- Devin Jopp, Ed.D, president and CEO of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, has announced that he will be stepping down after his four years as president and CEO of the organization, according to a WEDI public statement.
Throughout his time as CEO of WEDI, Jopp has spearheaded many healthcare IT initiatives, including organizing the 2013 WEDI Report, which collected industry opinions into a roadmap for the health IT industry to consult going forward.
Additionally, Jopp helped develop the virtual clipboard project, which seeks to eliminate the paper administrative tasks associated with admission into a healthcare facility and puts it all on a digital interface.
“The Board expresses its appreciation to Dr. Jopp for his service as CEO over the past four years and we wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Jean Narcisi, chair of the WEDI Board of Directors. “WEDI remains steadfast in its commitment to improving the quality of healthcare through effective and efficient information exchange, and we look forward to a new year of growth, innovation and collaboration with our members.”
As Jopp continues in his career in healthcare IT, he says he is excited to see what WEDI continues to do to benefit the industry.
“It has been a true pleasure serving WEDI and its incredible members over the past four years,” Jopp said in a statement. “As I look ahead, I remain extremely excited about the future of the organization and the important role that WEDI plays in promoting the effective use of health information technology.”
The WEDI Board of Directors is reportedly looking for a replacement for Jopp and has formed a search committee for the process.