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John Kelly of Edifecs Elected to WEDI Board of Directors

November 15, 2015

BELLEVUE, Wash. – November 16, 2015 – Edifecs, a global health information technology solutions company, today announced that John Kelly, principal business advisor for Edifecs, has been elected to the Board of Directors for 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. Kelly’s term will begin January 2016.

Kelly joins an elite group of board members with executives from leading healthcare organizations including Mayo Clinic, Hewlett Packard, HIMSS, CAQH, Anthem, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and McKesson.

“It is my passion to bring about effective cross community exchange of clinical and administrative data between the many healthcare stakeholders to improve healthcare outcomes and reduce cost,” said Kelly. “I am incredibly excited to join WEDI to use technology to achieve the greater aim of better serving patients and improving the health and wellbeing of US healthcare customers.”

WEDI president and CEO, Devin Jopp, Ed.D. said, "We are very honored to welcome John to our board. He brings a wealth of valuable experience including his work with AHIP, Senate staff and his understanding of how government and the private sector can work together to achieve common goals. John has hands-on experience building collaborative information sharing communities that improve the care for the sick and promote the ongoing wellness of the healthy.”

John Kelly is a nationally recognized health information exchange expert. Kelly’s focus is on information exchange and applying the principles of supply chain integration to the healthcare delivery lifecycle. His wide-ranging experience includes serving as CIO of healthcare network provider NaviNet, director of eBusiness Architecture at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and managing director of his own health IT consulting firm. John also served as the architect and technical lead for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ statewide HIE project, developing a shared infrastructure for the Commonwealth, which supported both the health information and health insurance exchanges.

For a photo of John Kelly, please visit: http://www.edifecs.com/about-us/company/leadership/john-kelly

 

About Edifecs
Edifecs develops innovative, cost-cutting information technology solutions to transform the global healthcare marketplace. Since 1996, Edifecs technology has helped healthcare providers, insurers, pharmacy benefit management companies and other trading partners trim waste, reduce costs and increase revenues. More than 350 healthcare customers today use Edifecs solutions to simplify and unify financial and clinical transactions. In addition, Edifecs develops supply chain management solutions to support worldwide customers in non-healthcare industry segments. Edifecs is based in Bellevue, WA, with operations internationally. Learn more about us at www.edifecs.com.

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 www.wedi.org and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Media Contacts:
Janet Hohmann

425-435-2894

janet.hohmann@edifecs.com