ZirMed's Crystal Ewing Joins the WEDI 2018 Board of Directors
Prestigious honor places ZirMed employee on multi-stakeholder board established to advance healthcare information exchange
In her role as a member of the board, Ewing will join a diverse cross-section of the industry, including payers, providers, government regulators, and other industry vendors, to lead WEDI in its mission to promote the use of health IT in improving healthcare information exchange – enhancing quality of care, improving efficiency and reducing costs. Specifically, Ewing is dedicated to using her position to help drive the adoption of attachment regulations, assess improvements needed to enhance prior authorization processes and increase education and advocacy for the 7030 HIPAA transaction standards.
"WEDI plays such an important role in continuing to shape the efficiency and quality of the U.S. healthcare system," Ewing shared. "I am extremely passionate about this mission and pleased to have support from the newly integrated Navicure and ZirMed organizations."
"Crystal is extremely passionate about helping to shape the efficiency and quality of the U.S. healthcare system, indicated through her work with WEDI and at our company," Matthew Hawkins, CEO of the newly combined Navicure and ZirMed companies. "Here at Navicure and ZirMed, we are equally committed to maintaining a role in advancing health information exchange, and we are proud to support Crystal in this endeavor. Together, we can continue to drive meaningful business and technical improvements for the industry, while simultaneously educating our clients and protecting their best interest."
Ewing is a nationally recognized expert on HIPAA, HITECH and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With more than a decade of involvement with WEDI, she has previously co-chaired the ICD-10 Testing workgroup. She also holds leadership roles within the Cooperative Exchange, The National Clearinghouse Association, and she is a member of ASC X12 – the committee that writes the standards for electronic data interchange (EDI) transactions, including healthcare claims – and previously served as co-chair of their Entity workgroup.
"We have an incredible group of seasoned executives making up our Board of Directors," said Charles W. Stellar, president and CEO of WEDI. "Their expertise and range of perspectives are invaluable to our organization as we look to create efficiencies to the healthcare industry as a whole through better use of health information technology. Congratulations to the new and re-elected board members – we look forward to furthering our initiatives together."
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is the leading authority on the use of health IT to improve healthcare information exchange in order to enhance the quality of care, improve efficiency, and reduce costs of our nation's healthcare system. WEDI was formed in 1991 by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and was designated in the 1996 HIPAA legislation as an advisor to HHS. WEDI's membership includes a broad coalition of organizations, including: hospitals, providers, health plans, vendors, government agencies, consumers, not-for-profit organizations, and standards development organizations. To learn more, visit www.wedi.org and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Navicure and ZirMed
Navicure and ZirMed are now one company. The combined company, which will initially operate under both the Navicure and ZirMed brands, provides integrated cloud-based healthcare revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions that improve both operating efficiencies and financial results including revenue, cash flow, and cost of collecting from payers and patients. The company's platforms include solutions for medical claims management and monitoring, charge integrity, contract management and modeling, AR management, patient billing and payments, predictive analytics, and eligibility and coverage detection. Navicure and ZirMed are recognized as industry leaders, collectively scoring Best in KLAS® claims clearinghouse every year since 2010 and multiple #1 rankings in both medical claims processing and patient payment solutions from Black Book™ surveys since 2012. The combined company supports more than 400,000 providers, hospitals, health systems and ambulatory services organizations and partners with the leading EHR and practice management solution providers. For more information, visit www.navicure.com and https://public.zirmed.com or follow @Navicure and @ZirMed on Twitter.