Industry Veteran Barb Sivek Named Vice President of CHIME Foundation

Released August 17, 2017


CHIME is pleased to announce that Barb Sivek will assume the position of vice president of the CHIME Foundation, effective immediately. She had served as the Foundation’s interim vice president since late April in addition to leading CHIME’s operations and business management group.

CHIME Supports Partners in Launch of NHS Digital Academy

Released August 3, 2017


CHIME congratulates Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College Healthcare National Health Service (NHS) Trust, the University of Edinburgh and Harvard Medical School for being selected for the NHS Digital Academy.

CHIME Praises CMS Decision to Remove 2015 CEHRT Mandates in 2018

Released August 3, 2017


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made several changes to a final rule on Wednesday that improve the chances that hospitals will successfully fulfill their Meaningful Use and electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) reporting requirements. CHIME is pleased that CMS listened to our members on these issues.

CHIME & AEHIS Leadership Support Medical Device Cybersecurity Act

Released August 1, 2017


On July 27, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Medical Device Cybersecurity Act of 2017 (S.1656). The legislation would make the cybersecurity capabilities of medical devices more transparent to providers, clarifies expectations concerning security enhancements and maintenance of medical devices and establishes a cybersecurity emergency response team.

CHIME Statement on HIMSS CEO Appointment

Released July 26, 2017


The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) today announced that Harold “Hal” Wolf III was appointed president and CEO. He will replace H. Stephen Lieber, who is retiring.

CHIME to Administer HealthCare’s Most Wired Hospital Survey

Released July 24, 2017


CHIME and the American Hospital Association (AHA) are pleased to announce that the annual “HealthCare’s Most Wired” hospitals study now will be conducted through CHIME. CHIME, which has been an active supporter of Most Wired since its inception, will assume all aspects of the popular survey and benchmarking program.

CHIME Chair-elect to Testify at House Hearing on Meaningful Use

Released July 20, 2017


The chair-elect of CHIME is scheduled to testify today in a hearing before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health. Cletis Earle, chief information officer of Kaleida Health in Western New York State, will be among healthcare leaders invited to address legislators at a hearing about legislation designed to improve the Medicare program.

CHIME Mourns Passing of Cerner CEO, Neal Patterson

Released July 9, 2017


Neal Patterson, co-founder and CEO of Cerner Corp., died Sunday of complications from a recent recurrence of a previously diagnosed cancer, Cerner announced in a statement. The CHIME community joins in mourning the loss of a pioneer in the industry and a major contributor to the healthcare IT community.

CHIME Unveils Certification Program for Industry Representatives

Released June 26, 2017


CHIME has launched the CHIME Foundation Certified Healthcare Executive (CFCHE) program for employees of CHIME Foundation firms. The certification is designed to assess the knowledge of an experienced healthcare IT industry employee and ensure that a recipient shares the same commitment to quality as a CIO.

CHIME Statement on VA’s EHR Decision

Released June 5, 2017


Statement by CHIME President and CEO Russell Branzell on the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Dr. David J. Shulkin, announcement that the Department of Veterans Affairs will transition to a commercial electronic health record system and adopt the same EHR system as the Department of Defense.