WEDI-Con 2017

Dec 4 8:00am - 6, 2017 5:00pm EST
Hyatt Regency Reston | 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.

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!

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.

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 and how it will affect data exchange and payment solutions?

Lessons learned from WannaCry

The WannaCry Ransomeware Attack wreaked worldwide havoc last May. At WEDI’s spring conference, HHS Deputy CISO Leo Scanlon joined the audience via telephone to discuss in real-time how the attack occurred and HHS’ response to it. WEDI welcomes Mr. Scanlon back to discuss the attack in more detail and update the audience on current HHS cybersecurity initiatives.

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?