• HealthcareDive published a feature about the challenges of developing a national patient identifier that highlighted CHIME’s National Patient ID Challenge. Barb Sivek, CHIME Foundation interim vice president, explained the pitfalls and potential dangers of misidentification.
  • Mari Savickis, CHIME vice president of federal affairs, talked with Health Data Management about a proposed bill that would eliminate increasingly stringent measures for providers trying to meet meaningful use requirements. The article was published July 3.
  • Health Data Management interviewed Leslie Krigstein, vice president of congressional affairs at CHIME, for an article published on June 26 about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposed rule on meaningful use of certified electronic health records. She pointed out that it could take eight months before a hospital is safely ready to use the EHRs certified under 2015 criteria for reporting in 2018, and up to 18 months for a delivery system to be ready. “That means there is no time to work on usability—they’re just rushing to meet implementation deadlines,” she said.
  • Fierce Healthcare quoted Leslie Krigstein, vice president of congressional affairs, in a June 14 article about the Office of Civil Rights’ “wall of shame” and healthcare organizations’ reservations. “Ultimately, you’re potentially sharing this information with the department that regulates you,” she said. More here.
  • HealthTech published an article written by Leslie Krigstein, vice president of congressional affairs at CHIME, on June 2 about the role of healthcare IT under the American Health Care Act.
  • Mari Savickis, CHIME vice president of federal affairs, and Leslie Krigstein, vice president of congressional affairs, discussed talked with Healthcare Informatics June 12 about their push to get members to contact CMS over certified electronic health records concerns. More here.