WEDI 2011 Fall Conference

Monday, October 24 - Thursday, October 27, 2011
Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor
300 Light St.
Baltimore 21202

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Advance registration is now closed. Onsite registrations will be accepted at the conference registration desk located at the entrance of the Constellation Ballroom Foyer.

WEDI is pleased to thank our conference sponsors and exhibitors.

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors
Avior Computing,

Coffee Break Sponsor
The SSI Group, Inc.,

Avior Computing,
Axiom Systems, Inc,
Health Language,
ViPS, a General Dynamics Information Technology Company,

Join healthcare industry leaders from across the nation October 24-27, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, as they address front line issues of primary concern to the healthcare industry. Topics will cover HIPAA Implementation, including Transactions, 5010, ICD-10, Attachments, Privacy and Security; Interoperability issues; EHRs. The main conference will run Tuesday, October 25, 2011, to Thursday, October 27, 2011.

Session Topics Include:
*OESS/CMS Update
*CMS, Medicare & Medicaid 5010 Migration Update
*OCR Keynote Address
*All Payer Database
*The Final Journey: 5010 Migration & Testing
*An Architectural Approach to ICD-10
*Canada ICD-10 Experience 10: A Picture of the Data after the Implementation
*ICD-10 Financial Neutrality, Part2--What's Fact, What's Fiction
*ICD-10: Observations from the Field
*Claims Attachments
*Accounting of Disclosures/Access Report
*NIST HIPAA Security Toolkit
*How are the Providers Doing with EHR Implementation?
*EHR Implementation Challenges: Meaningful Use, ICD 10, Health Care Reform and Vendor Preparedness

WEDI Pre-Conference Events:
WEDI will hold two concurrent Pre-Conference events, scheduled for Monday, October 24.

WEDI Pre-Conference: Health Care Reform Affordable Care Act
What's on the Horizon: WEDI Seeks your Input
This Pre-conference Forum will serve as a highly interactive forum to solicit audience feedback on: Health Plan Claim Edits, Standardizing Provider Enrollment, Expanding the Reach of HIPAA, and Benefits Exchange.

Section 10109 of the Affordable Care Act requires consideration of additional administrative simplification activities and items by January 1, 2012. WEDI will use this Pre-conference Forum to begin discussion on these topics and solicit industry input for potential WEDI comments. Each session will begin with a short presentation on the topic and will be followed by highly interactive audience discussion. The program will run from 8:30 AM - 5PM, and include continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks.
*$330 WEDI Member
*$350 Non Member

Health Information Exchange Pre-Conference. WEDI is expanding its current service offerings to support the evolution of Health Information Exchange in the industry. The intent is to provide a forum for HIE Executives, federal and state leaders, vendors and HIE technical specialists to identify and tackle the real-life issues facing fledgling HIE organizations as this sector grows and matures. Government and market pressures will require HIE organizations to react quickly to constant change. As with other government sponsored directives and regulations, such as HIPAA, WEDI will provide a mechanism for HIE stakeholders to collaboratively work together in addressing the many issues that are surfacing and make recommendations to the industry and government on how to solve specific topics. If you are an HIE stakeholder looking to connect with others in this sector to solve the business, technical and operational issues of HIE, you will not want to miss this opportunity. More details and an agenda will be released late August.

The program will run from 9AM - 5PM, and include lunch and refreshment breaks.
*$315 WEDI Member
*$345 Non Member

In addition to these WEDI sponsored events, a Health IT Certification Pre-Conference will also be held on October 24. Advance your Professional Competency for Electronic Health Record (EHR), Personal Health Record (PHR), Health Information Exchange (HIE), at WEDI’s National Conference.

WEDI has partnered with Health IT Certification to offer a one-day pre-conference training program that can be complemented by online courses and certification examinations in HIT, EHR, and HIE to prepare individuals with the competency to be successful in implementing and achieving successful use of these complex IT initiatives. The one-day training program presents the four courses common to all three certification tracks. Students are able to complete their training and examination for certification online. Both the in-person training and online offerings are presented at a special discounted price for WEDI members, as well as being offered to the public. All of the course content has been updated for the Stimulus Bill, Meaningful Use, ACA and current information available on implementation.

4-Course Pre-Conference rates:

WEDI Member $495
Non Member $595

Rates for Remaining CPHIT,CPHIE,CPEHR Curriculum
(6 courses) and examination online

WEDI Member $595*
Non Member $695*

* Must register for the four course Pre-Conference to receive this discounted price. Contact Patti Sanderson at to register for remaining curriculum.

For detailed information about the course content and faculty, visit

Related Files:
Sponsorship, Exhibit, Attendee Giveaway, and Vendor Information Session Opportunities (updated 9.15.11)
HIT Certification Pre-Conference Agenda
WEDI Fall Conference Agenda, Includes Pre-Conference Events, Updated 10.18.11

Registration Includes:
All conference participants will receive a USB flash drive, preloaded with presentations, speaker biographies, and other conference materials.

Meeting Attire:
Business Casual

Registration Fees:
These fees are available through 10/19/2011
Name Price Available To
Standard Member $1,055.00   Members
Standard Add'l Member $955.00   Members
Standard Non Member $1,185.00   eMember
Standard Add'l Non Member $1,135.00   eMember


Special Events
Name Price Available To
Health IT Certification Pre-Conference  
     1 - WEDI Member $495.00   Members
     2 - Non Member $595.00   eMember
WEDI Pre-Conference: Health Care Reform Affordable Care Act - What's on the Horizon: WEDI Seeks your Input  
     1 - WEDI Member $330.00   Members
     2 - Non Member $350.00   eMember
WEDI Pre-Conference Event: Health Information Exchange  
     1 - WEDI Member $315.00   Members
     2 - Non Member $345.00   eMember

Cancellation and Other Policies:
WEDI does not accept cancellations, but substitute attendees are permitted with payment of a $15 processing fee. If you wish to make a substitution, please contact Patti Sanderson at

General Hotel Information:
The WEDI 2011 Fall Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland. Unfortunately, our block of discounted rooms has sold out. The hotel may have additional rooms available at a higher rate. To check availability or make a reservation, please visit or call 888-421-1442.

A limited number of rooms are available at the discounted rate of $169/night at the Hilton Baltimore, which is located at 401 West Pratt Street--a short walk from the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. To make a reservation at the Hilton Baltimore, please call 1-800-445-8667 and request the WEDI group rate. You may also visit and book online. The deadline to reserve your room is 9/30, but the block may sell out prior to this date.