Weekly Update
March 28 - April 4
As we work to navigate these challenging and stressful times as a country, CHIME understands that members working on the front lines are focused on caring for others and saving lives. We will continue to be sensitive to this by not inundating your inboxes with communication. Rather, you can count on receiving this new, inclusive communication every Saturday, filled with valuable and timely information. For any of the offerings below, we will have sessions recorded and available to consume at a time that is convenient for you and your schedule.

Lastly, please know that you can rely on our team to be responsive to your needs as important members of our community. Please reach out if we can offer support.

Russell P. Branzell
President & CEO, CHIME
John Kravitz, CHCIO
Chair, CHIME Board
Corporate CIO Geisinger Health System
CHIME is presenting a 12-part virtual innovation series beginning April 13 and continuing through the end of May. These 45-minute interactive learning and sharing sessions will occur on Mondays and Fridays, combining highlighted innovation successes presented by healthcare executives and virtual round-table discussions.

This series is designed to help members by  sharing innovation successes and creative problem solving related to COVID19 and other technologies , in addition to virtual round tables to connect with peers.

Innovation beyond the Edge is a free program open to members of CHIME, AEHIA, AEHIS and AEHIT. One CEU is awarded for every session attended.
If you are unable to attend, these sessions will be recorded and archived for viewing at a later time.

CHIME Hours powered by CHIME Innovation
Leadership is hard. It is especially so during times of crisis. CHIME is here for you, creating a simple mechanism for you to connect with your peers.

We have created CHIME Hours for CHIME CIO members and fully-retired CHIME members. Here is how these sessions will work:

  • Members will join a Zoom meeting kicked off by a CHIME Leader who will provide a brief update.
  • Following the update, members on Zoom will be randomly placed into Breakout Rooms. There will be 3-5 members in each room.
  • Members will introduce themselves, discuss a recent win and a current challenge. These talking points do not have to be work related.

Join us for our first session Thursday, April 2 at 6 pm EDT.


Digital Care Gets a Boost in D.C.

Congress’ $2 trillion aid package in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency includes $100 billion for hospitals and expands telehealth. In addition, 42 CFR Part 2 was updated to bring it more in line with HIPAA privacy consent policies. Read more here. 
COVID-19: How to Adjust Business Continuity Plans

Listen to this podcast as CISO and CHIME Media Liaison Christopher Frenz describes new guidance.


Most Wired Adjustments in Light of COVID-19

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 on the website.

The online survey will open on April 15 ; the close date will be determined later. Look for updates here .  

Identity and Access Management Maturity Model: Understanding Your Organization’s Place Within the 7 Core Tenets
April 1, 12 pm EST
Speakers: Greg Pearson, Director, Solutions Engineering, Identity Automation
Dave Samia, Manager of Product, Identity Automation

A Model for Digital Transformation
April 9, 2 pm EST
Speakers: Ed Marx, Chief Digital Officer, The HCI Group
Paddy Padmanabdhan, CEO, Damo Consulting, Inc.

Check out the latest webinars from LexisNexis, PatientPing and more!


Cybersecurity in the Time of COVID-19 and Work-From-Home; Finding Capacity to Support the Current Healthcare Mission.
April 28, 2 pm EST
Speakers: Garrett Silver, CEO, CI Security & Fred Langston CISSP, CCSK EVP Professional Services CI Security


Please take a moment to provide your feedback in the surveys below:

Digital Leaders in COVID-19 Hot Spots Share
8 Key Lessons Learned

Digital leaders at the forefront of containing COVID-19 in the U.S. are using novel and innovative strategies to expedite care for those in need while also protecting their patients, clinicians and teams from exposure to the virus. Read more


  • CHIME Board Chair John Kravitz and CHIME President and CEO Russ Branzell discuss how CIOs are fast-tracking IT projects to address the COVID-19 pandemic in an article in Fierce Healthcare.


Be sure and check the CHIME COVID-19 Response Center regularly for updates and new postings.
Spring CIO Forum Registration

We know many of you are still seeking clarity related to the cancellation of events planned in Orlando, including the status of registration fees for the Spring CIO Forum. For those whom were registered to attend the Spring CIO forum, please know that the CHIME team is working diligently with HIMSS to come to an appropriate resolution for our members regarding registration fees paid. We will share more guidance specific to this question as soon as we are able.
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