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.”


Dave Garrett, SVP & CIO, Novant Health, Chapter 3

Dave Garrett, SVP & CIO, Novant Health

Consolidated billing
Iris biometrics for patient ID
Shared service agreements
30 years in healthcare — “Once I got in there, I stuck with it.”
Previous roles in the banking & vendor worlds
His leadership style — “I expect a lot from my team.”
Staff retention challenges


CHIME Policy Chat: Using Pushback To Move Forward

Sharon Canner, Senior Director of Advocacy, CHIME

Keeping the MU 2 start date
Embracing opposition — “Criticism can only inform.”
Data matching & patient consent workgroups
Need for “action-oriented best practices”
The unique patient ID issue
CHIME comments on Stark


Survey: CIOs Support MU Delay, Citing Barriers That Still Exist

Delays Will Keep MU On The Right Track, CIOs Say

Although the majority of CIOs support an extension of Meaningful Use stage 2 and believe the federal incentive program is headed in the right direction, serious concerns remain, according to the May Snap Survey. Nearly 70 percent of CIOs said they believe while Meaningful Use has played a key role in advancing the healthcare […]


Jim Turnbull, CIO, University of Utah Health Care, Chapter 3

Jim Turnbull, CIO, University of Utah Health Care

Early HIT days in Canada
Thoughts on MU — “We’re on the verge of some major breakthroughs.”
Value-driven outcomes
Working closely with docs — “That’s where the big opportunities are.”
Push for a unique patient identifier
“Co-opetition” with Intermountain Healthcare
CHIME CIO of the Year — “It was quite a surprise.”