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WEDI Announces New 2017 Board of Directors

November 29, 2016
by Heather Landi
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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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