WEDI 2019 Summer Forum: Bridging EDI to API- Working for Today, Preparing for Tomorrow
Tuesday, July 30 - Wednesday, July 31, 2019
ADA Conference Center
211 East Chicago Avenue [map]
Chicago, IL 60611
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 2019 Summer Forum, will take place July 30-31 at the American Dental Association Conference Center in Chicago, IL.
The forum is the start of WEDI’s education on information to consider on the ONC & CMS proposed rules and the challenges to consider as industry must maintain current work process and prepare for the challenges of the future.
Schedule for the 2019 Summer Forum
July 30, 2019
New Technological Mandates
- Steve Posnack, Executive Director, Office of Technology, ONC
EDI to API; Compare and Contrast
- Deepak Sadagopan, Group Vice President, Population Health Informatics and Value Based Care Programs, Providence St. Joseph Health
Innovations in Connectivity; From SFTP to REST
- Rick Geimer, Chief Innovation Officer, Lantana Group and Tina Grande, Senior Vice President, Policy, Healthcare Leadership Council
Payer Data Sharing; Payer to Payer and Payer to Member
- Bob Dieterle, Chief Executive Officer, EnableCare and TBA speakers
Payer Provider Data Exchange; Going Beyond HIPAA
- Calvin Beebe, Technical Specialist, Mayo Clinic
Open Discussion/Listening Session; New Technology- How the Standards Work Together
- John Kelly, Edifecs, April Todd, CORE and Explorations, Cathy Sheppard, X12, John Klimek, NCPDP, Calvin Beebe, HL7
July 31, 2019
Morning Sponsored Session by edifecs
State of Prior Authorizations
John Kelly, WEDI Prior Authorization Council, Rachel Goldstein, CAQH CORE, John Klimek, NCPDP, Heather McComas, AMA/WEDI Prior Authorization Workgroup
Payer Initiatives using Prior Authorization and Attachments
- Rhonda Starkey, HPHC and Victoria Dearman, HealthTrio
How 278 Prior Authorization Transaction, Attachments and FHIR can work together
- April Todd, CAQH CORE, Bob Dieterle, EnableCare and Cathy Sheppard, X12
Prior Authorization under Value Based Care/ Delegated Provider Risk
- Dr. Walter Suarez, Kaiser Permanente, Sam Rubenstein, Montefiore Medical Center
Carin Alliance: Consumer Directed Exchange- Ryan Howells, Leavitt Partners
The forum offers attendees the opportunity to ask questions and offer thoughts on some of the most important issues in Health IT and interoperability. Your attendance is a critical addition as we look to continue WEDI’s mission to improve health information exchange- enhancing quality of care, improving efficiency and reducing cost.
Bringing your team to Chicago? For members, pay for 3 registrations and the next one is FREE
For non members, pay for 4 registrations and your next one is FREE
Contact Michael McNutt at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to register a group.
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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 email@example.com.
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.
General Hotel Information:
Lodging: For the 2019 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:
Thank You to our Sponsors:
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please contact:
Mr. Michael McNutt
Director, Events and Education
Phone: (202) 480-2919