The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), a nonprofit organization that aims to advance the use of health IT, announced the election of four 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 cross-section of the industry including payers, providers, government regulators and industry vendors. This group of executives will lead the organization forward in its efforts 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:
Pam Grosze, PNC Bank
David Haugen, Minnesota Department of Health
Teresa Rivera, Utah Health Information Network
Michael Wilson, HealthCare Information Management, Inc.
Re-elected board members include:
George Arges, American Hospital Association
Jim Daley, BCBS South Carolina
Ed Hafner, McKesson
Scott Herbst, Availity
Gail Kocher, BCBS Association
Bryan Matsuura, Kaiser Permanente
Tom Meyers, America’s Health Insurance Plans
Nancy Spector, American Medical Association
Standing and appointed board members include:
Stacey Barber, ASC/X12N (standards/operating rules); Laura Darst, Mayo Clinic (provider); Durwin Day, Health Care Service Corporation (health plan); Lorraine Doo, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (government); Jay Eisenstock, Aetna (health plan); Wendy Fuller, BCBS Arizona (health plan); Chuck Jaffe, HL7 (standards/operating rules); John Kelly, Edifecs (vendor); Gwen Lohse, CAQH CORE (standards/operating rules); Peggy Lynahan, Christiana Care Health System (provider); Deborah Meisner, Change Healthcare (vendor); Jean Narcisi, American Dental Association (at-large position); Ryan Reddick, Anthem (health plan); Samuel Rubenstein, Montefiore Medical Center (provider); Srinu Sonti, Federation of American Hospitals (provider); Lee Ann Stember, NCPDP (standards/operating rules); Debra Strickland, Xerox (vendor); Robert Tennant, Medical Group Management Association (provider).
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