News of Note
Candace Stuart – Director, Communications & Public Relations
CHIME’s Leslie Krigstein and Marc Probst make the case in D.C. for a nationwide unique patient identifier: CHIME Vice President of Congressional Affairs Leslie Krigstein and CHIME Policy Steering Committee member Marc Probst recently participated in a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., to educate Senate staffers about the need for a nationwide unique patient identifier (UPI). The House has approved an amendment to lift a UPI ban. Members are encouraged to contact their senators now and ask them to follow suit. The policy team prepared a toolkit, which is available here.
Piedmont Healthcare CIO Geoff Brown wins IT award: CHIME member Geoff Brown, CIO at Piedmont Healthcare, received a 2019 Southeastern Software Association (SSA) Impact Award from the Technology Association of Georgia. The award was given under the Corporate Internal (IT) Software Development Group title. SSA Impact Awards recognize companies that have built notable software solutions that deliver a significant positive impact on customers and the business community.