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CHIME Releases EHR Guide for CIOs

August 20, 2010
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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), based in Ann Arbor, Mich., released today a detailed guide intended to support healthcare CIOs in the implementation of electronic health records to meet the meaningful use requirements issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The publication, entitled “The CIO’s Guide to Implementing EHRs in the HITECH Era,” tackles the important steps healthcare organizations must take in successfully implementing electronic health records, from the initial planning through the final documentation of results.

Based on research involving nearly 170 CHIME members who provided information on real-world experiences of planning for and implementing electronic health records in their organizations, this guide provides new direction on the best practices for successful EHR adoption.

CHIME’s initiative for the guidebook is an extension of a collaborative effort involving the American Hospital Association (AHA) earlier this year. CHIME and the AHA worked together to produce the “Healthcare Leader Action Guide on Implementing Electronic Health Records" which was unveiled at this summer’s AHA and Health Forum’s Annual Leadership Summit. The CHIME-AHA joint publication provides important information for CEOs and other senior executives in hospitals.



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