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2024 WEDI National Conference

4300 Nebraska Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States
American University Washington College of Law
Tuesday, October 15, 2024 9:00 AM - Thursday, October 17, 2024 5:00 PM (EDT)

WEDI Workgroup Meetings (virtual) will be scheduled for OCTOBER 11, 2024


  • October 15, 2024: 12:30pm - 5:00pm
  • October 16, 2024: 8:30am- 5:00pm
  • October 17, 2024: 8:30am- 3:00pm
Event Details


The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is proud to announce its annual national conference, taking place from October 15-17 at the American University's Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. Join us for an engaging and insightful conference on Health IT Advancements, where we delve into the pivotal topics shaping the future of healthcare technology. This premier event will bring together industry leaders, policymakers, and innovators to discuss and explore the latest developments affecting the industry. Our comprehensive agenda will cover a range of critical issues, ensuring that attendees gain valuable knowledge and practical solutions to advance their practices and organizations.

This premier event will feature an impressive lineup of educational sessions that focus on critical updates from federal health care agencies (CMS, ONC, OCR, etc.), the latest on prior authorization implementation by payers and providers, and the evolving landscape of data exchange and security threats.

Attendees will gain insights into the standards development process, implementation of best practices, and emerging trends in health care interoperability and transactions. Join industry leaders, federal policymakers, and subject matter experts for an invaluable opportunity to stay ahead in the dynamic field of health IT.

Additional topics include (but not limited to):

  • The Emergence of AI in Health Care IT
  • Data Interoperability’s Role in Value Based Care
  • Updates from NCVHS’s Subcommittee on Standards
  • Leveraging Data Standards and Data Exchange to support Health Equity

SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! Excited to announce that Mark Bertolini, CEO of Oscar Health, will be presenting at WEDI National 2024. Oscar Health is a leading healthcare technology company dedicated to making a healthier life accessible and affordable for all. 


Mark is also a national health care thought leader, and the former Chairman and CEO of Aetna Inc. At Aetna, Mark assumed the role of CEO in November 2010, and of Chairman in April 2011. In November 2018, he stepped down as Chairman and CEO and served as a Director of CVS Health Corporation upon completion of CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna, valued at $69 billion. Throughout Mark’s tenure at Aetna, he led the company’s transition from a traditional health insurance company to a consumer-oriented health care company focused on delivering holistic, integrated care in local communities.

SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! WEDI Welcomes back Dr. Micky Tripathi, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC/HHS). Dr. Tripathi leads the formulation of the federal health IT strategy and coordinates federal health IT policies, standards, programs, and investments.  Mr. Tripathi has over 20 years of experience across the health IT landscape.


Additionally, WEDI National Conference is honored to have the following subject matter experts serve on our conference faculty (more to be announced soon)

  • Anna Hyde, Vice President of Advocacy and Access, Arthritis Foundation
  • Mark Friedberg, Senior Vice President, Performance Measurement and Improvement at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Standards Development Organization Panel with HL7, X12, CORE and NCPDP
  • Tammy Weaver, Vice President, Masterfile Products
  • Sean Kilpatrick, Vice President of Product Management, Availity

  • TEFCA QHIN Panel
    • Dave Cassel, Chief Customer Officer, Health Gorilla
    • Laura McCrary, President and CEO, Konza
    • Ryan Bohochik, VP, Value Based Care, Epic

Key Sessions Will Include:

Prior Authorization Progress: Discover the latest advancements and innovative approaches in streamlining prior authorization processes to enhance efficiency and reduce administrative burdens.

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Explore cutting-edge AI solutions that are transforming healthcare delivery, improving diagnostics, and personalizing patient care.

Data Interoperability Solutions: Learn about new data interoperability standards and technologies that are breaking down silos and facilitating seamless information exchange across healthcare systems.

Federal Government Updates: Get firsthand updates from key federal policymakers, including representatives from CMS, OCR, and ONC, on the latest regulations, initiatives, and policies impacting the Health IT landscape.

Standards in Health IT: Stay informed on the evolving standards in Health IT and understand how they are shaping the future of healthcare delivery and information management.

Emerging Technology and Patient Experience: Examine how emerging technologies and new regulations are enhancing the patient experience, from improved access to care to better health outcomes.

Data Solutions Supporting Health Equity: Discuss innovative data solutions and strategies that are promoting health equity and ensuring all patients receive the highest quality of care.

Privacy and Security Guidance: Gain insights into the latest privacy and security challenges, and receive practical guidance and best practices to protect sensitive health information in an increasingly digital world.


  • WEDI workgroup meetings will be held VIRTUALLY on Friday, October 11 on Zoom. Open to members, non-members, conference attendees and non-attendees
  • Co-Chairs will present on their workgroup's current and upcoming work products during the conference

and more!

Who Should Attend:

  • Health IT Professionals
  • Healthcare Providers and Administrators
  • Policy Makers
  • Technology Innovators
  • Data Scientists
  • Privacy and Security Experts
  • Patient Advocates

Why Attend:

  • Engage with thought leaders and experts in the Health IT field.
  • Participate in interactive sessions and panel discussions.
  • Network with peers and industry professionals.
  • Gain actionable insights and practical tools to enhance your organization’s Health IT strategies.
  • Stay ahead of the curve with the latest trends, technologies, and regulatory updates.

WEDI will announce a rooming block for the conference soon! 

Don’t miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of Health IT innovation and policy. Register will soon be open. Be sure to secure your spot at the National Conference on Health IT Advancements and be part of the conversation that is shaping the future of healthcare.

Interested to become an Event Sponsor or Education Partner?

Contact Bill Allder with any questions or to request a sample list of past attendees!

Thank you to our Sponsors

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