Weekly Update
May 9-16
Thank you for all you do every day to bring hope and health.
We are here to stand alongside you, support and encourage you.
-the CHIME Team
Please Vote

The Board of Trustees of CHIME has been engaged in virtual meetings to navigate this strange new world and its unforeseen challenges.  In lieu of holding elections this year, we want your approval of action being taken by many other trade and professional associations to extend the terms of all members of the Board of Trustees by a year . Board continuity during this unprecedented time is vital to carrying through on the plans we are putting in place to serve our members and the profession. 

The Board has already approved a temporary amendment to the bylaws to permit this action if the requisite vote is obtained from the membership.

Please vote now  to permit us to take this step. Thank you for your participation.
4 New Learning Elements Now Available on Ignite!
We are excited to bring you four new elements in Ignite: EHR, Marketing Yourself, Telehealth and Mobile Health, and Automating Genomic Diagnosis for Critically Ill Children.

COVID-19: The Disproportionate Impact
on Communities of Color
CHIME and Penn State continue to partner and bring awareness to the valuable global survey taking place. Listen in to the latest radio interview with Lead Investigator and Assoc. Professor at Penn State College of Medicine, Rob Lennon, MD, and CHIME member, SVP & CIO at Penn State Health, Cletis Earle, as they discuss the reason for the COVID-19 research, and disparities among communities of color.

Help us beat COVID-19! Take the survey and encourage others to do the same.

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 to attend the session on May 11, brought to you by our Segment Supporter, Dr. First!
Learn more and register to attend the session on May 15, brought to you by our Segment Supporter, Workday!
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 for CHIME's social hour, Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m. ET. This special time will be hosted by Rusty Yeager, CHIME Board Member, SVP & CIO at Encompass Health.  Register to join us!
Follow the Digital Health Leaders Podcast on Spotify!
Episode #7: In this episode, Russ Branzell catches up with Marc Probst, CIO at Intermountain Healthcare and CIO of the Year. Marc talks about the current state of healthcare, how innovation has come to the forefront during COVID-19, and what life after Intermountain looks like.
Episode #8: In this episode, George "Buddy" Hickman, EVP & System CIO/CAO at Albany Medical Center, talks with Russ about leadership, cybersecurity and data and analytics during this challenging time in healthcare. Buddy is the only two-time CHIME Board member, and a distinguished CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp faculty member. His knowledge and experience in the industry bring great insight to this discussion. 

Hospital Monies:
Need a bite-size overview of what HHS has announced over the last few weeks regarding allocations for the $175 billion CARES Act Provider Relief Fund? Click here.  Wondering who received what? Click here for the list of providers who received a payment from the general distribution of the Provider Relief Fund as of May 4.
Promoting Interoperability Hardship Update:
Hospitals and CAHs that believe they are eligible for a promoting interoperability hardship exception must complete an application and provide proof of hardship. The deadline to apply for hardship for eligible hospitals is September 1, 2020 and is November 30, 2020 for CAHs. More information is available at CMS.gov .
Upcoming Public Policy Webinars:
  • May 20 at 12:00 p.m. ET: Join the CHIME Public Policy team, health IT expert Denise Webb and ACT|The App Association’s Brian Scarpelli for an overview of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) and what they enable for both patients and providers. Register here.
  • May 21 at 11 a.m. ET: Join us for our half hour, monthly policy update. Email us if you’d like be added to the appointment.
  • May 27 at 2:00 p.m. ET: Join the CHIME Public Policy team and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) Deputy National Coordinator, Steve Posnack, and Executive Director of Public Policy, Elise Anthony, for a discussion of ONC’s recently-finalized Information Blocking and Interoperability rule. 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
Thursday, May 21 at 2 p.m. ET
Session Speaker(s): Wes Wright, CTO, Imprivata Sean Kelly, CMO, Imprivata

Thursday, May 28 at 2 p.m. ET
Session Speakers: Nick Patel MD, Chief Digital Officer, Prisma Health, Clay Callison MD, CMIO, University of Tennessee Medical Center and Kelly Conklin, MSN, CENP, Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer, PerfectServe

Tuesday, May 19 at 2 p.m. EST
Session Speaker: Kevin Seabaugh, Vice President & Health Network General Manager, Cerner
Best Practices for Solving Care Coordination Communication Challenges
June 11 at 2 p.m. ET
Session Speaker: John LaLonde, Chief Technology Officer and Tim Tindle, Chief Information Officer, at Spok, Inc . Learn more and register

We understand that you and your teams are on the front lines saving lives and may not be able to attend College Lives when they happen. No worries! We have archived these valuable sessions so you can consume them at a time that works for your schedule. View the archived education 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. 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.
COVID-19 and Information Security

We came together before. We need to make this continuous and not reserve it for large events.
One of the most important lessons that I learned from taking the FEMA Incident Command System ICS-300 and ICS-400 classes were the concepts of Mutual Aid and Area Command. The idea behind these exercises and the corresponding tabletop exercises and tests was that different organizations worked together to address the numerous issues behind an incident, with objectives that could change every operating period.
Most Wired
Survey Open!
The Most Wired program is extending the survey deadline to July 1 to ensure organizations have ample time to participate once the COVID-19 pandemic is contained. All survey PDFs can be found on the website here . New this year is the Long Term Care survey along with an improved completion process that allows organizations to complete each survey type in one submission. For more information on this process or to request your survey link, please contact mostwired@chimecentral.org

Healthcare Leaders Examine 2019 Most Wired Results
to Find Drivers of Change
CHIME continues to expand and refine the CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired survey and certification program to drive innovation and improve outcomes. CHIME recently convened an executive roundtable of technology leaders from some of the top performing 2019 Most Wired organizations, supporting CHIME Foundation partners and the chair of the Most Wired Governing Board to discuss overall results, success factors and challenges. CHIME President and CEO Russell Branzell served as moderator. Read more.

  • Erik Decker, past board chair of AEHIS, observed that cybercriminals are trying to take advantage of hospitals’ security vulnerabilities during the pandemic in an article in BuiltIn. 
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