- On Wednesday, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange sais Devin Jopp is stepping down as president and CEO.
- During his tenure, WEDI shepherded development of an industry roadmap for the next generation of healthcare data exchange.
- Formed by the HHS in 1991, the nonprofit organization is an authority on health IT.
“It has been a true pleasure serving WEDI and its incredible members over the past four years,” Jopp said in a statement. “As I look forward, I remain extremely excited about the future of the organization and the important role that WEDI plays in promoting the effective use of health IT.”
HIPAA designated WEDI an advisor to HHS. The organization — comprised of physicians, hospitals, health plans, vendors, government agencies, consumers, nonprofits, and standards development groups — was key in advancing ICD-10, forming a workshop to discuss implementation and surveying industry participants to gauge readiness, according to Modern Healthcare. Transition to the new codes got underway last October.
Jopp ‘s LinkedIn page shows him now serving as CEO of Future Focus Health, a startup healthcare consulting firm based in Reston, VA.
The WEDI board has appointed a search panel to find his replacement.