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CHIME, DirectTrust Collaborate for Health Data Exchange

August 30, 2017 - The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and DirectTrust announced today a collaboration to promote the deployment of the DirectTrust framework and health information exchange as the common interface for nationwide health data exchange. The two organizations will also work to ensure secure, interoperable health data exchange using the Direct standard is available...


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CHIME to Take Over Annual Healthcare Most Wired Study

by Kate Monica

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) will now be in charge of conducting the annual healthcare Most Wired hospitals study. CHIME will take over all aspects of the survey and benchmarking program starting next year....

EHR Use Shows Little Impact on Improving Revenue, Operations

by Kate Monica

A recent survey of College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) CIOs showed a disparity between EHR data availability and its effect on revenue and operations margins in hospitals. While federal incentives are pushing the healthcare...

Healthcare Mourns Loss of Cerner Chairman, CEO Neal Patterson

by Kate Monica

Neal Patterson, Chairman and CEO of Cerner Corp., passed away on July 9, 2017 due to complications resulting from a recent recurrence of a previously diagnosed cancer. Cerner Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of the Board Cliff Illig has been named...

Most Clinicians Lack Mobile Clinician Decision Support Tools

by Kate Monica

A rift has developed between what technologies CIOs know their hospital staff need in order to improve patient health outcomes and what hospital staff have been given. A recent survey designed by Spok asked over a hundred CIO members of the College...

CHIME Unveils National Patient Identifier Challenge Finalists

by Kate Monica

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) yesterday announced the finalists of its Healthcare Innovation Trust National Patient ID Challenge, its own effort to address positive patient identification nationwide. After...

National Patient Identifier Gains Congressional Support

by Kate Monica

Proponents of a national patient identifier are pleased with the inclusion of certain language in a recently approved 2017 federal spending plan. Congress has included report language in its FY 2017 Omnibus spending bill allowing HHS to lend...

Healthcare Organizations Still Lack National Patient Identifier

by Kate Monica

For years, organizations including HIMSS and CHIME have vocalized the need for a national patient identifier. As health IT and health data exchange continue to evolve, the need for a consistent, accurate way to identify patient health records...

CHIME Advises HHS Improve Interoperability, Standardization

by Kate Monica

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) recently submitted a list of recommendations to Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Thomas Price, MD, on ways to improve patient care delivery in several...

Organizations Request Stage 3 Meaningful Use, MIPS Delay

by Kate Monica

Sixteen healthcare organizations are seeking a delayed implementation of Stage 3 Meaningful Use and similar requirements for eligible clinicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. Including the College of Healthcare Information...

Survey Shows Differing Views on EHR, Clinical IT Priorities

by Kate Monica

Despite progress in the maturation of EHR technology over preceding years, EHR vendors and provider users differ as to improving clinical IT in the years ahead. That is one finding from the 2017 HIMSS Leadership and Workforce Survey released...

CIOs Set to Channel Future Spending Toward EHR Optimization

by Kate Monica

The industry-wide push for EHR adoption led to hasty EHR implementations which in turn have healthcare CIOs focused on EHR optimization efforts. According to a KPMG poll of more than a hundred College of Healthcare Information Management (CHIME)...

CHIME Calls for Adjustments to Meaningful Use Requirements

by Kate Monica

In response to allegedly overzealous requirements for Medicare meaningful use, Medicaid meaningful use, and meaningful use measures under MIPS, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has issued comments advocating...

HIMSS, CHIME to Help International Health IT Professionals

by Sara Heath

The College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) are joining forces to create HIMSS-CHIME International, an organization for health IT professionals to advance...

CHIME Pleased with Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposed Rule

by Vera Gruessner

After the Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposed rule was released, healthcare organizations began to show some concern about certain suggested requirements. For instance, many were unsure whether providers would be able to secure more than 5 percent...

Meeting Meaningful Use Requirements for Transitions of Care

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The challenge of meeting Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements centers on eligible professionals and hospitals having to exchange health information with others, such as other providers and patients. Being able to send patient health information...

A CIO’s Take on Stage 2 Meaningful Use Requirements in 2015

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

While this year is full of new opportunities for Charles Christian, FCHIME, LCHIME, CHCIO, it also brings to the fore longstanding challenges, most notably Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements for full-year reporting. In late 2014, Christian was...

CIOs to Benefit from CHIME’s KLAS, HIT Research Partnerships

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

On Thursday, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives provided details about the many organizational changes the association was making in order to keep pace with developments in healthcare from meaningful use to mergers and...

NextGen CMO named to EHR Association Executive Committee

by Nicole Freeman

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a provider of information systems, announced that its CMO, Sarah Corely, MD, FACP, has been elected to the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association Executive Committee. The committee, a partner of...

Physician groups voice concern with Meaningful Use in letter

by Jennifer Bresnick

Physicians aren’t seeing eye to eye with CMS and the ONC when it comes to the EHR Incentive Programs, and have taken their objections to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a letter penned by the American Medical Association (AMA), CHIME,...

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