Tegethoff Named VP of CHIME Technologies

Gretchen Tegethoff, VP, CHIME Technologies, Inc. (former CIO, Athens Regional HS)

CHIME has appointed Gretchen Tegethoff as vice president of CHIME Technologies, Inc. In this new role, the former CIO will oversee the growth and development of business operations and services for the for-profit entry, which was created last year. “We are extremely pleased to have a seasoned CIO and industry professional of Gretchen’s caliber join […]

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Correll To Retire From CHIME

Rich Correll, COO & Strategic Advisor, CHIME

Richard Correll, co-founder and former president and CEO of CHIME, announced he is retiring after 23 years of service. Correll, who has served as the organization’s COO and senior strategic advisor since April 2013, will step down at the end of this month. He is credited with championing the emergence of the CIO role in […]

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CHIME: MU Stage 3 Is “Unworkable”

Chuck Christian, VP/Technology & Engagement, Indiana Health Information Exchange

In comments submitted to CMS, CHIME expressed concern that Meaningful Use stage 3 is “too ambitious” and called for several key changes, including a 90-day reporting period for the first year of compliance. “With so few providers having demonstrated Stage 2 capabilities, we question the underlying feasibility of many requirements and question the logic of building […]

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Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME, Chapter 2

Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME

Redesigning & minimizing — “We moved to more of a social media platform.”
CHIME/HIMSS Forum: CIO 3.0
Charting a course for “becoming a better leader.”
“We’re in the era of blatant plagiarism.”
The evolving role of the CIO
Innovation over new gadgets — “Change the world with what you already have.”
Time for collaboration

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Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME, Chapter 1

Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME

Modified MU requirements — “It’s a recognition of where we are in the process.”
Reaching the halfway point
“Occasionally you need to make small course corrections to stay on track.”
Need for ‘enforceable’ standards — “It’s a cornerstone”
ONC’s leadership exodus
Hiring of CIO Mike McCoy — “We’re excited about having people who lived in the trenches.”

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