Sims has been with DCH since October 2007, serving as Director of Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS). He was also the project executive for the Department’s new MMIS and part of DCH’s information technology leadership team for the MMIS implementation. Since joining DCH, Sims has been instrumental in improving operational support of the Department’s legacy MMIS and helping to shape the Department’s strategic objectives towards several other healthcare technology initiatives.
Sims, who served in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years, earned a B.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Public Administration from Auburn University at Montgomery.
CMS is extending the deadline for eligible hospitals in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and Meaningful Use programs to submit their electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data from 2016.
Due to its continued use of IT to improve patient care and reduce costs, Chicago-based NorthShore University HealthSystem has received Stage 7 revalidation on HIMSS’ acute care EMRAM and outpatient EMRAM for its hospitals and associated clinics.
Austin, Tex.-based cybersecurity and privacy consulting firm CynergisTek has been acquired by Auxilio, Inc., a provider of document workflow solutions and IT security services based in Mission Viejo, California, in a deal valued at up to $34.3 million.
The healthcare industry continues to make modest progress toward full adoption of electronic business transactions, but significant gaps remain, representing an opportunity for $9.4 billion in savings, according to new data from the 2016 CAQH Index.