WEDI Announces 24th Annual National Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, announces its 24th Annual National Conference convening top leaders in healthcare information technology seeking to engage in strategic discussions about the future of electronic health data interchange. The four-day event will take place at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona from May 18-21, 2015 and will feature a an opening keynote presentation from Dr. Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the United States on “A Vision of the Future of Technology and Medicine.”

“WEDI’s 2015 National Conference is one of the most innovative, game-changing healthcare events and continues to spur enormous industry impact year after year,” said Devin Jopp, Ed.D, WEDI president and CEO. “In addition to Dr. Carmona’s keynote and our stellar lineup of speakers presenting on actionable industry topics, we’re excited to enhance the attendee experience with the conference’s never-before-seen programs and features.”

General sessions of the four-day conference will include an influential array of speakers on critical topic areas, such as:

Additionally, educational sessions throughout the conference will cover a range of health IT topics in concurrent breakout session categories:

  1. ICD-10: Testing and Launch Preparations;
  2. New Payment Models Implementation;
  3. BIG Data;
  4. Maximizing Transactions for Value;
  5. Innovations in HIE; and
  6. Patient Identification.

“WEDI has proven to be a great forum for intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs to meet,” said Dan Kazzaz, Chief Executive Officer, Secure Exchange Solutions. “Regardless of whether you are coming to educate or learn, the WEDI conference is the place to be.”

The event is open to all interested healthcare stakeholders across provider, payer, vendor and government entities. Both WEDI members and non-members can register online for the conference with group discounts available. Conference registration also includes access to the May 18 National Summit on Privacy and Security and Patient Engagement.

In conjunction with the conference, WEDI will be hosting a Golf Tournament on May 17 at the Talking Stick Golf Course for attendees to join fellow attendees and WEDI staff for a fun networking event with prizes available. For more information on the tournament and conference, visit the conference website.

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 reduce costs of our nation’s healthcare system. WEDI was 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 organizations, including: hospitals, providers, health plans, vendors, government agencies, consumers, not-for-profit organizations, and standards development organizations. To learn more, visit and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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