WEDI Announces Open Registration for Annual Fall Conference

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, announced today that registration is open for its annual fall conference, WEDI-Con 2014: The Next Level of Health IT Efficiency. WEDI-Con 2014 will take place at the HYATT Regency in Reston, Virginia from October 20-23, 2014.

Each year, WEDI-Con attracts healthcare leaders looking to network and collaborate with a diverse cross-section of the industry including payers, providers, government regulators and industry vendors. Keynote speakers, Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, national coordinator for health information technology; Harry Greenspun, senior advisor at the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Deloitte LLP; Steven J. Stack, MD, immediate past chair, American Medical Association (AMA) and emergency physician; and Harry Reynolds, director of health industry transformation, IBM Global Healthcare and Life Science Industry, headline a distinguished line-up of presenters. At this year’s four-day conference, sessions will cover a range of health IT topics, including:

–          New payment model implementation;

–          Health plan identification (HPID);

–          ICD-10 transition;

–          Transactions and operating rules; and

–          Patient engagement strategies.

Within these tracks, discussions will consist of key business drivers, impact of new models of payment and delivery, privacy and security issues, the impact of mobile technologies, transaction and code sets, among others.

“The discussions planned for this year’s annual fall conference are invaluable as they represent the shift towards the integration of both clinical and administrative information systems across the care continuum which are driving opportunities for new efficiencies and greater patient care,” said Devin Jopp, Ed.D, WEDI president and CEO.  “Our keynote speakers are leaders in healthcare reform through technology and are influential in pushing our nation’s efforts forward.”

WEDI-Con 2014 event registration is open to WEDI members and non-members. Healthcare stakeholders with specific experience in the discussion topics and at try as well as other stakeholders that ment in healthcare cost above are encouraged to submit a speaking proposal to share their experience, successes, and ideas. Notification of acceptance will occur on or before June 27, 2014. To register for attendance, sponsorship or to submit a speaking proposal, please click here. Early bird specials are available for registrations made online through June 30, 2014.

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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