Edifecs Experts, Partners and Customers to Present at WEDI Fall Conference

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Focus on healthcare industry challenges such as ICD-10, Operating Rules and trusted information exchange

Healthcare industry experts and advisors from Edifecs, Inc., a global healthcare partnerships enablement company, the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium (MHDC), Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina, DirectTrust and Secure Exchange Solutions will be featured speakers at the WEDI Fall Conference in Reston, Va. The panelists will cover some of the industry’s most critical challenges – the testing and transition to ICD-10, secure and trusted health information exchange and messaging and how to create cost-effective outcomes with a proactive mandate strategy – in three separate sessions.

What: “Collaborative Testing: Preparing Massachusetts for 2015”

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 1:30-2:15 p.m. ET

Denny Brennan, executive director and CEO of MHDC, will present the history, progress, key success factors and lessons learned from the MHDC Collaborative Testing Program (CTP). The CTP brought together nine health plans and 86 provider organizations to test ICD-10 transactions for HIPAA validation, financial impact and operational readiness. Session attendees will garner a better understanding of what the testing process entails, the unanticipated challenges it presents and how Massachusetts’ experience might inform their testing strategies and processes.

What: “Why DIRECT - I Have Secure Encrypted Messaging?”

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 3:30-4:15 p.m. ET

Tammy Banks, vice president of the Interoperability Program Development at UnitedHealth Group Optum Cloud Team, will moderate a discussion that tackles some of the challenges and obstacles to creating a scalable trust model for exchanging health information at a national level – while protecting the security and privacy of information. Panelists include Dr. David C. Kibbe MD MBA, president and CEO of DirectTrust, Dan Kazzaz, CEO of Secure Exchange Solutions and John Kelly, principal business advisor at Edifecs. The panel will discuss the similarities and differences between various methods for secure messaging and the DIRECT protocols in particular. Attendees will also learn the objectives of, and know how to sign up and become a part of, the WEDI Secure Messaging Workgroup.

What: “Smart Ways to Spend your Money for Mandates”

When: Wednesday, Oct 22, at 1:45-2:30 p.m. ET

John Kelly, principal business advisor for Edifecs, will discuss the benefits of a proactive, strategic approach toward mandates and value-based care. Session participants will learn how to create flexible and scalable clinical transactions with administrative streams for far more cost-effective outcomes.

About Edifecs, Inc.
Edifecs is a leader in developing innovative, cost-cutting solutions to transform the global healthcare marketplace. Since 1996, Edifecs has provided technology that automates many administrative functions in order to trim waste and reduce costs as well as increase revenues, collaboration and operational performance. Customers who have benefited include healthcare providers, insurers, pharmacy benefit management companies, and other trading partners. More than 350 healthcare customers today use Edifecs solutions to simplify and unify financial, clinical and administrative transactions. They also use Edifecs technology to automate manual business processes (e.g., enrollment, claims and payment management) and to support compliance for HIPAA, Operating Rules and ICD-10 mandates. In addition, Edifecs develops supply chain management solutions to support worldwide customers in non-healthcare industry segments. Edifecs is based in Bellevue, WA, with operations internationally. Learn more about us at edifecs.com.

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