Russ Branzell, CEO & President, CHIME, Chapter 2

Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME

CHIME Speakers Bureau
Disappointment with ICD-10 delay — “Organizations literally were flipping switches as of that week.”
Working with AHIMA
Pushing for “reasonable flexibility” on MU 2
New membership groups
First-year success — “We were able to make some major ground in the industry.”

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For Smaller Hospitals, The MU Burden Is Just as Large

Stephen Stewart, CIO, Henry County Health Center

We are a small, rural, critical access hospital located in Southeast Iowa. We have 25 acute beds and 49 long-term care beds. We may be small, but I submit that the challenges presented by MU stage 2 are the same in breadth and scope as they are for our much larger brethren. We face the […]

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Sonya Christian, CIO, West Georgia Health System, Chapter 2

Sonya Christian, CIO, West Georgia Health System

Patient portal focus groups
Stage 2 reporting requirements
Partnering with API Healthcare to cut costs
“We actually changed our methodology.”
Role of analytics in population health management
No ACO plans — “A lot of it has to do with our geography.”

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Sonya Christian, CIO, West Georgia Health System, Chapter 1

Sonya Christian, CIO, West Georgia Health System

About West Georgia Health
Being an early adopter — “We have the ear of the developers”
Balancing her team’s “competitive spirit” with a dose of practicality
The “on-ramp” to the Georgia HIN
Expanding data exchange beyond owned practices
Portal education during discharge

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Five Pieces Of Advice For Karen DeSalvo

John Halamka, MD, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Karen DeSalvo started as the new National Coordinator for Healthcare IT on January 13, 2014. After my brief discussion with her, I can already tell she’s a good listener, is aware of the issues, and is passionate about using healthcare IT as a tool to improve population health. She is a cheerleader for IT, not […]

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