Membership
Benefits

WEDI membership positions you to improve operational efficiency and increase revenue through a full system of resources, opportunities and information channels, including:

  • Access to whitepapers, issue briefs and webinars that help you understand and adapt to new regulations and a changing business environment
  • Networking opportunities with industry experts and decision-makers within the nation’s government and healthcare system
  • Access to best practices that help you succeed
  • Opportunities to influence the direction of health IT policy through participation in WEDI workgroups or public forums
  • Access to Health Committee IT Tracking
  • Regular updates on regulatory, legislative and standards changes
  • Discounted rates to WEDI’s educational programming
  • Industry news bulletins, daily newsletters and webinars that provide the latest health IT updates
  • Much more!

Premium Membership

In addition to Standard membership, WEDI now offers two Premium membership levels – Platinum and Gold. Platinum membership includes a host of high-value benefits, including high-level networking opportunities, sponsorship, promotional placement and larger discounts on WEDI events and education. 

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Corporate & Affiliate Membership Benefits

  • Full access to all information and educational resources for all employees within the Member organization.
  • Access to and participation on WEDI listserves.
  • Preferred Member discounts for all employees to WEDI conferences and events.
  • Voting privileges on association issues and Policy Advisory Group (PAG) recommendations.
  • Corporate Representative eligibility to vote for and serve on WEDI Board of Directors.
  • Opportunity to participate in and/or serve in leadership capacity on WEDI/WEDI SNIP committees, task groups and workgroups.
  • Recognition as WEDI Corporate Member on WEDI website and at all major WEDI conferences and events.
  • Link to company website from WEDI online Member directory.
  • Ability to place a banner advertisement on the WEDI home page.

Individual Member Benefits

  • Access to and participation on WEDI and WEDI SNIP Listserves
  • Access to the following WEDI publications:
    • WEDI Bulletins
    • WEDI Synopsis
    • WEDI Outlook
    • Selected documents/publications as determined by the Board of Directors
    • Participation on selected workgroups as designated by the Board of Directors
  • Opportunity to participate in and/or serve in leadership capacity on WEDI/WEDI SNIP committees, task groups and workgroups.
  • Discounts to WEDI conferences and events
  • Voting privileges on association issues and Policy Advisory Group (PAG) recommendations.

Testimonials

Find out what current WEDI members are saying about the benefits of membership.

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“I found WEDI to be a multi-stakeholder organization that provides an arena on a national level where providers, payers, clearinghouses and vendors can share expertise, gain consensus, find willing trading partners for new pilots and most importantly have a voice in the many healthcare regulatory mandates coming our way.  This is of critical value to us as a large multi-hospital, multi-specialty healthcare provider where we must continually modify our IT systems to keep ourselves current and maximize efficiency.”

Nancy Sanchez-Caro
Montefiore Medical Center


“WEDI has provided the critical leadership to help identify and solve the multitude of complex challenges facing the healthcare industry as it moves forward rapidly with the implementation of health information technology requirements ... WEDI promotes positive transformation, and most importantly, fosters consensus between divergent interests in order to move toward stronger, unified industry solutions.”

Robert Tennant
Medical Group Management Association


“The organization provides a forum for all types of trading partners to come together in a very transparent fashion to openly discuss and collaborate on some very complex issues that are challenging our industry.  It gives us a voice and allows us to hear the voices of our trading partners, thus creating an atmosphere for all to better understand the more global challenges and together come conclusions that result in a win-win situation for all.”

Gale Scott
EDI Regulatory Compliance Administrator
Information Technologies
Tampa General Hospital


“We have been pleased to create many strong relationships and to pay forward in the health care industry by contributing to the advancement of health care through information technology standards.   With WEDI’s unique membership blend of payers, providers and vendors, it is an organization that does make a difference.”

Edward A. Hafner
MEC Group Head - Client Services and Engineering, Foresight and Proginet Groups, TIBCO Software




Benefits of Participation

  • Provide you with valuable business contacts and information resources within the WEDI network of key industry and government decision-makers.
  • Increase your personal competency and knowledge regarding electronic commerce in healthcare.
  • Enhance your organization's competitiveness and recognition in the marketplace.
  • Increase your organization's overall efficiency and 'bottom line' results.
  • Keep you and your organization fully informed of the issues, options and strategies being reviewed, thus aiding you directly in your own corporate and organizational planning.
  • Provide you with direct input into the process for identifying, developing, and implementing the policies and standards to be selected. 

WEDI Provides These Programs and Services to You

Annual Conferences - Twice a year in the spring and fall, WEDI convenes industry and government leaders in national forums focused upon issue briefings, policy updates, interactive discussions and educational topics. These events are highly valued as two of the industry's key sources for becoming informed and establishing important contacts with leading corporate and governmental decision-makers and suppliers.

Educational Forums - In addition to the Annual Conferences, WEDI conducts educational forums on a variety of issues impacting our members and the healthcare industry. These programs provide you with an opportunity to meet and interact with key decision-makers of the healthcare EDI industry and to get your views heard. The topics focus on subjects and regulatory actions of interest and importance to our members.

Policy Advisory Groups (PAGs) - WEDI currently supports and facilitates several industry advisory groups specifically created to address issues related to the developing and implementing of electronic commerce standards, regulatory proposals stemming from HIPAA '96, and other emerging healthcare industry issues. This is your opportunity to become directly involved in evaluating options and preparing specific recommendations for consideration by government and industry officials responsible for proposing healthcare standards.

Government Relations - Keeping our members informed of pending legislative and regulatory issues is a priority for WEDI. Our objective is to develop and maintain a two-way flow of information between regulatory officials and our membership. With the active assistance of our members, WEDI will monitor governmental activity at the federal and state levels, advising you of legislation and regulations that may impact your organization's business interests. We will ensure that the input and concerns of our members will be communicated to the appropriate officials in a timely manner.

Information Access - Providing our members with information of value and relevance, is one of our major objectives. To do this, we utilize educational forums, our Annual Conference, the website, special member bulletins, white papers, Policy Advisory Group (PAG) meetings, and other communication vehicles as appropriate. Your active participation as a WEDI member will ensure that you are fully informed on key industry issues and standards developments as they occur.

Website - Information is one of our most important services. As a leading advocate of electronic commerce and communications, WEDI is committed to providing its members with timely access to information of value via its website. This is a key resource for you and your organization to receive information on industry meetings, educational programs, technical reports from our Policy Advisory Groups and committees, member benefits and services and legislative/regulatory updates.