WEDI Announces Slate of New Board of Directors for 2020

Monday, December 9, 2019 General News
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New member appointed to multi-stakeholder board to lead industry efforts in advancing use of health IT.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- WEDI, the nation's leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in health care information exchange and a trusted advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced today 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.

"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," said Charles W. Stellar, president and CEO of WEDI. "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."

New board members include:

  • Joseph Bell, eSolutions (Vendor)
Re-elected board members include:

  • Adele Allison, SS&C Technologies (Vendor)
  • Laurie Burckhardt, WPS Health Solutions (Health Plan) & Vice Chair, Education*
  • Durwin Day, Health Care Service Corporation (Health Plan)
  • Ed Hafner, Change Healthcare (Vendor) & Vice Chair, Membership & Communications*
  • John Kelly, Edifecs (Vendor)
  • Amy Neves, Aetna (Health Plan)
  • Ryan Reddick, Anthem, Inc. (Health Plan)
  • Sam Rubenstein, Montefiore Medical Center (Provider)
  • Robert Tennant, Medical Group Management Association (Provider)
  • Laurie Woodrome, LabCorp (Provider) & Vice-Chair, Finance*
Standing board members include:

  • Matthew Albright, Zelis Payments (Vendor)
  • Robert Bowman, CAQH CORE (Standards/Operating Rules)
  • Laura Darst, Mayo Clinic (Provider) & Immediate Past Chair*
  • Lorraine Doo, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Government)
  • Jay Eisenstock, JEConsulting (Vendor) Board Chair*
  • Doreen Espinoza, X12 (Standards/Operating Rules)
  • Pam Grosze, PNC Bank (Vendor)
  • David Haugen, Minnesota Department of Health (Government)
  • Jack Hunt, Availity, LLC (Vendor)
  • Charles Jaffe, Health Level Seven HL7 (Standards/Operating Rules)
  • Gail Kocher, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (Health Plan) & Vice Chair, Policy*
  • Tom Meyers, America's Health Insurance Plans (Health Plan)
  • Rick Moore, NCQA (Non-Profit)
  • Bryan Morgenthaler, United Healthcare (Health Plan)
  • Jean Narcisi, American Dental Association (Provider)
  • Nancy Spector, American Medical Association (Provider) & Board Chair Elect*
  • Charles Stellar, WEDI (President & CEO)
  • Lee Ann Stember, National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (Standards/Operating Rules)
  • Sandra Stuart, Kaiser Permanente (Health Plan)
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 health care information exchange in order to enhance the quality of care, improve efficiency, and reduce costs of our nation's health care system. WEDI was formed in 1991 by the Secretary of Health and Human Services 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.

 

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