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Larry Watkins Joins QualEDIx as Executive Vice President, Healthcare Strategy and Business Development

Healthcare Industry Veteran to Focus on Greater Use and Interoperability of HIPAA Standards Though Advanced Software Testing Services and Methodologies

Naples, FL (PRWEB) July 6, 2010 -- QualEDIx, a strategic health IT quality assurance partner offering the nation's only real-time HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 software testing services network is pleased to announce that healthcare industry veteran, Larry Watkins, has been named Executive Vice President of Healthcare Strategy and Business Development. Mr. Watkins brings more than 25 years of information systems experience in healthcare – driving business strategy, promoting business development, providing industry leadership, implementing EDI solutions, and providing IT and business consulting.

Mr. Watkins is a recognized expert and leader in the area of healthcare (HIPAA) electronic transactions, as is evidenced by the many industry leadership positions he has held including former X12 health care task group co-chair where he led the task group during development of both the 4010 and 5010 versions adopted under HIPAA, former Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) Board Member and Co-founder and chair of WEDI SNIP, the single collaborative body for HIPAA transaction implementation, former Chairman, Association For Electronic Health Care Transactions (AFEHCT), and member of numerous national committees responsible for healthcare data and standards.

In his new role, Mr. Watkins is charged with bringing strategic initiatives and partnerships for the company's highly advanced testing capabilities for heath IT. The AgilEDIx (test data generator) and TradEDIx, (trading partner testing services) are the most advanced tools of their kind available today. Mr. Watkins states, “I look forward to showcasing the integration of QualEDIx’s outstanding technology and methodology platforms to show our clients how these solutions greatly reduce the overall cost and delivery timelines of the industry's 5010 and ICD-10 projects.”

Mark Lott, CEO of QualEDIx, states that "Having a Larry on board is such a strong asset to our company and his deep healthcare expertise, leadership skills and integral knowledge of testing will further help solidify QualEDIx as the leading testing solution provider for health IT. Mr. Watkins will also carry the message that one of our key differentiators is the fact our solutions are built "by testing professionals for testing professionals" which means it addresses head on the challenges the industry faces today surrounding more accurate and more thorough testing initiatives.    

Prior to joining QualEDIx, Mr. Watkins most recently served as Ingenix Consulting’s solutions architect in the areas of revenue cycle management, HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 implementation, as well as industry advocate and spokesperson in the areas of health information exchange, standards, and compliance. Mr. Watkins was a co-founder and executive at Claredi, a HIPAA transaction solution company, as well as a business development leader for Athenahealth. Prior to that, he managed Per-Se Technologies’ healthcare connectivity/EDI businesses and led EDI implementation efforts for Misys.

Mr. Lott adds, “True software testing practices and principals are often overlooked within healthcare today and as a company it is our mission to help the industry and all its participants perform better testing, delivery better products and enable greater healthcare IT efficiencies.”

About QualEDIx, Inc.:
QualEDIx, is a strategic healthcare IT quality assurance service partner focused on delivering best-in-class interoperable testing solutions to healthcare IT and leverages extensive experience in testing methodologies, test data management, configuration management and test automation practices. The QualEDIx team has over 300+ years of combined healthcare and software testing expertise in health IT business, testing, test data and trading partner solutions.

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