ZirMed’s Betty Gomez elected Vice President of the Cooperative Exchange

PR Newswire | September 18, 2014

The Cooperative Exchange, the National Health Clearinghouse Association representing organizations in the healthcare information technology and transaction industry, today announced the election of its new 2014 executive team.

Effective immediately the new Cooperative Exchange officers are President Sherry Wilson of Jopari Solutions, Inc.; Vice President Betty Gomez of ZirMed; Treasurer Kathy Sites of Availity; and Secretary Joseph Bell of ClaimRemedi.

“I look forward to taking the helm of the Cooperative Exchange at such a pivotal time in our organization’s history,” stated newly-elected President Sherry Wilson. “One of my first initiatives is to achieve broader input by creating an Executive Strategic Advisory Board to accelerate and expand the influence that the Cooperative Exchange can bring to related organizations in addition to industry governance bodies.”

“One of the key objectives for the organization is providing to our health care delivery system a greater understanding of the significant value that clearinghouses offer,” said Ms. Wilson. Clearinghouses have extensive capabilities they can deliver as we work collaboratively to achieve administrative simplification, and the resulting outcome will reduce the burden and healthcare costs for all stakeholders.”

Added Ms. Wilson: “The Cooperative Exchange is uniquely positioned with strong leadership, an engaged membership, and a collective focus to drive EDI adoption that facilitates the business portion of healthcare. I along with the newly appointed CE officers look forward to expanding CE’s pivotal role in this crucial effort.”

About Cooperative Exchange
Cooperative Exchange was established in 2002 to promote and advance electronic data exchange for the healthcare industry by improving efficiency, advocacy and education to industry stakeholders and government entities. Members include: ACS EDI Gateway; American Medical Association (AMA); Apex EDI, ASC X12, AXIOM Systems, Inc.; Availity; CareMedic Systems; Capario; ClaimRemedi; Emdeon, eProvider Solutions; GE Healthcare; Greenway Health; HDM Corp.; Healthcare Billing and Management Association (HBMA); Health-e-Web; Jopari Solutions; Medical Electronic Attachment (MEA); NextGen Healthcare; OfficeAlly; OptumInsight; Passport Health; Practice Insight; RelayHealth, Secure EDI; Siemens HDX; The SSI Group, Inc., Streamline Health, TriZetto Provider Solutions; Utah Health Information Network (UHIN); WEX, Inc. and ZirMed. For more information, visit www.cooperativeexchange.org

The Cooperative Exchange Elects 2014 Officers

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