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2023 WEDI National Conference

4300 Nebraska Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States
American University Washington College of Law
Monday, November 6, 2023 8:00 AM - Thursday, November 9, 2023 5:00 PM (EST)
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We're coming back to the nation's capital! Check out our OFFICIAL CONFERENCE AGENDA (As of Oct 27)

Join us at the American University's Washington College of Law as we spotlight health care innovators and implementers blazing trails in several ways including artificial intelligence business practices, solutions, and application, Value Based Care, Privacy & Security, Data Exchange Solutions, Price Transparency, Regulations and more. 

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Welcome our faculty and themes (more to be announced)


  • Health Informatics and Burden Reduction
  • Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
  • Data Interoperability and Standards
  • Health Equity and Patient Centric Transformation
  • Government and Regulatory Updates
  • Data Security, Privacy and Cybersecurity


  • John Glaser, PhD, Executive in Residence, Harvard Medical School
  • Gil Alterovitz, PhD, Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer, Director of National Artificial Intelligence Institute, US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Micky Tripathi, PhD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Vindell Washington, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Verily Health Platforms
  • Kevin Larsen, MD, Senior Vice President Clinical Innovation, Center for Advanced Clinical Solutions, Optum
  • Brian Anderson, MD, Chief Digital Health Physician, MITRE
  • Derrick Higgins, Head of Enterprise Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, HCSC
  • Jared Staal, Senior Director, Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, Mayo Clinic
  • Nawar Shara, PhD, Director, Center of Biostatistics, Informatics and Data Science, MedStar Health Research Institute
  • Brandy O'Diam, Associate Director, Product Management, MCG Health
  • Danny Cawood, Manager, Product Management, MCG Health
  • David Delano, Senior Director of Services, Massachusetts Health Data Consortium
  • Peter Clardy, Senior Clinical Specialist, Google
  • Wendy Warring, JD, President and CEO, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation
  • Lauren Bedell, Senior Health Policy and Program Associate, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation
  • Niraj Katwala, Vice President, Core Technology, Edifecs
  • Summerpal Kahlon, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Edifecs
  • Eric Demers, Chief Executive Officer, Madaket Health
  • Ted Acthem, Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer, Madaket Health
  • Martin Cody, SVP Sales, Madaket Health
  • Brian Marsella, President, HPS (Health Payment Systems)

  • Beth Creed, Supervisory Special Agent, Cyber Criminal Squad,  Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Paul Curylo, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Inova Health Systems
  • Bezawit Sumner, CISO, Director of Security & Compliance, CRISP
  • Greg Garcia, Executive Director, Cyber Security, Health Sector Coordinating Council

  • Arrah Tabe- Bedward, Deputy Director, Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Innovation (CMMI)
  • Melanie Fontes Rainer, Director, Office for Civil Rights, Department of HHS
  • Ryan Howells, CARIN Alliance, Principal, Levitt Partners
  • Kyle Neuman, Director of Trust Framework Development, DirectTrust
  • Adam McBride, IT Program Manager, Department of HHS

  • Mariann Yeager, Chief Executive Officer, The Sequoia Project
  • Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD, Cheif Executive Officer, HL7
  • Cathy Sheppard, Chief Executive Officer, X12
  • Robert Bowman, Principal, Interoperability and Standards, CAQH
  • Margaret Weiker, Vice President, Standards, NCPDP

  • Kathy Miller, Chief Operating Officer, Bronx Regional Health Information
  • Vanessa Candelora, Program Manager, Gravity Project, Senior Consultant, Point of Care Partners
  • Meagan Khau, Director, Data and Policy Analytics Group, Office of Minority Health, CMS
  • Rachel Harrington, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, NCQA

  • Tammy Feenstra Banks, Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Standards, NCVHS 
  • Jamie Ferguson, Co-Chair, ICD-11, Policy Workgroups, NCVHS
  • Sherry Wilson, Executive VP, Chief Compliance Officer, Jopari
  • Mary Lynn Bushman, Senior Business Analyst, NGS, an Elevance Company
  • Sofia Fayazdeen, Product Director, EDI Product, UnitedHealthcare
  • Christol Green, e-Solutions Senior Business Consultant/ Advisor, Elevance Health
  • Rhonda Sapereira, Senior Product Manager, Optum
  • Tara Rose, Capability Manager, Optum
  • Beth Davis, Senior Manager, Veradigm
  • Tina Greene, Senior Regulatory and Industry Affairs Director, Mithcell
  • Rose Hodges, Senior Manager, Project Management, Aetna

Please review this page- for information on how to get to the American University Washington College of Law

HOTELS IN THE AREA. Our room block at the AC Hotel in Bethesda has sold out. Below are hotels around American University that have availability

  • Hilton Garden Inn Bethesda Downtown (Online rates, $195/night)
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Bethesda (Online rates, $125/night)
  • Hyatt Regency Bethesda (Online rates, $275/night)
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Chevy Chase Pavilion (Online rates, $195/night)
  • Courtyard by Marriott, Bethesda Chevy Chase (Online rates, $204/night)

Interested to become an Event Sponsor or Education Partner?

Download the National Conference Prospectus to view a sample of past organizations and individuals in attendance, as well as this year's sponsorship opportunities.  Contact Bill Allder with any questions!

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