CHIME Policy Chat: Expiring Grants and The Great Regulation Debate

Sharon Canner, Senior Director of Advocacy, CHIME

Extending Stage 2 — “It wasn’t going to be feasible”
Learning from healthcare.gov
Working with the “data-driven” feds
DeSalvo’s lengthy to-do list
FDA health IT regulation debate — “This is very bleeding-edge policy”
Call to action for CIOs

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CHIME Policy Chat: Looming Deadlines in 2014

Sharon Canner, Senior Director of Advocacy, CHIME

A cybersecurity framework
Seeking “a balance between flexibility and being prescriptive.”
Patient data matching in Stage 3
SGR & payment reform
Staying the course with ICD-10
Clearing up the MU confusion — “None of the deadlines have changed for 2014.”

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CHIME Policy Chat: Are Vendors Ready For Stage 2… Or Not?

Sharon Canner, Senior Director of Advocacy, CHIME

MU 2 & vendor readiness
Gathering data — “ONC is a very data-driven agency”
Broadening the “limited view”
Call to action for CIOs — “Policy change takes work”
Grassroots efforts targeting standards
CHIME’s new leader

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CHIME Policy Chat: Tacking Two Major Issues

Sharon Canner, Senior Director of Advocacy, CHIME

NHIT Week & CHIME’s public policy retreat
ONC’s environment scan
The push to extend Stage 2
Senators’ letter to HHS — “It’s a testament to the work CHIME has done”
HIMSS’ call to action
The divisive state of healthcare

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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

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