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Edifecs Expert John Kelly Will Take on Healthcare's Administrative Costs at WEDI Fall Conference

Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013

At this week’s WEDI Fall Conference, nationally recognized health IT expert John Kelly from Edifecs, Inc., will moderate a panel discussing how to reduce the $200 billion in administrative waste plaguing the U.S. healthcare system every year. The panel discussion will highlight findings from the U.S. Healthcare Efficiency Index™, which measures the transition from paper- and phone-based administrative transactions to an electronic-based healthcare system.

With spiraling healthcare costs, greater focus on administrative inefficiencies, and tighter regulations due to the Affordable Care Act and other mandates, healthcare and IT professionals across the industry are looking for optimal ways to streamline administrative processes through technology and automation. Kelly will provide an overview of administrative simplification, the benefits of value alignment across the healthcare industry and the potential $200 billion waiting to be saved from eliminating administrative inefficiencies. The panel will then discuss in-depth the U.S. Healthcare Efficiency Index and the progress the industry has made to date in the adoption of electronic transactions.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 from 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. EST

WHAT: A panel discussion titled, “Measuring Process and Cost Savings in the Adoption of Electronic Administrative Transactions.”

WHO: John Kelly, Principal Business Advisor at Edifecs, a nationally recognized health information exchange expert. Kelly provides strategic consulting to Edifecs’ healthcare customers and specializes in information exchange and applying the principles of supply chain integration to the healthcare delivery lifecycle. His wide-ranging experience includes serving as CIO of healthcare network provider NaviNet, director of eBusiness Architecture at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and managing director of his own Health IT consulting firm. Kelly also served as the architect and technical lead for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ statewide HIE project.

About Edifecs, Inc.
An industry leader since 1996, Edifecs provides healthcare software solutions that improve operational performance by streamlining the exchange of information among health plans, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations, while enabling compliance with current mandates such as HIPAA, Operating Rules and ICD-10.

Today, more than 250 healthcare customers use Edifecs technology to unify transactions from any information channel source and input mechanism, while automating manual business processes such as enrollment, claims and payments management. Edifecs is headquartered in Bellevue, WA. For more information, please visit

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