Now Comes The Fun Part

Anthony Guerra, Editor-in-Chief,

“Takeaway from the CHIME conference? Takeaway from the CHIME conference… What did I see? What’s the most important thing that happened? What’s the lesson?” As I sat down to write my post-CHIME Fall Forum column (which you are currently reading), I tried the above line of inquiry, one that usually works to get the keyboard […]


Seeking Shelter From The Storm

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor,

It seems like just months ago that ONC was welcoming Jacob Reider as the acting National Coordinator, and bidding farewell to Farzad Mostashari and his trademark bowtie, as well as David Muntz. In fact, it was just months ago — 13, to be exact. Since that time, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health […]


Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME, Chapter 1

Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME

Thoughts on MU final rule
“Let’s just create a little flexibility.”
Addressing AHIMA
Patient identifiers — “It’s going to take some revolutionary action.”
Interoperability timelines
IT staff burnout
“We cannot adapt to this much change as fast as we can deploy the technology.”


Rick Follett, CIO, Good Samaritan Health System, Chapter 3

Rick Follett, CIO, Good Samaritan Health System

Career path twists and turns
From Good Sam to consulting and back
“When you’re a CIO, you’re an owner.”
Benefits of CHIME — “As we help each other, we improve the profession.”
The pace of MU
“It’s still the number one thing on the minds of CIOs.”


The Standards Committee Work Ahead

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

On October 15, the Policy Committee and Standards Committee will meet to review the draft interoperability roadmap that will guide our work in the post Meaningful Use era. The draft to be presented is a work in process and will be iteratively improved over the next 4 months with multi-stakeholder input. Clarifying the Modern Healthcare story, […]