Starting Lineup - WEDI 2021 National Conference, October 18-21
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WEDI's annual conference will examine several key health IT issues including health equity, innovation and automation, legislative updates, the new healthcare app economy and much more!

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WASHINGTON DC USA -- HIT/HIPAA UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- OCTOBER 14, 2021: WEDI's annual conference in the fall will examine several key health IT issues including health equity, innovation and automation, legislative updates, the new healthcare app economy and much more!


    Keynote Presentation
    • John Baackes, Chief Executive Officer, LA Care Health Plan

    Leveraging Data and Culture to Meet the Challenge of Health Equity
    • Rebecca C. Winokur, MD, MPH (she/her), Physician Executive and Service Line Leader, Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health, Cerner
    • Andrea Hendricks, EdD, CDE, Senior Director & Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Cerner
    • Dick Flanigan, FACHE, CFCHE, Senior Vice President, Cerner

    Addressing Health Disparities in the LGBTQ+ Community
    • Elizabeth Petty, MD, director of the AMA Foundation - LGBTQ+ Fellowship Program, senior associate dean for academic affairs, the medical director of the genetic counselor training program, and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UW-SMPH).

    Making SDoH and Health Equity into Business as Usual
    • Jay Sultan, VP Healthcare Strategy, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
    • Kelly Ko, PhD, Director, Data Governance and Interoperability, Sharp Healthcare

    Using Artificial Intelligence and Social Determinants of Health to Identify Risk
    • Lisa Lines, PhD, Senior Health Services Researcher, RTI International
    • Denise Clayton, PhD, Research Economist, Health Care Financing and Payment, RTI International

    Achieving Telehealth Success in Indian Country
    • James Stallcup, MD, CMIO, Cherokee Nation. Medical Director, Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center
    What's New & Exciting with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
    • Micky Tripathi, PhD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), US Department of Health and Human Services

    The Latest from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    • Mary Greene, MD, Director, Office of Burden Reduction & Health Informatics, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), US Department of Health and Human Services

    NCVHS Updates and Focus for 2022
    • Rich Landen and Denise Love: Co-Chairs, NCVHS Subcommittee on Standards

    Optimize Your FHIR Interoperability Investment with External Data Sources
    • Maxim Abramsky, Senior Director Product Management, Edifecs

    Electronics Attachment Updates
    • Mary Lynn Bushman, Senior Business Analyst, National Government Services
    • Christol Green, Enterprise Execution Business Consultant/Sr Advisor, Anthem

    Attachments NOW; The Case for Moving Forward with a Final Rule
    • Sherry Wilson, Executive Vice President, Jopari
    • John Kelly, Principal Business Advisor, Edifecs

    No Surprises Act Updates
    • Robert Tennant, Vice President, Federal Affairs, WEDI
    New App Economy; Issuers, Verifiers and the Infrastructure of Trust
    • Ryan Howells, Principal, Leavitt Partners, Management Team, CARIN Alliance
    • JP Pollak, Co-founder and Chief Architect, Commons Project
    • Cesar Caldera, Director, Digital Product, Royal Caribbean Cruises, LTD Ricky Bloomfield, Clinical and Health Informatics Lead, Apple
    • Mahesh Gupta, Director of Innovative Engineering, Delta Airlines

    Leverage Lessons Learned from the Interoperability Mandate
    • John Kelly, Principal Business Advisor
    • Maxim Abramsky, Senior Director Product Management, Edifecs

    New App Economy; Delivering Value to the Consumer
    • Jennifer Blumenthal, Co-Founder and CEO, OneRecord
    • Kristen Valdes, Founder and CEO, b.Well

    Tech Showcase

    New App Economy; Security Challenges and Considerations for the Industry
    • Mari Savickis, Vice President, Public Policy, CHIME (Moderator)
    • George McGregor, Vice President of Marketing, Approov
    • Brooke McSwain, Policy Research Analyst, American Heart Association David Finn, Vice President, CHIME

    Updates to NACHA Operating Rules
    • Pam Grosze, Vice President, Sr. Product Manager, PNC, WEDI Remittance Advice & Payment Workgroup Co-Chair
    • Pat Wijtyk, Medicaid Encounters Analyst, TMG Health, Inc, WEDI Remittance Advice & Payment Workgroup Co-Chair
    • Brad Smith, Senior Director, Industry Engagement and Advocacy, NACHA

    New App Economy; Boots on the Ground- Understanding the Next Steps in Cultivating Health Data
    • Arien Malec, Senior Vice President, R&D, Change Healthcare
    Masters of Change at a Moment of Truth
    • Kaveh Safavi, Senior Managing Director, Accenture

    Tech Showcase

    Stay...Many Steps Ahead! CISO Summit; Ongoing Cybersecurity Considerations in Healthcare
    • Erik Decker, Assistant Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Intermountain Healthcare
    • Jacki Monson, Chief Technology Risk Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Privacy Officer, Sutter Health
    • Omar Khawaja, Chief Information Security Officer, Highmark Health

    WEDI Workgroup Spotlight
      It Takes a Village: Best Practices for Secondary EDI claim submissions from the perspectives of providers, payers, software vendors and clearinghouses
      WEDI Claims Workgroup Co-Chairs: Beth Davis (Allscripts) & Stanley Nachimson (Nachimson Advisors)

      WEDI Prior Authorization Paper Review
      WEDI Claims Workgroup Co-Chairs: Heather McComas (AMA), Janice Bakos (Aetna) and Craig Knier (Change Healthcare)

How to Operationally Scale for External Partner Exchange

Axway Demo

A Payer Data Exchange Platform for Current and Future Regulations

The 2021 WEDI National Conference will also include new Roundtable Rooms for attendees to discuss ideas and network with peers. New speakers & panels are being added to the agenda daily, so save your seat now!


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