The 2017 CHIME-HIMSS CIO of the Year Award went to someone who is just as involved with local, grassroots activity as he is with national policy issues: Randy McCleese, CIO at Methodist Hospital.
Between possible ACA repeals, storms, and the lack of an HHS Secretary, it’s been a difficult time to get the ear of politicians, but CHIIME’s team is forging ahead to advocate for cybersecurity, interoperability, and telehealth.
Between having to support thousands of devices and being pressured to move the cloud, a whole lot is being asked of health IT leaders in an environment that’s anything but secure, says Cletis Earle.
A longtime health IT advocate, Chuck Christian has been honored by CHIME with its Federal Public Policy Award for CIO Leadership.
Although the new administration is still getting its feet wet, a key goal has already been established: reducing the regulatory burden for clinicians, say CHIME’s policy leaders, who talk about the top items on their list.