Phoenix, Ariz. (Jan. 6, 2015) – Scott Whyte, Senior Vice President of Growth and Innovation for ClearDATA, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the leading authority on the use of health IT to improve healthcare information exchange. Whyte’s term will begin January 2015.

Whyte joins an August group of board members who are executives from premier organizations such as the Mayo Clinic, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, PwC, WellPoint, McKesson and St. Joseph Health System.

“It’s an honor to work with such an outstanding group of board members and staff who are on the front lines driving improvement in healthcare information exchange to enhance quality of care, improve efficiency and reduce cost,” commented Whyte. “I look forward to helping WEDI lead the change in healthcare data standards and B2B integration.”

WEDI president and CEO, Devin Jopp, Ed.D., said, “We are honored to have Scott join our board. His deep knowledge of privacy, security and healthcare cloud computing will be invaluable as we work towards our goal of improving the quality of healthcare through effective and efficient information exchange and management.”

Whyte, a veteran health IT leader, has more than 25 years’ experience serving the nation’s largest providers and payers. At ClearDATA, he is responsible for driving innovation, growth and strategic partnerships. Previously, he served as Vice President of IT at Dignity Health, as well as Vice President and CIO at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He also helped build the healthcare practices at Ernst & Young, Siemens Medical Solutions and Cap Gemini. He founded and served as co-chairman of the HL7 Clinical Genomics Special Interest Group whose mission is to develop an international data exchange standard for genomic information.

Mr. Whyte has spoken nationally on topics including accountable care, big data, population health management, health information exchanges and portals. He presented at the ONC Annual Conference, testified before the ONC HIT Policy Committee and the ONC Privacy & Security Tiger Team, and served as Co-Chair of the California state HIE, Cal eConnect, Technology Advisory Group (TAG).

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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 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 and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.