Weekly Update
April 18-25
Digital Health Learning at Your Fingertips

We are excited to bring you Ignite Digital Health Learning, an online resource that allows anyone in the healthcare community to design a customized program based on their individual interests and schedules. Visitors can explore content areas, participate in discussions, build communities and learn at their own pace. We encourage you to visit this platform as it continues to grow, and share with your teams as a way to build on professional development.
Help Us Beat COVID-19

Join CHIME and Penn State College of Medicine, as they collaborate on an important, global COVID-19 survey. The data will help us identify immediately solvable public misunderstandings about COVID-19.

Digital Health Leaders Podcast Now Available on Spotify!

Episode #1: In this episode, John Kravitz talks about how healthcare has changed in these unprecedented times, and how health IT leaders and organizations are adapting to better meet the needs of the patients and the organization. Listen here.
Episode #2: In this episode, Daniel Barchi shares how COVID-19 has changed care delivery in one of the areas most impacted by the virus - New York City. Hear how New York-Presbyterian Hospital has adapted with forward thinking and innovation to maintain excellence in patient care. Listen here.
Listen to this podcast on CHIME Media!

Innovation Beyond the Edge is a 12-part virtual innovation series taking place on Mondays and Fridays through the end of May. Learn more about these interactive learning and sharing sessions, and register to attend!
Learn more and register for the session on April 24.
Learn more and register for the session on May 1.
Our Foundation partners have developed many innovative COVID-related products and services to assist the health IT community. To help viewers easily find and review these resources, we have created a new feature inside the COVID-19 Response Center. Simply click on the “Foundation Partners Special Offers” button on the left side of the community page to see the full listing.
CHIME Hour powered by CHIME Innovation
We have created a way for CHIME Provider members to build c amaraderie, and have some (virtual) relaxed social time with one another, especially during these challenging times.

Join us next Wednesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. ET. You can sign up to attend here .

Policy News
FCC Starts Awarding Telehealth Monies: On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opened its application for the $200 million authorized under the CAREs Act. They acted quickly in announcing the first five providers to receive these monies on Thursday. Providers may apply here until the funds run out. Check out the FCC’s how to video on applying and our cheat sheet on this new funding stream here.

Policy Webinars
We are hosting several webinars to help you navigate the changing policy landscape during COVID-19. Register for our next webinar on April 22 at 2 p.m. ET, where we will review the myriad of waivers for telehealth & privacy.
Email us to be added to our policy webinar distribution list.

Future webinars include mobile app & API use on May 20; ONC presentation on interoperability on May 27; FCC presentation on telehealth (date TBD); and unique issues for rural & hard to reach providers (date TBD). More details coming soon!

Policy Cheat Sheets
The policy team has the following cheat sheets for you: CMS ADT requirements; FAQs on ADT requirements; Stimulus overview; HHS telehealth waivers.

As you know, Zoom is our meeting and event hosting platform. We have incorporated additional security in our Zoom events by placing passwords on the meetings and locking then once in progress. We are following the Zoom security recommendations. Additionally, Zoom is doing a great job reacting and communicating about everything and releasing updates to mitigate risk almost daily. 

Healthcare’s Age of Automation: Innovations in Workflows with a New Workforce
April 29 at 12 p.m. ET
Session Speaker:
Alice Khosravy, Partner, Healthcare Consulting Services, RSM US
Immediate Guidance for Care Teams in Documenting and Coding COVID-19
May 7 at 2 p.m. ET
Session Speaker(s):
Reid Conant MD, FACEP, CMIO, Nuance Communications
Jared Pelo MD, FACEP, CMIO, Nuance Communications
Robin Friday, RN, MHA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, AHIMA-Approved CDI Trainer, Nuance Communications

Cyber Resilience Starts with Email Security 3.0
May 20 at 2 p.m. ET
Session Speaker:
Edwin Moreno CISSP, Principal Email Security Architect, Mimecast

What Does Virtual or Remote Employee Experience Mean to Healthcare
May 7, 2 p.m. ET
Session Speaker:
James Millington, Director End User Computing, VMware

Check out the latest webinars available to you and your team!
CMS’s Interoperability and Patient Access Rule: What to Know and How to Comply with Dr. John Glaser

With CMS’s Interoperability and Patient Access rule recently finalized,  PatientPing  sat down with Dr. John Glaser, former CIO & CEO, to discuss his thoughts and feedback on the rule and the impact it will have on providers. Read more.
Most Wired
Survey Open!

The Most Wired program is extending the survey deadline to ensure organizations have ample time to participate once the COVID-19 pandemic is contained. The pdf versions of the surveys (Acute, Ambulatory and – new this year – Long Term Care) are available now. The online survey will open April 17 and close July 1. Check back for updates here or reach out to  mostwired@chimecentral.org .

  • FCC approves first set of #COVID19 Telehealth Program Awards totaling $3.23 million.
  • George Reynolds, MD, CHIME’s clinical informatics executive adviser, said physicians who retired in the past two years and now are assisting with the COVID-19 pandemic will likely not face a challenge with EHRs in an article in Modern Healthcare.
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