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

CHIME Issues National Patient ID Challenge

Released March 17, 2015


Leading healthcare IT association to launch $1 million challenge for innovative solution to patient matching, rallies industry-wide support ANN ARBOR, MI, March 17, 2015 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the healthcare industry’s leading professional organization for chief information officers and senior IT executives, is calling on innovators throughout the U.S. and… read more

CHIME and AMDIS Sign Management Services Agreement, Appoint New Executive Vice President of Medical Informatics and Patient Safety for CHIME

Released March 9, 2015


ANN ARBOR, MI, March 9, 2015 – Today, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) the healthcare industry’s leading professional organization for CIOs and senior IT executives, announced it has a new agreement to provide management services to the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS), the nation’s largest professional association for physicians… read more

CHIME and Health Forum/AHA Formalize Agreement on HealthCare’s Most Wired™

Released March 5, 2015


ANN ARBOR, MI, March 5, 2015 – Today, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) announced it has formalized an agreement with Health Forum, a subsidiary of American Hospital Association (AHA), to utilize HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey and benchmarking study of hospital and health system information technology practices. HealthCare’s Most Wired™ survey and benchmarking… read more

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