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Episode 147: Education, Empowerment and Engagement: How Digital Tools are Improving the Patient Experience. Amanda Bury, Infermedica

October 22, 2018

Five new members join multi-stakeholder board to lead industry efforts in advancing use of health IT

WASHINGTON, DC — October 22, 2018 — WEDI, the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange and a trusted advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced today the election of five new board members to its Board of Directors, as well as the re-election of eight previous board members to serve two-year terms.

“The WEDI Board of Directors represents a diverse cross-section of the industry including payers, providers, government regulators and industry vendors,” said Charles W. Stellar, president and CEO of WEDI. “This group of executives will strategically drive the organization’s endeavors to promote the use of health IT in improving healthcare information exchange – enhancing quality of care, improving efficiency and reducing costs.”

New board members include:

  1. Matthew Albright, Zelis Healthcare
  2. Suzanne Lestina, American Hospital Association
  3. Rick A. Moore, NCQA
  4. Bryan Morgenthaler, United Healthcare
  5. Sandra Stuart, Kaiser Permanente

Re-elected board members include:

  1. Pam Grosze, PNC Bank
  2. David Haugen, Minnesota Department of Health
  3. Scott Herbst, Availity
  4. Gail Kocher, BCBS Association
  5. Thomas Meyers, America’s Health Insurance Plans
  6. Jean Narcisi, American Dental Association
  7. Teresa Rivera, Utah Health Information Network
  8. Nancy Spector, American Medical Association (chair-elect)

Standing and appointed board members include:

  1. Adele Allison, DST Health Care
  2. Stacey Barber, ASC X12
  3. Robert Bowman, CAQH CORE
  4. Laurie Burckhardt, WPS Insurance
  5. Laura Darst, Mayo Clinic (Immediate Past Chair)
  1. Durwin Day, Health Care Service Corporation
  2. Lorraine Doo, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  3. Jay Eisenstock, WEDI (Chair)
  4. Crystal Ewing, Waystar
  5. Ed Hafner, Change Healthcare
  6. Charles Jaffe, Health Level Seven HL7
  7. John Kelly, Edifecs
  8. Amy Neves, Aetna
  9. Ryan Reddick, Anthem
  10. Erin Richardson, Federation of American Hospitals
  11. Samuel E. Rubenstein, Montefiore Medical Center
  12. Charles Stellar, WEDI
  13. Lee Ann Stember, NCPDP
  14. Robert Tennant, Medical Group Management Association
  15. Laurie Woodrome, LabCorp

For more information on the WEDI Board of Directors, visit the WEDI website.

About WEDI

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 and LinkedIn.

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