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Ed Hafner

by Jasmine Phiri

May 17, 2021

Assistant Vice President, Medical Network Payer Strategy, Change Healthcare

Ed Hafner is the AVP of Payer Strategy within the Medical Network for Change Healthcare. He provides strategic direction deriving health plan’s value from the electronic document exchange including pre-adjudication platform, machine learning, interoperability, and solution integrations with payment integrity, risk adjustment, and clinical network.

Before joining Change Healthcare, Ed was the General Manager of TIBCO’s Multi-Enterprise Connectivity Group that included B2B products, Health Care solutions, and Managed File Transfer products. Prior to TIBCO’s acquisition of Foresight, he served as Foresight’s Chief Technology Officer and was instrumental in the development of its HIPAA and ICD-10 solutions. Ed has been involved with EDI since 1983 including a 14-year tenure at Sterling Commerce where he served as Vice President of Development and Operations.

Ed is active within WEDI as a seven-term board member and is the organization’s Chair Elect. Other health care technology industry involvement includes being an Officer for EHNAC Board’s Criteria Committee. In addition to his involvement with health care, he has served other industry initiatives including retail, pharmaceutical, grocery, logistics, and automotive.