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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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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Russ Branzell, CEO & President, CHIME, Chapter 2

Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME

CHIME Speakers Bureau
Disappointment with ICD-10 delay — “Organizations literally were flipping switches as of that week.”
Working with AHIMA
Pushing for “reasonable flexibility” on MU 2
New membership groups
First-year success — “We were able to make some major ground in the industry.”

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McCulloch Named VP of Membership Development at CHIME

George McCulloch, EVP, Membership & Professional Development, CHIME (former Deputy CIO, Vanderbilt University MC)

George McCulloch has been appointed as CHIME’s first executive vice president of Membership and Professional Development. According to CHIME, the new role is designed to help promote the organization’s expansion initiatives to better serve its members. “We are extremely pleased to have a seasoned CIO and industry professional of George’s caliber join CHIME’s senior management […]

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Russ Branzell, CEO & President, CHIME, Chapter 1

Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME

Reflecting on year one — “It’s been very exciting.”
“Jumping into the Washington fray”
CHIME as “the glue” that holds associations together
The 80/20 rule
Gaining momentum on patient matching
Boot Camp for CMIOs
CIO advisory boards

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