2017 Summer Forum

Tuesday, August 1 - Wednesday, August 2, 2017
ADA Conference Center
211 East Chicago Avenue [map]
Chicago, IL 60611

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The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (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 to reduce costs of the American healthcare system. Formed in 1991 by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), WEDI was named in the 1996 HIPAA legislation as an advisor to HHS and continues to fulfill that role today.

Serving as a private and public industry solution to critical healthcare problems, WEDI is a coalition comprised of a cross-section of the healthcare industry: doctors, hospitals, health plans, laboratories, pharmacies, clearinghouses, dentists, vendors, government regulators and other industry stakeholders.

The 2017 Summer Forum, will take place August 1-2 2017 at the American Dental Association Conference Center in Chicago, IL. August 1 will focus on Prior Authorization while August 2 will welcome speakers to discuss some of the most significant developments in health care policy over the last 6 months, in addition to looking at pending and upcoming regulations that will greatly affect the healthcare industry.

The Summer Forum will features deep diving, informative sessions that offer you the opportunity to ask questions and offer thoughts on some of the most important issues in Health IT and interoperability. We believe your attendance would be a critical and appropriate addition as we look to continue WEDI’s mission to improve health information exchange- enhancing quality of care, improving efficiency and reducing cost.

Related Files:
Sponsorship Prospectus

Meeting Attire:
Business casual dress is suggested

Registration Fees:
These fees are available through 08/04/2017
Name Price Available To
Members $499.00   Members
Non-Members $699.00   Non-Members
Government Members $399.00   Government Member
Students $79.00   Student Members

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

By registering and attending this conference, you agree to be photographed and allow WEDI to use those pictures on the WEDI website & in WEDI social media. In addition, WEDI does not permit the recording of any sessions at the conference.

Is Media Allowed?

General Hotel Information:
Lodging: For the 2017 Summer Forum, WEDI is not maintaining a room block. Hotels near the conference center include:

• Cambria Hotel and Suites
• Ritz Carlton Chicago
• Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile
• Holiday Inn Express Chicago
• AC Hotel by Marriott Chicago Downtown
• Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Chicago
• Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago

Sponsors and Sponsorship Information:
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email:

For more information please contact:
Mr. Michael McNutt
Director, Events and Education
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI)
Phone: (202) 618-8802