Liz Johnson Recongized By CHIME For Policy Leadership

Liz Johnson, VP of Applied Clinical Informatics, Tenet Healthcare

Liz Johnson, chief clinical informaticist and VP of applied clinical informatics at Tenet Healthcare, has earned CHIME’s second annual Federal Public Policy Award for CIO Leadership. Johnson, who serves as a member of the HIT Standards Committee, under ONC, is being recognized for her active role at the Federal level in educating policy makers on […]

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CHIME: Final Rule Jeopardizes Future Of MU

Russell Branzell, President & CEO, CHIME

When CMS and ONC published the final rule last week granting additional flexibility for meeting Meaningful Use requirements in 2014, they failed to address a major issue, according to CHIME. The final rule will extend Stage 2 through 2016 for certain providers, and will push back Stage 3 until 2017. It will also grant providers […]

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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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