CHIME Asking For Flexibility, Clarification On Proposed MU Changes

Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME

In comments submitted late last week, CHIME offered general support for the Meaningful Use incentive programs, but is asking for additional flexibility with the proposed changes, which were released in late May. CHIME is asking that CMS allow providers to choose any three-month quarter for an EHR reporting period in the next federal fiscal year […]

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Jeff Young, CIO, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Chapter 3

Jeff Young, CIO, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

MU – Stage 1 in hospitals, stage 1/year 2 for EPs
Teenage patients & confidentiality—“It’s definitely a challenge”
Children’s Hospital Network
eClinicalWorks’ CCMR
His early CIO days — “I spent quite a bit of time out on the floors.”
Looking ahead to 2020

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Kent Hoyos, CIO, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Chapter 2

Kent Hoyos, CIO, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

Building the IT team & infrastructure
Physician Care Connect Committee
Achieving a “flawless” go-live
Focus on optimization
Attesting to stage 1, year 2
Frustration with ICD-10 delay
“We’re not moving at a pace that feels very safe.”

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CHIME Supports Proposed Rule To Extend Stage 1

Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME

Help is on the way. On May 20, CMS announced it was issuing a proposed rule that would allow providers to use 2011 edition of certified EHR technology for Stage 1 or stage 2 in 2014, granting vendors and healthcare organizations the relief many have been advocating for. The announcement was quickly lauded by CHIME, […]

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Jeff Pearson, VP & CIO, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, Chapter 1

Jeff Pearson, VP & CIO, Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals & Clinics

About Trinity Mother Frances
Big bang in hospitals & clinics
Pushing back go-live — “We wanted to test out all of our scenarios.”
Metrics for determining success
Managing productivity loss — “Our folks stepped up.”
Epic’s role in MU attestation

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