponsor Edifecs.

The website provides an online platform for mutual and efficient exchange of ideas, acknowledging HIPAA 5010 migration issues.

It will benefit payers, providers and clearinghouses, allowing links between people with similar interests. covers topics such as regulatory processes, standards, EDI transactions, code sets and identifiers and administrative simplification.

Problems related to the complexities of electronic healthcare information, issues of transaction migration and code set upgrades taking place from 2009 will also be covered.

By staff writer.