CHIME Applauds Language in Spending Deal to Support Patient Identification

Released December 20, 2019


ANN ARBOR, MI, Dec. 17, 2019 – A bipartisan spending deal announced yesterday by Congress includes directives to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to address problems related to patient matching. Although the bill did not lift a ban on funding for a… read more

CHIME Honors Most Wired’s Top Tier in Most Improved, Small/Rural and Ambulatory Categories

Released December 17, 2019


ANN ARBOR, MI, Dec. 17, 2019 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) recently spotlighted top performing healthcare organizations that participated in the 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired survey. The organizations were honored for being best in class in three categories: most improved; small and rural; and ambulatory.    The Most Wired survey assesses… read more

Most Wired Report Finds Parallels Between Acute-Care and Ambulatory Organizations

Released November 13, 2019


ANN ARBOR, MI, Nov. 13, 2019 – Acute-care organizations and ambulatory facilities are following similar trajectories in their adoption of healthcare technologies, according to a report released by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Organizations that used advanced technologies the most also reported the most benefit. The report, HealthCare’s Most Wired: National Trends… read more

CHIME and Digital Health Canada Launch Chapter in Canada

Released November 5, 2019


PHOENIX, AZ, Nov. 5, 2019 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and Digital Health Canada announced today that they have launched an international chapter in Canada. The announcement was made today at the CHIME Fall CIO Forum in Phoenix. Canada’s Health Informatics Executive Forum (CHIEF) will operate the chapter.   “This is a great… read more

Encompass Health CIO Rusty Yeager and Cerner Receive 2019 CHIME Collaboration Award

Released November 5, 2019


PHOENIX, AZ, Nov. 5, 2019 – Imagine the letdown patients who have been released to a post-acute care facility experience when they must unexpectedly return to the hospital. Unplanned transfers from inpatient rehabilitation facilities to acute-care settings are not only inconvenient for patients, but also may be costly to post-acute care organizations, especially if they prompt… read more

First Health Advisory Solutions Receives CHIME Foundation Partner of the Year Award

Released November 5, 2019


PHOENIX, AZ, NOV. 5, 2019 – When the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives’ (CHIME) affiliated security association needed experts to help develop a new credential, key members on the leadership team at First Health Advisory Solutions stepped up to the plate. And when CHIME members advocated for security-related policies, First was there offering support… read more

CIOs Aviv Gladman and Amanda Hammel Share CHIME-AHA Transformational Leadership Award

Released November 5, 2019


PHOENIX, AZ, Nov. 4, 2019 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) today named two healthcare IT executives the winners of the 2019 CHIME-AHA Transformational Leadership Award. Aviv Gladman, MD, CIO and CMIO at Mackenzie Health in Ontario, Canada, and Amanda Hammel, senior vice president and CIO at Memorial Hermann Health System in… read more

CHIME Names Liz Johnson 2019 CHIME Outstanding Service Award Winner

Released November 4, 2019


PHOENIX, AZ, Nov. 4, 2019 – When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published a 1,000-page-plus proposed rule in 2019, there was one healthcare IT leader who gleefully rubbed her hands before diving into the murky prose. Her goal: to help her colleagues assess the policy’s impact and provide a clear and insightful response to… read more

Navicent Health’s Omer Awan Wins Innovator of the Year Award

Released November 4, 2019


ANN ARBOR, MI, Nov. 4, 2019 – Healthcare is notoriously siloed, which poses a costly barrier to coordinated care. Omer Awan, senior vice president and chief information and digital officer at Navicent Health, and his team successfully used health IT to tear down barriers across the system, improving quality and the patient experience while saving… read more

CHIME Announces Officers, New Members for Board of Trustees

Released October 11, 2019


ANN ARBOR, MI, Oct. 11, 2019 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to share new officer and membership announcements for the CHIME Board of Trustees.    The Board has selected officers for the 2021 Board, effective Jan. 1, 2021. Tanya Townsend, senior vice president and CIO at LCMC Health, as… read more