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WEDI Announces Call for Presentations for 2016 Spring National Conference

October 07, 2015

Health IT thought leaders and innovators to submit proposals for spring conference by Oct. 31 deadline 

RESTON, Va. — October 07, 2015 — The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, announces its open call for presentations for WEDI’s 25th Annual National Conference, May 23-26, 2016 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. The spring conference annually attracts hundreds of healthcare leaders looking to network and collaborate with a diverse cross-section of the industry including payers, providers, government regulators and industry vendors.

Proposals will be considered for the Conference Summit to be held May 23, 2016 as well as the Conference Breakout Sessions on May 24-26, 2016. All submissions will be evaluated by the WEDI Education Committee on the basis of relevancy, quality, innovation, instruction, comprehension, non-promotional, target audience and presenter experience. Payers, providers, solutions experts, patient advocates and more are invited to submit an abstract of their proposed educational session, but proposals from vendors/solutions experts must include payer and provider co-presenters.

Proposals in the following knowledge areas are encouraged but not required:

  • Accountable Care Organizations (ACO)
  • Compliance, Accreditation, Government Mandates and Audits
  • Genomics
  • Health Plan Identification
  • Health Information Exchange (HIE)
  • Healthcare Interoperability
  • Meaningful Use 3
  • mHealth
  • New Payment Model Implementation
  • Patient Engagement
  • Security and Privacy
  • Transactions and Operating Rules

For more information on the 2016 Annual WEDI National Conference and to submit your proposal, please visit the conference page of the WEDI website. Deadline for submissions is October 31, 2015. 

About WEDI

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 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, Facebook and LinkedIn.