Weekly Update
April 25 - May 2
New Resource
Digital Health Learning

Ignite Digital Health Learning is 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. 
Help Us Beat COVID-19
A research team at Penn State College of Medicine has developed an anonymous online questionnaire that measures public understanding of COVID-19. CHIME has partnered with Penn State to take this survey to a global scale. Watch this video to learn more. Please take the survey and encourage others to do the same.
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Episode #3: In this episode, Russ Branzell talks with CHIME members in Italy, Antonio Fumagalli, Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at ASST Papa Giovanni XXIII Bergamo, and Marco Foracchia, MEng PhD PMP, Chief Information Officer at Azienda USL di Reggio Emilia, IRCCS. These leaders share their perspective from the beginning of COVID, how they used innovation and ingenuity to get to where they are today, and what the future holds for post-COVID in Italy. Listen here.
Episode #4: In this episode, Russ Branzell talks with Cletis Earle, CHIME member, SVP & CIO at Penn State Health, and Dr. Robert Lennon, Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State, who is also leading a global COVID-19 research project. The three discuss the importance of clear and accurate information, the value in understanding how different demographics perceive information about COVID-19, and how that impacts their behavior and the potential spread of the virus. Listen to this episode to learn about the why behind a survey being distributed in 20 languages around the world through a collaboration between Penn State and CHIME. Listen here

Join us on Mondays and Fridays for Innovation Beyond the Edge . These 45-minute sessions provide insight from industry leaders, and include interactive learning and sharing sessions. Register to join us!
Learn more and register for the session on May 1.
Learn more and register for the session on May 4.

Policy News
Andrew Tomlinson, CHIME’s director of federal affairs, discussed implications of a delay in enforcing information sharing provisions in final rules released recently by the Department of Health and Human Services. The article appeared in GovInfoSecurity.com. 

Interoperability Rules Update: On Tuesday, the administration released revised deadlines for companion interoperability rules with revised compliance deadlines and some enforcement discretion aimed at the vendor community. They have not released enforcement policies for providers. An overview of new compliance dates can be found here . We will send out revised rule summaries shortly to reflect the new deadlines.
Congress Acts Again: This week caps another busy one in Washington. Congress cleared another spending package, H.R. 266, Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act . T he package infuses another $484 billion into the economy, bringing the total amount of federal COVID assistance to $2.7 trillion. This bill, widely referred to as stimulus version “3.5,” includes $75 billion in relief for hospitals and $25 billion for testing.
Hospital Monies Flowing : Meanwhile, the administration started sending funding to hospitals, albeit with some glitches. Amid filing confusion over requested data, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is set to release the next wave of funding, following on the $30 billion already released. This will include $20 billion distributed to providers across the country, $10 billion for hospitals in high-impact regions, $10 billion for rural providers, $400 million for the Indian Health Service and a fund for the uninsured.
Telehealth: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new Medicaid telehealth toolkit

Policy Webinars
CHIME hosted a widely attended webinar on telehealth waivers Wednesday. The r eplay is here . We will host another webinar on the new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) telehealth programs and funding with FCC staff on Wednesday, April 29, at 2 p.m. ET. Register here
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.

For this coming week, we are having a CHIME "Lunch" Hour on Wednesday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. EST. Register here.
Are you looking for resources, best practices, feedback or questions regarding COVID-19? The CHIME COVID-19 Response Center is an incredible resource for all members of the CHIME community.

Stay connected for the latest updates and information. View here

CHIME Announces Worry-free Registration
We understand that in light of COVID-19 you may be hesitant to register for an in-person event, so we have updated our cancellation policy.
You can cancel your registration for any on-location CHIME program at any time, for any reason up to the day before the meeting, and we will issue you a credit for a future CHIME offering or a full refund of your registration fee.
No questions asked.

Please note that this modified cancellation policy is subject to change, so book now to secure your worry-free registration.
July 26 - 29, 2020 | Salt Lake City, Ut.
Open to members of CHIME, AEHIA, AEHIS, AEHIT, member direct reports and affiliate members. Learn more and register.
Aug. 2-4, 2020 | Ojai, Ca.
Open to CMIOs, Associate CMIOs and CNIOs.
Aug. 6 - 7, 2020 | Chicago, IL.
Open to healthcare executives in the digital health ecosystem, inside and outside of CHIME membership. Learn more and register.
Early Bird registration ends June 12.
Aug. 16 - 19, 2020 | Salt Lake City, UT.
Open to members of CHIME, AEHIA, AEHIS, AEHIT, member direct reports and affiliate members.
Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2020 | Salt Lake City, UT.
Open to members of CHIME, AEHIA, AEHIS, AEHIT, member direct reports and affiliate members. Learn more and register.

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

Aggregated Metrics: Navigating COVID-19 Together
May 6 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Session Speakers: Google Cloud team

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

Strategies for Creating and Managing Health Networks
May 19, 2 p.m. ET
Session Speaker: Kevin Seabaugh, Vice President & Health Network General Manager, Cerner

Check out the latest webinars available to you and your team!
Working from Home:
5 Tips to Promote Health and Wellness

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the country and most Americans and others around the world being told to stay at home, many companies have implemented remote working strategies for their employees to continue conducting business and operations. For many people, this will be a huge adjustment. 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 opened April 17 and closes July 1.
Check back for updates here or reach out to  mostwired@chimecentral.org .  

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