Press Release: WEDI-Con 2017 Conference Sneak Peek
  • December 4 - 6, 2017
  • Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston, VA
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Contact: Michael McNutt
Phone: (202) 618-8802

RESTON, VA USA -- HIT/HIPAA UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- SEPTEMBER 20, 2017: The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) today announced that WEDI-Con 2017 will take place Monday, December 4 - Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, VA.

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.


    Deep Diving Tracks on Data Exchange, Privacy & Security and the Business of Health IT
    Tools and strategies to help you with your 9 to 5 and beyond! Sessions focusing on Attachments, Prior Authorization, HITRUST Assessments, Tips from a Hacker and more.

    WEDI Workgroup Working Sessions
    On Monday, December 4th, meet with colleagues from all around the country and not only discuss the latest projects, practices and trends in health IT but work toward solutions with WEDI leadership. Have a voice and put your thinking cap on!

    Everything you wanted to know about Block Chain but were afraid to ask!
    Block chain, a digital ledger in which transactions made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are recorded chronologically and publicly, will soon become commonplace in the healthcare industry. What is it, is it all hype and how might it affect data exchange and payment solutions?

    Updates from NCVHS and a look at their 2018 Workplan
    With Alix Goss, Co-chair, Standards and Subcommittee, National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics.

    Are you ready for the New Medicare Cards (formerly known as the Social Security Number Removal Initiative or SSNRI)
    Beginning in April 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be mailing out the New Medicare cards with the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) to all people with Medicare. In preparation for this major undertaking WEDI welcomes Dr. Monica Kay of CMS who will present on the initiative, its timeline and what the health IT industry must be prepared for in the coming months.

    Digital Quality Measurement Roadmap from NCQA
    Where does the industry stand with electronic clinical quality (eCQM) and where is it headed with regards to digital quality measurement infrastructure?

    Common Vulnerabilities Found by a Hacker
    Rapid7's Patrick Laverty is one of the good guys, but his job is to pretend to be a bad guy and find the weak points in computer networks. He will show attendees some of the common areas and things to look for in your systems to keep the attackers out.

    A Look at the 21st Century Cures Act
    Charged to implement a range of policies that would enable greater interoperability, we welcome ONC's Steve Posnack to offer updates on this impactful bill expected to enhance health IT data exchange.


Health IT Professionals including but not limited to:

  • Corporate Level Executives (CEO, CFO, CHIO, CTO, CIO, CISO, etc.)
  • Senior Executive/ Management (R&D, Product Development, Info Security)
  • Director Level (Medical Affairs, Health IT, R&C, Information Services, eHealth Standards)
  • Plus, EDI Professionals, Solutions and Systems Analysts, Policy Advisors, Project Managers)