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2023 WEDI Spring Conference

May 22, 2023 8:00 AM - May 25, 2023 3:00 PM (EDT)


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WEDI is proud to host "innovators and implementers" at its annual spring conference taking place virtually on Zoom for 2023. Join us as we showcase and shine a spotlight on organizations leveraging data and emerging technologies to improve healthcare, for payers, providers and patients.

With sessions concentrating on health equity, data exchange solutions, value-based care and improving the patient experience, WEDI plans to offer presentations that are solutions-focused, foster learning and provoke conversations that matter. 

Faculty and sessions currently scheduled to appear (more to be announced):

WEDI Workgroup and Sub Workgroup Meetings- open to members AND non-members

ONC Updates: Micky Tripathi, PhD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, US Department of Health and Human Services

Driving Innovation & Solutions at CMMI: Elizabeth Fowler, PhD, JD, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

TEFCA, QHINS, & the Future of Healthcare: Zoe Barber, Policy Director, The Sequoia Project and QHIN Applicants:

  • Therasa Bell, President and CTO, Kno2
  • Dave Cassel, SVP, Customer Success and Operations, Health Gorilla
  • Matt Doyle, Software Development Lead for Interoperability, Epic
  • Laura McCrary, CEO, Konza
  • Jay Nakashima, Executive Director, eHealth Exchange
  • Paul Wilder, Executive Director, CommonWell Health Alliance

How Regulations, Data, and Innovation will Impact Our Industry: Michelle Hood, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, American Hospital Association, Danielle Lloyd, Senior Vice President for Private Market Innovations & QWuality Initiatives, America's Health Insurance Plans, Hans Buitendijk, Executive Committee, Electronic Health Record Association, Director of Interoperability Strategy, Oracle Cerner, Rebekah Angove, PhD, Executive Vice President, Research and Evaluation, Patient Advocate Foundation

A Prior Authorization Primer: Alexandra Mugge, Director and Deputy Chief Health Informatics Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Standards Development and Operating Rules Organization Updates: HL7, NCPDP, CORE

The CAQH Index Report, 2022: Kristine Burnaska, Research and Measurement, CAQH

A Conversation with NCVHS Standards Sub Committee: Tammy Banks, NCVHS Subcommittee on Standards Co-Chair and Jamie Ferguson, NCVHS ICD-10 Workgroup Co-Chair, Standards Subcommittee Member at Large

X12 Proof of Concept Updates: Tara Rose, Capability Manager, OptumInsight

Debunking the Myths of the CMS Enforcement Process

  • Michael Cimmino, CMS
  • Dan Kalwa, CMS
  • Beth Karpiak, CMS
  • Jami Lookabill, CMS
  • Paul Anderson, CMS

Health Data Utilities (HDU): A New Pillar of Public Health: Jolie Ritzo, Senior Director, Network Engagement, Civitas Networks for Health

Using Accurate Customer Data to Create a Frictionless Patient Experience: Jon Burow, Vice President, Customer Experience & Digital Transformation, Independent Health

Digital Identity Federation in Health Care- The CARIN Alliance and Dept of HHS Digital Identity Proof of Concept: 

  • Ryan Howells, CARIN Alliance, Leavitt Partners 
  • Deven McGraw, Invitae
  • Bo Holland, All Clear ID
  • Wes Tuberville,
  • Max Templeton, Cambia Health Solutions
  • Julie Maas, EMR Direct
  • Adam McBride, HHS
  • Darren Mann, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Kyle Neuman, DirectTrust

Advancing a Health Data Safety Net Starting with ADT Notifications: Mimi Hall, Vice President Public Health Innovation, Manifest Medex

Electronic Attachments Innovators- Earlier Adopters Crossing the Chasm: Sherry Wilson, Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, Jopari, Mary Lynn Bushman, Agile Product Manager, National Government Services, Christol Green, E-Solutions Senior Business Consultant/Advisor, Elevance Health, Rhonda Spereira, Sr Product Manager, Optum, Eva Ndreko, Senior Associate, Athena Health, Crystal Ewing, Director of Product Management, Waystar, Sofia Fayazdeen, United Health, Clay Taylor, Senior Provider Connectivity Professional, Humana, Rosemarie Hodges, Product Lead, Aetna

Prior Authorization Solutions in Action- HL7 CodeX Pilot Testing PA in Oncology: Maxim Abramsky, Associate Vice President of Product Management, Prior Authorization, Edifecs, Ellen Anderson-White, Enterprise Architect, Evernorth

Walking Through a Full Life Cycle Social Determinant of Health Program: Joe Solicito, Customer Happiness Executive, FindHelp, Ryan Bosch, MD, President and Co-Founder, Socially Determined, Chris Talley, Director, Strategic Solutions, Social Determined, Shannon Wilson, Vice President, Population Health and Health Equity, Priority Health

Patient Advocate Roundtable- Regulations and Innovation, How will it Truly Affect the Patients? Andrew Scholnick, Government Affairs Director, AARP, Melissa Williams, Director of Grassroots Advocacy and Partnerships, National Patient Advocate Foundation, Anna Hyde, Vice President of Advocacy and Access, Arthritis Foundation, Nicole Purcell, Senior Director, Clinical Practice, Alzheimer's Association

Provider and Payer Approaches to Addressing Health Disparities: U. Michael Currie, Chief Health Equity Officer, UnitedHealth Group, Adam Milam, MD, PhD,  Medical Director, Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, Mayo Clinic, Ajay Jayakumar, Director, Strategy and Analytics Diversity Science, Mayo Clinic, Marquita Davis, Enterprise Director, Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, Mayo Clinic

FHIR Server Implementation End-Point Lessons Learned: Lukasz Nosol, Senior Director Software Engineering, Optum

SDOH Data Drive Efforts to Reduce Breast Cancer Disparities: Teresita Oaks, Director, Community Health Program, Parkland Health

Creating Consistent Success and Solutions in Value Based Care: Rick Foerster, Vice President of Value Based Operations, Privia Health, James Dom Dera MD, Population Health Medical Director, NewHealth Collaborative

The Evolution of Value Based Care for Pediatrics: Raphe Schwartz, Chief Strategy Officer, Children's Hospital Colorado, Darcie Bradley, Vice President, Strategic Provider Integration, Pediatric Care Network

Advancing Health Equity Through Alternative Payment Models: Marshall Chin, MD, University of Chicago, Co-Chair, Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network, Health Equity Advisory Team, Karen Dales, AmeriHealth Caritas, Co-Chair, Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network, Health Equity Advisory Team

Game Changer- Updates on California's State Data Exchange Framework: John Ohanian, Chief Data Officer, Center for Data Insights and Innovation, State of California Health and Human Services

Putting the SDOH FHIR Implementation Guide into Practice: Andrew Hamilton, Chief Informatics Officer/Deputy Director, AllianceChicago, Asfiya Mariam, HIE Policy Analyst, Health Care Reform & Innovation Administration, District of Columbua Department of Health Care Finance, David Poms, Partnership Manager, District of Columbia Primary Care Association

Risk Adjustment Reporting and Feedback at the Point of Care: Linda Michaelsen, Director, Health interoperability Standards, Optum, Joshua Lamb, Integration Architect, Optum, Nidhi Pengoria, Senior Product Manager, athenahealth


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