Healthcare CIOs Praise ONC for Standards ‘Playbook’

Released January 30, 2015


ANN ARBOR, MI, January 30, 2015 – Building on the announcement from HHS yesterday, pledging much-needed changes to the Meaningful Use program, healthcare IT leaders praised the release of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) “2015 Interoperability Standards Advisory,” calling it an essential component of the newly released Interoperability Roadmap.  The… read more

CHIME Applauds Intent by CMS to Shorten 2015 EHR Reporting Period

Released January 29, 2015


Statement from CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO “CHIME applauds CMS for recognizing the pressing need to bring immediate flexibility to the Meaningful Use Program in 2015.  Our members have been steadfast advocates for the value of a 90-day reporting period to foster interoperability and improve care coordination through broad program participation… read more

Statement from CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell, AMDIS CEO Rich Rydell, and AMDIS Board Chairman William Bria, MD on the appointment of Dr. Michael James McCoy as ONC’s first Chief Health Information Officer

Released January 21, 2015


“CHIME and AMDIS welcome Dr. McCoy to the role of Chief Health Information Officer.  We support his addition to ONC as a physician and IT executive with experience on both sides of the vendor/provider fence.  The task Dr. McCoy has been charged – interoperability – is a daunting one, which will require bureaucratic, technical and… read more

2015 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study Now Open

Released January 16, 2015


ANN ARBOR, MI and CHICAGO, January 16, 2015 – The 2015 Most Wired Survey is now open, the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) announced today. Published annually by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, Health Care’s Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study is a leading industry barometer that… read more

Statement from CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO on Administrator Marilyn Tavenner’s Departure from CMS

Released January 16, 2015


“CHIME appreciates Administrator Tavenner’s service and her many years of leadership within the healthcare industry. She provided a steady hand during turbulent times in Washington, as she oversaw the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and the many provisions of the HITECH Act. “This is a pivotal time in the nation’s transformation towards increased quality,… read more

Healthcare Leaders Praise Reintroduction of the Flex-IT Act

Released January 12, 2015


Strong, Bipartisan Support for Increasing Meaningful Use Flexibility ANN ARBOR, MI, January 12, 2015 – Healthcare leaders praised the reintroduction of the Flexibility in Health IT Reporting (Flex-IT) Act of 2015, a bipartisan bill granting the nation’s healthcare providers additional flexibility in meeting Meaningful Use (MU) requirements through a shortened reporting period in 2015.  Swift… read more

Sue Schade Named CHIME-HIMSS 2014 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year

Released January 5, 2015


ANN ARBOR, MI and CHICAGO, January 5, 2015 – Sue Schade, FCHIME, FHIMSS has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year Award.  Schade is Chief Information Officer at University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers in Ann Arbor, one of the largest and most-recognized academic health… read more

CHIME Welcomes Charles E. Christian as its 2015 Board Chairman

Released December 18, 2014


ANN ARBOR, MI, December 18, 2014 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to welcome Charles E. Christian, FCHIME, LCHIME, CHCIO, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Georgia, as its 2015 Board of Trustees Chair. Christian brings over 40 years of experience in healthcare, including… read more

Statement from CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO in Support of Congressional Letter to HHS for MU Flexibility in 2015

Released December 17, 2014


We are encouraged by the bipartisan letter, signed by 30 members of the House of Representatives, urging Secretary Burwell to take immediate action to shorten the Meaningful Use program reporting period in 2015. Data released today by CMS, indicating that roughly half of the nation’s physicians will receive penalties in 2015, only validate our calls… read more