SOURCE: Cognosante


November 14, 2012 16:07 ET

Cognosante's Susan Ackley Wins Award of Merit From the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2012) - Cognosante, a leading provider of IT services to healthcare organizations, announced Susan Ackley, director of the company's Standards Compliance Practice, won the 2012 Award of Merit from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI). She was presented the award at the WEDI Fall conference in Reston, VA on October 24.

Ackley was recognized for her meaningful contributions to the success of WEDI and the WEDI Strategic National Implementation Process (SNIP). Ackley has been active with WEDI for more than five years and has provided her time, commitment and many talents. With WEDI SNIP, Ackley has focused on improving the quality, affordability and availability of healthcare through effective and efficient information exchange and management.

"Susan has been an invaluable resource to ICD-10 Implementation SubWorkGroup and the SNIP Steering Committee for years," said Devin Jopp, Ed.D., WEDI president and CEO. "Her tireless effort and leadership have been instrumental to WEDI's success in those key areas."

"We are committed to supporting WEDI's mission through the application of information technology to improve the quality, affordability and availability of healthcare," said Tom Stepka, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Cognosante. "Susan's involvement and contribution to WEDI and other groups addressing these issues demonstrates that commitment."

"I'm honored to have been selected by the WEDI board for this recognition. I appreciate the opportunity to work with industry leaders in my roles as an ICD-10 Implementation SubWorkGroup co-chair and SNIP Steering Committee co-chair. It's a great way to keep up with what's going on in our industry and to assist healthcare entities in implementing the many mandates we face," stated Ackley. "This work I do with the support of Cognosante allows me to bring a broader industry perspective to the work we do for our clients."

About Cognosante
Cognosante is a leading provider of IT services to healthcare organizations. The company assists its clients in developing, managing and executing complex healthcare information programs and infrastructures. Its expertise includes standards development, interoperability, business and technical architecture, modular system integration, health informatics, Medicaid, health information exchange, improper payment, health insurance exchange, NwHIN, and The Direct Project. Please visit for more information.

About The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (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 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 bodies. 

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