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Executive Corner | Save the Date for WEDI Spring Conference 2020
WEDI Welcomes New Member | WEDI Honors Health IT Industry Leaders
WEDI Announces Slate of New 2020 Board of Directors
Join the eHi Initiative/WEDI Event on Advancing
SDOH through Government Levers
Workgroup Roundup | Become a Sponsor in 2020
Media Spotlight: WEDI Featured in For the Record Magazine
Featured Video on Demand | Latest Member News
I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who joined us last week in Arlington, VA for our 2019 year-end conference. It is incredible to witness our industry join forces at these events, focusing on what we need to accomplish as a collaborative team. Health IT plays such a critical role in the future of interoperability. Our leadership, committees and Workgroups put tireless effort, on behalf of our members, into making sure our conferences provide the right mix of topics, networking events and dialogue with our government leaders. From the informational and timely sessions led by our excellent speakers, to announcing our 2020 Board of Directors and the well-deserving recipients of our 2019 Awards, this WEDI conference was another premier event for the books.
With the interoperability and health data landscape continuously evolving, there’s not much time to take a break. I’m looking forward to continuing these important discussions with you all at the WEDI Conference early next year in San Diego. Mark your calendars now for May 4-7 and keep an eye out for details on the event that will emerge in the coming weeks.
I’d like to give a special thank you to our Workgroups, who have put in extensive work this year to bring us all timely webinars, whitepapers and more. From all of us at WEDI, we appreciate your leadership and applaud your dedication to the industry. If you’d like to increase your involvement next year, please contact us. There are many incredible Workgroups and Subworkgroups with distinct areas of focus that would welcome your views.
It has been a great year and we are already ramping up efforts to make 2020 a year of clear vision, focus and spectacular for membership. I wish you all a safe and happy holiday season! See you next year!

Charles Stellar
 WEDI President & CEO
WEDI has an incredible group of member organizations that recognize the value our organization brings to them professionally, as a company and as an industry advocate. Please join us in welcoming our newest member!
Earlier this month, WEDI announced the winners of its annual awards program. Each award recipient was announced during the 2019 WEDI Winter Conference in Arlington, Va. on Wednesday, December 4.
“The WEDI Board of Directors is privileged to work alongside of so many respected experts and thought leaders, and this is our opportunity to recognize the advances they are making to impact health care efficiency through the use of information technology,” said Charles W. Stellar, president and CEO of WEDI.
Earlier this month, WEDI announced the election of a new board member to its Board of Directors, election of Officers as well as the re-election of ten previous board members to serve two-year terms.
“This incredible group of seasoned executives are invaluable to our organization and will continue to strategically drive our effort to create efficiencies to the health care industry as a whole through better use of health information technology. We look forward to a productive year ahead,” said Charles W. Stellar, president and CEO of WEDI.
Join eHealth Initiative and WEDI on February 4, 2020 in Washington, D.C. for a day of learning and networking as we hear from government officials and industry leaders about current initiatives supporting SDOH. Topics to be discussed include:
  • How does the use of SDOH help to improve care while lowering costs?
  • How is the data exchanged between public health, other agencies, and providers?
  • What are the current and future initiatives of federal agencies and Capitol Hill?
  • How the health care industry can work together to improve patient outcomes?
2019 has been a busy year for our Workgroups and Subworkgroups. We could not have accomplished as much as we have without the dedicated efforts of our multi-stakeholder member volunteers. Make sure to check out our 2019 Workgroup Report that showcases all of the educational content put out this year.
From in-person events to webinars, WEDI brings together payers, providers, government and solutions experts, who are all working to improve administrative efficiency, quality and cost effectiveness of healthcare information. We know how influential these events are, so WEDI provides organizations an array of opportunities to showcase and network with these individuals.
Help build your network and demonstrate your organization as an industry leader and contributor to enhancing interoperability. Visit our  website  to find out more about how your organization can partner with WEDI in 2020.
WEDI, a nonprofit authority on the use of HIT to create efficiencies in health care information exchange and a trusted advisor to Health and Human Services, recently announced the election of a new board member to its Board of Directors and election of Officers* as well as the reelection of 10 previous board members to serve two-year terms.
“The WEDI Board of Directors represents the full spectrum of perspectives in health care information exchange, comprised of payers, providers, government regulators, and industry vendors,” says Charles W. Stellar, president and CEO of WEDI. 
To read the full article, visit   For the Record Magazine.
Dr. David B. Muhlestein, Chief Research Officer of Leavitt Partners, LLC discussed the importance of Value-Based Care at this year's WEDI National Conference.
Visit the WEDI Vimeo Channel to view our entire video library!
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If you are a WEDI Corporate Member organization and would like to have your press releases included in a future edition of the WEDI Monthly Newsletter, please email with a link to your press release to jennifer@andersoni.com .
The American Medical Association is striving to help health plans hit the ground running when the E/M office visit documentation and coding changes deploy on January 1, 2021.
Be sure to join this free event in Chicago on January 23, 2020 for a session focused on how to implement simplified coding that will reduce administrative burden for everyone.
Select  our organization  from the "Conference Collaborating Organizations" drop-down during  registration , and enter the code  H20COLLAB .
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.
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