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McNutt Speaks on Incentive Funding at AHA

April 27, 2010
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Pamela McNutt, a leader among efforts by the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) to respond to federal policies and regulations, participated on a panel discussing potentials and pitfalls of federal stimulus investment in hospital information technology.

The panel, part of the agenda at the American Hospital Association’s Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C., sought to raise the awareness of hospital executives in federal funding approaches as they craft HIT strategies.

McNutt is senior vice president and CIO of Methodist Health System in Dallas. Participating with McNutt on the panel was David Blumenthal, national coordinator for the Office of Health Information Technology, and Raymond Grady, a trustee of the Cincinnati Health Alliance.

According to CHIME, the AHA and CHIME have advocated nearly identical views on these issues, such as supporting a building block approach to meaningful use, changing proposed quality reporting requirements, and raising concerns over the basic time compression for spelling out the certification process, including how it impacts providers’ efforts to adopt health information technology.

McNutt is chair of CHIME’s Policy Steering Committee and former chair of CHIME’s Advocacy Leadership Team. As PSC chair, she’s leading a team of CHIME members in developing a response to the CMS- and ONC-proposed rules, the last of which is the rule governing a permanent certification program.



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