“There aren’t many people who, in a moment’s notice, would drop everything and come help us if we needed it,” said Russ Branzell, President and CEO of CHIME, speaking about his friend, Tim Stettheimer. In a recent interview, Branzell talked about the enormous impact Stettheimer had on the industry, the qualities he embodied as a teacher and mentor, and the huge task CHIME faces in replacing him.
In this podcast interview, CHIME CEO Russ Branzell talks about the industry’s readiness to return to in-person events, how the organization is working to solve “the most difficult problems in healthcare,” even during Covid-19, and why recognizing heroes is so critical.
Forget silver linings. For CHIME, the “gold lining” of the Covid-19 pandemic is the fact that the organization was able to expand and “re-ground” while others were forced to retract, says CEO Russ Branzell.
Whether it’s through sharing best practices for reducing opioid prescriptions or building a more effective benchmarking program, the goal of every CHIME initiative is the same: to make an impact, says CEO Russ Branzell.
Before HIMSS kicked off, CHIME took an opportunity to recognize the achievements of those who are making an impact in healthcare IT, and encourage attendees to continue to push for change.