CHIME Update With President & CEO Russ Branzell, Part 1

MU changes — “You can be everything from a skeptic to an optimist.”
Determining “the next step of revolutionary change”
Keeping on the path to ACOs
Launching the patient ID challenge
“What is the biggest problem you need to fix?”
New Board Chair Marc Probst – “A great leader in our industry.”

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Interoperability, Usability Key Components of HELP Draft Bill

Interoperability and patient access to data were among the top themes addressed in the HELP Committee’s draft health IT legislation, which aims to improve the use and development of tools such as EHRs.

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CHIME Cites Interoperability, Timeline Concerns In MU 3 Comments

If the Meaningful Use program is going to be successful, the timeline for Stage 3 must be extended to enable providers to fully implement modifications made to Stage 2, and interoperability must take center stage, says CHIME.

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Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME, Chapter 1

State of Meaningful Use
Stage 2 modifications — “The relief I know the industry’s been wanting”
Focus of Stage 3: security, clinical decision support & patient engagement
Potential impact of a 90-day reporting period
CHIME’s Patient ID challenge
Crowdsourcing — “We’ve tried since day 1 for this to be 100 percent transparent.”

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Steve Stanic, VP & CIO, Mississippi Baptist Health System, Chapter 3

Career path — From CIO to Perot to CIO
“I like to figure out the problem and be part of working to get it resolved.”
MBHS’ “strong commitment to technology”
Recruiting challenges
Rapidly changing HIT industry
Thoughts on MU — “I like the spirit of the law.”
Weighing the pros and cons

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