WEDI National Conference 2020 Agenda

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

On Demand Link

Reshuffling the Healthcare Deck; A Look at HCEG’s COVID-19’s Flash Report Ferris Taylor, Executive Director Health Executive Group (HCEG) and David Gallegos, Senior Vice President Change Healthcare

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Thursday, October 8, 2020

WEDI Pre-Conference Session On Demand Link

PW: q$JBPN49

Improving to Eligibility and Formulary; Its Impact on Real Time Benefit Check, ePA and Specialty Enrollment Michael Burger, Practice Lead, EHRs and EDI Point-of-Care Partners Slide Deck

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Digital Identity, Authentication and Federation; Rethinking How We Identify and Authenticate Individuals Across Systems. Ryan Howells, Leavitt Partners, CARIN Alliance Slide Deck

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

WEDI Pre-Conference Session On Demand Link

PW: @h*K*B5a

Open APIs Start with Trust
Presented by axway Slide Deck

12:00pm – 1:00pm

COB Data Insights for Health Plans
Presented by CAQH Slide Deck

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Thursday, October 15, 2020

WEDI Pre-Conference Session On Demand Link

PW: ?nNJ0@8#

Healthcare Innovation Catalysist: How HHS Can Turn 2020’s Challenges into Opportunities

Slide Deck
Presented by eSolutions

12:00 – 1:00pm

Attachments Demo Day

Starts at 1:30pm

Friday, October 16, 2020

On Demand Link PW: y=1#4s^C

Attachments Workshop

11:00am – 3:30pm

Opening Remarks; Recognizing the Business Perspective of Attachments Slides

Laurie Burckhardt EDI Regulatory and National Standards Administrator Corporate Services – EDI WPS Health Solutions

John Kelly Principal Business Advisor, Edifecs

Robert Tennant Director, Health Information Technology Policy, MGMA

11:00am – 11:30am

NGS Attachment Updates Slides
Mary Lynn Bushman Business Analyst III, National Government Services

11:30am – 12:15pm

Conference Break

12:15pm – 12:45pm

CAQH CORE Updates Slides
Robert Bowman Director, CAQH CORE

12:45pm – 1:30pm

275 Success Stories Slides
Ashley Bieck Vice President, National Provider Advocacy, UnitedHealthcare

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Solving Payer-Provider Clinical Data Exchange Challenges: How HL7 DaVinci Project Work Can Help Slides

Tammy Banks Vice President, Medicare Strategy, Value Based Care Providence St. Joseph

Nick Radov Director, Interoperability Strandards & Compliance UnitedHealthcare

2:15pm – 3:00pm

Closing Remarks Slides

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Monday, October 19, 2020

WEDI Workgroup and Subworkgroup Virtual Meetings

8:00am – 10:30am

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

On Demand Link PW: w#dGYWs8

WEDI Coffee Kickoff

10:45am – 11:00am

Dr. Mary Greene, Director, Office of Burden Reduction & Health Informatics, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Slides

11:00am – 11:30am

Leveraging Collaborations to Standardize SDOH Data Collection and Use Slides

Shelia Shapiro Senior Vice President, National Strategic Partnerships United Healthcare Care Modernization & Innovation

Nancy Johnson CEO, El Rio Health

11:35am – 12:20pm

WEDI Vendor Hall Networking Opportunities

12:25pm – 1:00pm

Beyond HIPAA; Examining Privacy & Security in a Consumer Driven Healthcare Space Slides

Dr. Lina Walker Vice President, Health Security, AARP

Mari Savickis Vice President, Public Policy, CHIME

Laura Hoffman Assistant Director, Federal Affairs American Medical Association

1:00pm – 1:45pm

Innovative Opportunities in Genomics for Insurers Slides
Grant Wood Senior IT Strategist, Intermountain Healthcare Clinical Genetics Institute

1:50pm – 2:35pm

Verify, Never Trust Anyone, Assume Breach; Real-time Healthcare Interoperability with Zero Trust Slides
Sponsored by Softheon Eugene Sayan, CEO Softheon

2:35pm – 3:20pm

The USCDI Guide for Payers Slides
Dr. Denise St. Clair Senior Policy Expert, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

