At their 2012 Fall Conference, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) awarded a distinguished service award to David Ginsberg our CEO of PrivaPlan for being a co-chair of the Privacy and Security strategic national implementation plan workgroup! Congrats David!
The WEDI 2012 Fall Conference, “Health IT Business & Policy Impact,” was held on October 22-25 in Reston, Virginia, offering educational content delivered by the nation’s leading healthcare experts, designed to position organizations to deftly handle key health IT topics now and in the near future. Conference attendees include CEO’s, CTOs, operations and IT directors, health IT consultants and health affairs officials from hospitals, healthcare systems, health plans, government organizations, associations and technology vendors.
More information below about WEDI from www.wedi.org
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) was established in 1991 in response to a challenge from then Secretary of Health and Human Services, Louis Sullivan, MD. The challenge was to bring together a consortium of leaders within the healthcare industry to identify practical strategies for reducing administrative costs in healthcare through the implementation of EDI. WEDI quickly became a major advocate in promoting the acceptance and implementation of the standardization of administrative and financial health care data.
WEDI continued its EDI advocacy and helped secure passage of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996. WEDI’s unique position and influence was acknowledged in its designation in the HIPAA legislation as an advisor to the Secretary and as a facilitator of industry consensus on the implementation and fulfillment of this mandate.
Today, WEDI’s membership includes providers, health plans, consumers, vendors, government organizations, and standards groups committed to the implementation of electronic commerce in healthcare and EDI standards for the healthcare industry. Regulatory officials from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights and other government entities attend and participate in WEDI forums to benefit from the alternative approaches and consensus-based recommendations generated by the industry representatives. WEDI provides a broad-based interactive forum for healthcare executives, managers and advisors to utilize in addressing the business issues and policy formulation critical to their industry.