WEDI Annual Spring Conference 2018

Monday, May 21 - Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick
Scottsdale, AZ

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.

WEDI conferences showcase best practices, emerging trends and case studies in Health IT. Our goal is to bring together the brightest minds in the industry to give talks that are idea-focused, foster learning and provoke conversations that matter.

Some of the session title and speakers at WEDI's Annual Spring Conference:
FBI Cybersecurity Overview, Special Agent Paul Schaaf (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Cybersecurity for an Interconnected Healthcare System: The Public-Private Partnership, Greg Garcia (Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council)

A Look at ONC's Initiatives, Current and on the Horizon, Dr. Donald Rucker (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology)

A Look at Health IT's Biggest Stories with Politico's Arthur Allen and Health Data Management's Fred Bazzoli

2017 CAQH Index®: A Report of Industry Progress towards Adoption of Electronic Transactions and Cost Savings, Reid Kiser (CAQH CORE)

All Together Now; Applying the Lesson of FFS to Streamline Adoption of Value Based Payment, Erin Weber (CAQH CORE)

FHIR in the Desert; The Da Vinci Project, Overview, Mission, Goals and Timelines, Viet Nguyen (Health Service Platform Consortium) and Sagran Moodley (UHC)

As Hype Turns into Reality; What Role will Blockchain Play for Payers?, Erik Pupo (Accenture) and Kyle Culver (Humana)

All Payer Claims Database; AListening Session, Matt Hoffman (UHIN) and Denise Love (NAHDO)

Additionally, on May 21, WEDI will host two summits on Attachments and Privacy, Security and Cybersecurity in Health IT.

Tentative Agenda (Subject to Change)
Monday, May 21, 2018
- Privacy & Security Summit, 9:00am - 2:30pm
- Attachments Summit, 9:00am - 2:30pm
- WEDI Workgroup and Subworkgroup Working Meetings (Open to WEDI and Non-members)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 and Wednesday, May 23, 2018
General and Breakout Sessions focusing on:
- Women Leadership in HIT
- Blockchain
- Prior Authorization
- A Session on Health IT hosted by Politico and Health Data Management
- 2017 CAQH Index Report
- Attachments

Related Files:

Conference Agenda
Proposition Letter
2018 Vendor Prospectus

Who Should Attend:

Health IT Professionals including but not limited to:
• Corporate Level Executives (CEO, CFO, CHIO, CTO, CIO, CISO, etc)
• Senior Executive/ Management (R&D, Product Development, Info Security)
• Director Level (Medical Affairs, Health IT, R&C, Information Services, eHealth Standards)
• Plus, EDI Professionals, Solutions and Systems Analysts, Policy Advisors, Project Managers)

Meeting Attire:

Attire for the conference is business casual

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 05/23/2018
Name Price Available To
Members $1,375.00   Members
Non-Members $1,775.00   Non-Members
Government $699.00   Government Member
Student $0.00   Must present a valid student ID upon check-in
Faculty $450.00   Staff or Faculty at an Institute of Higher Education


Special Events

Name Price Available To
Attachments Summit  
     Attachments Summit $250.00   Members & Non-Members
     Attachments Summit Only $500.00   Members & Non-Members
Privacy and Security Summit  
     Attending the Conference $250.00   Members & Non-Members
     Summit Only $500.00   Members & Non-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.

Conference presentations are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed are those of the participants individually and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, its cosponsors, or its committees. The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented.

General Hotel Information:

Beautifully reimagined to reflect the beauty, warmth and community spirit of the Sonoran Desert, The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch welcomes you to a secluded oasis. Where conversations flow and connections are made, you’ll discover a AAA Four Diamond retreat for the senses.

WEDI has a special discount of $185 for conference attendees. Please select
WEDI Conference Hotel Reservations to make your lodging arrangements

Travel Information:

Super Shuttle has a special discount for WEDI conference attendees. Use the following link for 10% discount on SuperShuttle Shared Ride Service

If you cannot use the link, use the code VR3VD when making your reservations.

Sponsors and Sponsorship Information:

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email:

Media/Industry Sponsors:

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For more information please contact:

Mr. Michael McNutt
Director, Events and Education
Phone: (202) 480-2919