Inside CHIME: News of Note

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By Candace Stuart, Director of Communications & Public Relations, CHIME

CHIME, KLAS release telehealth report: Most healthcare organizations and providers plan to expand their use of telehealth programs, based on the benefits they have experienced so far, according to a study released by CHIME and KLAS Research. But some also expressed concerns about reimbursement and other potential limitations, according to the study.

KLAS and CHIME worked together to develop and conduct the study to assess how healthcare organizations currently use telehealth solutions and identify barriers to its adoption. The executive summary will be available to members who attend the CHIME17 Fall CIO Forum. More information on the report is available here. To register for CHIME17, go here.

Chuck Christian wins CHIME 2017 Public Policy Award: Charles (Chuck) Christian, a longtime advocate for applying health IT to improve patient care, has been named the winner of the CHIME 2017 Federal Public Policy Award for CIO Leadership. The honor was announced last week to coincide with National Health IT Week.

Christian, who is vice president of technology and engagement at the Indiana Health Information Exchange, will receive a special acknowledgment at CHIME17. More information about his award is available here. Check the upcoming issue of Inside CHIME for a Q&A featuring Christian.

Last week to register for Georgia HIMSS CHIME track: CHIME members who live in Georgia or nearby are invited to attend a four-session track on digital leadership and the changing role of the CIO on Oct. 17 at the Georgia Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference in Atlanta. The CHIME track is designed exclusively for senior healthcare IT leaders who are current or eligible members of CHIME and CHIME’s affiliate associations and has been approved for four CHIME Continuing Education Units that can count toward Certified Healthcare CIO certification. Eligibility to attend these sessions will be verified upon registration. Georgia HIMSS registration information is available at

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