3:25pm – 4:10pm

Healthcare Payment Innovation; Past, Present and Future Slides

Adele Allison Senior Director of Economics & Digital Health Strategy, DST Health Solutions

John Kelly Principal Business Advisor, Edifecs

4:10pm – 4:55pm

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

On Demand Link PW: VZ@^.1KE

WEDI Coffee Kickoff
Sponsored by CAQH

10:30am – 11:00am

Town Hall and Q&A with Dr. Donald Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

11:00am – 12:00pm

Playing with FHIR to Improve Interoperability and Drive Innovation Slides
Sponsored by TIBCO

12:05pm – 12:50pm

WEDI Vendor Hall Networking Opportunities

12:55am – 1:25pm

Got Access? How to Leverage the HL7 Da Vinci Project to Advance Interoperability, Reduce Burden and Support Patient Access API Slides

Heather Kennedy Senior IT Manager of Interoperability Florida Blue/Guidewell

1:25pm – 2:10pm

FHIR Integration for Payers; Updates and Lessons Learned Slides

Patrick Murta Chief Architect, Humana

Heather Kennedy Senior IT Manager of Interoperability, Florida Blue/Guidewell

Benji Graham Business Analyst, BCBSOK

2:15pm – 3:00pm

Finding Your Way in the Dark: APIs, Endpoint Discovery and Trust Slides
Sponsored by Edifecs

3:00pm – 3:45pm

CodeX, Prior Authorization and Oncology; Challenges and Value Proposition Slides

Dr. Jim O’Connor Principal Clinical Informaticist, MITRE

Carmela Couderc Clinical Informaticist, MITRE

3:45pm – 4:30pm

Payer Uniformity in Support of Prior Authorization: Benefits and Challenges Slides

Melanie Combs-Dyer Director of Innovation, Mettle Solutions

John “Jay” Johnstone Industry Engagement Senior Specialist – HL7 Cigna

Robert Dieterle CEO, EnableCare

4:30pm – 5:15pm

Thursday, October 22, 2020

On Demand Link PW: uFv%.7Qi

WEDI Coffee Kickoff

10:45am – 11:00am

Pour the Foundation; The Business Processes and Conditions to Encourage Innovation in Healthcare Slides

Stephen Konya Senior Innovation Strategist, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

Maura Little Executive Director, Cambia Grove

Nick Dougherty Managing Director, MassChallenge Slides

11:00am – 11:45am

Present and Future Considerations; Looking at the Changing Face of Telehealth Policy Slides

Alison Armstrong Health Policy Director, Anthem

Lauren Choi Managing Director, Health Data and Technology Policy, BlueCross BlueShield Association

Emily Yoder Analyst, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Mei Wa Kwong Executive Director, Center for Connected Health Policy

11:50am – 12:35pm

WEDI Vendor Hall Networking Opportunities

12:35pm – 1:00pm

Tech Showcase
Sponsored by Edifecs

1:00pm – 1:30pm

Provider Information Impacts to Standard NCQA and URAC Requirements

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Highlights and Discussion of ICAD’s Recommendations to HITAC Slides

Alix Goss VP and Senior Consultant, Imprado Consulting, a division of DynaVet Solutions ICAD CoChair

Sheryl Turney Senior Director of Data Enablement & Quality Management Technology Anthem, Inc.

2:20pm – 3:05pm

Industry Reaction Session; ICAD’s Report

3:05pm – 3:30pm

TBA Educational Session
Sponsored by Axway

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Information Blocking 101; What Providers Should Expect and How to Prepare to Stay Compliant Slides
Adam H. Greene Partner, David Wright Tremaine LLP

4:00pm – 4:45pm

Tuesday, October 27, 2020


Why the CMS Mandate Allows Organizations to Design and Extend Interoperability Plans into the Future Slides
Sponsored by TIBCO

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Wednesday, October 28, 2020


Lessons Learned: FHIR Security and Patient Consent Slides
Sponsored by edifecs

12:30pm – 1:00pm

Innovation, Interoperability and Insight for Improved Patient Experience
Sponsored by TIBCO

1:05pm – 1:35pm

FHIR API Security: Provider and Consumer Perspective Slides
Sponsored by axway

1:40pm – 2:10pm