ZirMed Joins WEDI Board of Directors

Louisville, KY – January 7, 2013

ZirMed®, a leading health information connectivity and management solutions company, today announced that Betty Gomez has been selected to join the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) Board of Directors. Gomez will serve a two-year term beginning January 1, 2014.

As a member of the WEDI Board of Directors, Gomez will help lead the association in furthering its goals of leveraging technology to meet industry needs and improving the efficiency of healthcare information exchange. Gomez plans to utilize her expertise in reform, coding and ICD-10 readiness to help WEDI push for the industry to adopt better information exchange models and efficiencies.

“My goals and those of ZirMed are well aligned with WEDI’s since both organizations focus on making healthcare more efficient and cost-effective overall,” said Betty Gomez. “I plan to bring forward-thinking ideas to my role on the WEDI board and help advocate for the needs of the industry as a whole.”

Gomez brings more than 23 years of healthcare industry experience to her role at ZirMed where she leads the company’s regulatory strategy efforts, presently focusing on ICD-10 readiness initiatives and solutions. Prior to her current position, Gomez led ZirMed clients through a successful HIPAA 5010 implementation as the company’s vice president of IT operations and support. Gomez is a recognized expert in the field of healthcare claims and EDI transactions and serves as an industry representative in X12N, CAQH CORE and the Cooperative Exchange. As an active leader in WEDI since 2007, Gomez has presented at several WEDI conferences and contributed to a wide variety of WEDI workgroups, webinars and whitepapers.

About WEDI
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 to reduce costs of our nation’s healthcare system. WEDI was formed in 1991 by the Secretary of Health and Human (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 bodies. For more information about WEDI and its programs, visit http://www.wedi.org.

About ZirMed®
Founded in 1999, ZirMed is one of healthcare’s premier health information connectivity and management solutions companies. ZirMed combines innovative software development with the industry’s most advanced transactional network and business analytics platform to give organizations a clearer view of their financial and operational performance. ZirMed’s industry-leading technology and client support have been recognized as Best in KLAS® in 2010 & 2011—modernizing critical connections between providers, patients and payers to improve the business and process of healthcare. Our nationwide network facilitates, manages and analyzes billions of healthcare transactions, driving bottom-line performance with clinical communications, comprehensive analytics, eligibility, claims management, coding compliance, reimbursement management, patient portals and patient payment services including credit card processing, online payments, statements, estimation and payment plan management. For more information about ZirMed, visit www.ZirMed.com.

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