WEDI Names Laurie Darst, Jay Eisenstock to Lead Board of Directors
April 4, 2017
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) announced the election of Laurie Darst as chair and Jay Eisenstock as chair-elect of the board of directors.
The Reston, Va.-based organization is a national not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder organization that promotes the use of information technology to improve healthcare information exchange. 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.
In the role as the 2017 chair of WEDI’s board, Darst, revenue cycle regulatory advisor with the Mayo Clinic, will help lead the multi-stakeholder board as the organization moves forward in its efforts to promote the use of health IT to improve healthcare information exchange – enhancing quality of care, improving efficiency and reducing costs.
“WEDI’s broad and diverse membership, comprised of providers, payers, vendors, standards organizations and state and federal government, has a long history of leveraging consensus-building and collaboration to identify solutions to the challenges facing our industry,” Darst said in a prepared statement. “In this year of turmoil and change to the nation’s healthcare system, as a named advisor to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in the HIPAA legislation, WEDI is uniquely positioned to have a significant impact on critical data exchange issues.”
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