Inside CHIME: ICYMI – Updates from CHIME’s Washington Team

Released February 4, 2016

2.4.16 by Leslie Krigstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs – CHIME & Mari Savickis, Vice President of Congressional Affairs – CHIME It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the nation’s capital. Regulators issued timelines for Meaningful Use hardship exemptions and CHIME offered lawmakers its thoughts on key health IT policies. With the 2016 election season… read more

Inside CHIME: The Value of Thinking Global

Released February 4, 2016

2.4.16 by George McCulloch, MA, MBA, FCHIME, CHCIO CHIME Executive VP, Professional Development and Membership CHIME has seen growing demand for its services internationally. Health IT leaders around the globe are facing many of the same challenges and CHIME is better positioned than any other organization to offer support to healthcare CIOs everywhere. More than two decades ago,… read more

Inside CHIME: National Patient ID Challenge – Game On!

Released January 21, 2016

1.21.16 by Matthew Weinstock Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME   The wait is over. CHIME’s patient ID initiative kicks off with a bang, including endorsements by patient safety leaders and the head of ONC. Near the end of her remarks endorsing the CHIME National Patient ID Challenge, National Patient Safety Foundation President and CEO… read more

Inside CHIME: What Do You Really Know About Your Patients?

Released January 21, 2016

1.21.16 by Matthew Weinstock Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME   At next month’s CHIME-HIMSS CIO Forum, Aetna’s Gary Loveman is sure to challenge health IT leaders to become more proactive in building customer loyalty. Healthcare organizations collect a lot of data on patients, yet they know surprisingly little about their consumer base. As the… read more

Statement on the Future of the Meaningful Use Program

Released January 12, 2016

ANN ARBOR, MI, January 12, 2016 – During a speech at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt suggested that significant changes are instore for the Meaningful Use program. In response to this news, CHIME President and CEO Russell Branzell issued the following statement.  The Meaningful Use… read more

Inside CHIME: Solving the Patient Identification Problem, Once and For All

Released January 7, 2016

1.7.16 by Russell Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO CHIME President and CEO CHIME is poised to launch a $1 million global competition with the goal of a fixing one of healthcare’s most challenging problems. There’s no doubt about it, we’ve made considerable progress implementing technology solutions that make our hospitals more efficient and patient care better — bar coding… read more

Inside CHIME: Health IT Policy Forecast

Released January 7, 2016

1.7.16 by Leslie Krigstein CHIME Vice President of Congressional Affairs From Meaningful Use and interoperability to cybersecurity, health IT issues will get a lot of attention in Washington, D.C. this year. If 2015 was the year that many health IT issues became mainstream for policymakers, 2016 could be the year that they are forced to… read more

Inside CHIME: It’s Time to Share the Wealth

Released January 7, 2016

1.7.16 by Marc Probst, CHIME Board of Trustees Chair; Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Intermountain Healthcare Instead of reinventing the wheel to navigate today’s health IT landscape, let’s tap into the collective knowledge that exists within CHIME. Happy New Year! I hope everyone is ready for what will certainly be a busy 2016. I am… read more

Inside CHIME: Input Needed on Quality Measures and Certified EHRs

Released January 7, 2016

1.7.16 by Mari Savickis CHIME Vice President of Federal Affairs CHIME to host member calls on CMS and ONC requests for information. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator in late December published a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input on several items related to the certification of health information… read more