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Edifecs to Present and Sponsor 2023 WEDI Spring Conference

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Edifecs executives lead conversations on interoperability, health equity, and prior authorization

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Edifecs, Inc., a global health information technology solutions company, is participating in multiple sessions at the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) 2023 Spring Conference, May 22-25 virtually, on Zoom. Michael Pattwell, principal business advisor at Edifecs and chair of the WEDI payment models workgroup, is moderating a discussion between experts on “Advancing Health Equity Through Alternative Payment Models.”

Edifecs’ sponsored technology showcase features the convergence of EDI and FHIR. Edifecs is also sponsoring an educational session on interoperability and value-based payments.

As a leader paving the way to resolve challenges with prior authorization that delay patient care, Edifecs drives attendees in an exploration of using health IT to efficiently improve health information exchange, enhance care quality, and reduce costs.

The WEDI Spring Conference shines a spotlight on organizations leveraging data and emerging technologies to improve healthcare for payers, providers, and patients. The conference facilitates solutions-focused presentations that foster learning and provoke conversations on topics such as health equity, data exchange solutions, value-based care, and improving the patient experience.

Edifecs’ 2023 WEDI Spring Conference Engagement:

Edifecs Sponsored Educational Session: Interoperability is Foundational to Accelerating Value-Based Payments

  • WHAT: Successful value-based care model implementation is only possible through technology that supports standards-based interoperability. The ability to effectively exchange and use electronic health information, including attribution, quality measures, and interim performance reporting in a timely and meaningful manner, is the key to enabling and evolving value-based arrangements. Without it, organizations will experience significant and potentially costly friction in their operations, and with their partners.
  • WHEN: Tuesday, May 23, at 3:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m. EDT

    • Michael Pattwell, principal business advisor, Edifecs
    • Michael Phillips, senior manager, CAQH CORE

Conference Session: Prior Authorization Solutions in Action: HL7 CodeX Pilot Testing PA in Oncology

  • WHAT: CodeX is a member-driven HL7 FHIR Accelerator hosting a growing, vibrant, community working together to enable FHIR based interoperability that drives substantial improvements around the most important challenges and opportunities in patient health in clinical care spaces. The CodeX prior authorization in oncology use case pilot seeks to simplify prior authorization in oncology. The FHIR Accelerator will test HL7’s mCode and Da Vinci standard implementation guides (CRD, DTR, PAS) to enable an automated prior authorization workflow in a real-time setting.
  • WHEN: Wednesday, May 24, at 2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EDT

    • Maxim Abramsky, associate vice president of product management, prior authorization, Edifecs
    • Ellen Anderson-White, enterprise architect, Evernorth

Edifecs Sponsored Technology Showcase: Attachments at the Convergence of EDI and FHIR

  • WHEN: Wednesday, May 24, at 3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EDT

    • Kevin Day, principal business advisor, Edifecs
    • Sergiu Rata, associate vice president product management, Edifecs

Conference Panel: Advancing Health Equity Through Alternative Payment Models

  • WHEN: Thursday, May 25, at 12:45 p.m.-1:30 p.m. EDT

    • Moderator: Michael Pattwell, chair, WEDI payment models workgroup, principal business advisor, Edifecs
    • Marshall Chin, MD, co-chair, Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network, health equity advisory team and Richard Parrillo Family, professor of healthcare ethics, University of Chicago
    • Karen Dale, co-chair, Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network, health equity advisory team and market president, AmeriHealth Caritas

Conference Session: An Introduction to the Value-Based Performance Reporting HL7® FHIR® Implementation Guide

  • WHAT: The HL7® Da Vinci Project has initiated a new HL7 FHIR® use case to support and integrate value-based care data exchange in real time. This session outlines what problem the use case is solving and how the implementation guide will support standard value-based performance reporting for quality and risk contracts.
  • WHEN: Thursday, May 25, at 1:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m. EDT

    • Michael Pattwell, principal business advisor, Edifecs
    • Semira Singh, director, population health informatics, Providence Health

See more of the 2023 WEDI Spring Conference agenda here.

For updates on the latest news and announcements at the conference, please follow Edifecs on LinkedIn.

About Edifecs

Edifecs provides market leading technology to its payer and health system customers, which serve nearly 300 million people in the U.S. healthcare market. For over 25 years, Edifecs has enabled customers to unlock greater value by aggregating, normalizing, and unifying data with its Best in KLAS interoperability platform. The Edifecs platform serves as the foundation for the solutions that eliminate stakeholder friction to overcome healthcare’s biggest challenges, including accelerating value-based payment adoption and obtaining more complete and accurate care funding for alternative payment models. Edifecs offers natural language processing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to provide deeper insights into patients, populations, and business processes. As new standards and regulations continually emerge from government agencies, Edifecs is a proven partner to ensure its customers maintain “evergreen” compliance. Edifecs customers include 24 of the 25 top commercial health plans in the country, 27 out of 34 of the Blue Cross Blue Shield payers, 35 of the 50 Medicaid programs, and 5 out of 10 of the largest health systems.


Janet Hohmann