CHIME Co-Founder Richard A. Correll to Retire

Released June 18, 2015


ANN ARBOR, MI, June 18, 2015 – Co-founder and former President and CEO of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Richard A. Correll announced his plans to retire at the end of the month, after 23 years. Correll has been serving as the organization’s chief operating officer and senior strategic advisor since April… read more

Care Coordination, Telehealth Expansion Highlighted in CHIME Comments to Senate Chronic Care Working Group

Released June 15, 2015


ANN ARBOR, MI, June 15, 2015 – In comments submitted to the Senate Finance Committee Work Group on Chronic Care, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) called on the committee to foster policies that bolster care coordination and telehealth services in the treatment of patients with chronic conditions. Health information technology must be… read more

Patient ID Highlighted as Barrier to Interoperability during Senate HELP Hearing

Released June 10, 2015


ANN ARBOR, MI, June 10, 2015 – In a hearing convened by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) today, witnesses outlined opportunities to improve health information exchange, citing the absence of a nationally-recognized identifier as an ongoing challenge to matching patients to their healthcare data. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) cited a 2012 CHIME… read more

CHIME Submits Comments on Proposed Rules to Meaningful Use

Released May 27, 2015


Organization applauds modifications to Stage 2, calls Stage 3 of the EHR Incentive Program too ambitious ANN ARBOR, MI, May 27, 2015 – In official comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) called federal plans for the third stage of meaningful use too… read more

CHIME Statement on the Markup of the 21st Century Cures Initiative

Released May 13, 2015


Statement from CHIME Interim Vice President of Public Policy, Leslie Krigstein ANN ARBOR, MI, May 13, 2015 – Interoperability is a complex, multifaceted problem that will only improve when we have a standardized approach for collecting and sharing data, but that can only occur once a patient has been positively identified. Despite the Energy &… read more

CHIME Submits Comments on 21st Century Cures Initiative

Released May 8, 2015


Statement from CHIME Interim Vice President of Public Policy, Leslie Krigstein ANN ARBOR, MI, May 8, 2015 – CHIME supports the Committee’s bipartisan interest in strengthening our healthcare system to meet our 21st Century needs. Health information technology and electronic health records (EHRs) have the potential to transform care and usher in a new era… read more

CHIME, AMDIS Respond to MU Stage 2 Modification Rule

Released April 10, 2015


Joint Statement from CHIME and AMDIS in Response to Stage 2 Modification Rule ANN AROBOR, MI, April 10, 2015 – This afternoon the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) proposed a regulation that would give providers the option of demonstrating Meaningful Use (MU) through a shortened reporting period in 2015. CHIME and AMDIS applaud these… read more

CHIME, AMDIS File Joint Comments on ONC’s Interoperability Roadmap

Released April 3, 2015


Joint Statement from CHIME and AMDIS in Response to ONC’s Interoperability Roadmap ANN AROBOR, MI, April 3, 2015 – CHIME and AMDIS commend the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT for their efforts to detail a national strategy to improve the interoperability of health information technology. While we have some pointed criticisms, the amount… read more

CHIME Statement on Meaningful Use Stage 3 NPRM

Released March 20, 2015


ANN AROBOR, MI, March 20, 2015 – CHIME is closely evaluating both the CMS Meaningful Use rule and the ONC certification rule. Based on our initial review, we are pleased to see flexibility built into the Stage 3 proposed objectives. We are still trying to understand the implications of moving all Medicare providers to a… read more

CHIME Statement on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Hearing

Released March 18, 2015


Statement from CHIME Vice President of Public Policy, Jeffery Smith, M.P.P. ANN ARBOR, MI, March 18, 2015 – Tuesday’s hearing underlined a number of important challenges facing our industry, including costs, compliance burdens and a lack of data exchange. These challenges are real and they are undermining a tremendous amount of progress made since passage… read more