WEDI Announces Election of New Members Set to Join 2019 Board of Directors

Monday, October 22, 2018 General News
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Five new members join multi-stakeholder board to lead industry efforts in advancing use of health IT

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- WEDI, the nation's leading nonprofit authority on the use of health

IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange and a trusted advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced today the election of five new board members to its Board of Directors, as well as the re-election of eight previous board members to serve two-year terms.

"The WEDI Board of Directors represents a diverse cross-section of the industry including payers, providers, government regulators and industry vendors," said Charles W. Stellar, president and CEO of WEDI. "This group of executives will strategically drive the organization's endeavors to promote the use of health IT in improving healthcare information exchange – enhancing quality of care, improving efficiency and reducing costs."

New board members include: 1.    Matthew Albright, Zelis Healthcare 2.    Suzanne Lestina, American Hospital Association 3.    Rick A. Moore, NCQA 4.    Bryan Morgenthaler, United Healthcare 5.    Sandra Stuart, Kaiser Permanente

Re-elected board members include: 1.    Pam Grosze, PNC Bank 2.    David Haugen, Minnesota Department of Health 3.    Scott Herbst, Availity 4.    Gail Kocher, BCBS Association 5.    Thomas Meyers, America's Health Insurance Plans 6.    Jean Narcisi, American Dental Association 7.    Teresa Rivera, Utah Health Information Network 8.    Nancy Spector, American Medical Association (chair-elect)

Standing and appointed board members include: 1.    Adele Allison, DST Health Care 2.    Stacey Barber, ASC X12 3.    Robert Bowman, CAQH CORE 4.    Laurie Burckhardt, WPS Insurance 5.    Laura Darst, Mayo Clinic (Immediate Past Chair) 6.    Durwin Day, Health Care Service Corporation 7.    Lorraine Doo, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 8.    Jay Eisenstock, WEDI (Chair) 9.    Crystal Ewing, Waystar 10.    Ed Hafner, Change Healthcare 11.    Charles Jaffe, Health Level Seven HL7 12.    John Kelly, Edifecs 13.    Amy Neves, Aetna 14.    Ryan Reddick, Anthem 15.    Erin Richardson, Federation of American Hospitals 16.    Samuel E. Rubenstein, Montefiore Medical Center 17.    Charles Stellar, WEDI 18.    Lee Ann Stember, NCPDP 19.    Robert Tennant, Medical Group Management Association 20.    Laurie Woodrome, LabCorp

For more information on the WEDI Board of Directors, visit the WEDI website.

About WEDI 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 http://www.wedi.org and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Press contact information: Tom Testa 617-872-0184 tom(at)andersoni(dot)com

 

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