Kindling Fast-Health Interoperability Resources

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

Today, at the HL7 Policy Conference, Chuck Jaffe announced The Argonaut Project, an effort to accelerate Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) in response to the 2013 JASON report, A Robust Health Data Infrastructure, the 2014 JASON report, Data for Individual Health, and the JASON Task Force recommendations. In a vendor neutral approach, Cerner, Epic, Meditech, Athena, McKesson, The Advisory Board […]


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.”