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Best of Health IT News: Week of 06/18/15 

Did you have a chance to check out the latest healthcare IT news stories around the Web? We’ve captured the top industry news stories from this week that you won’t want to miss.

An Ideal Transition: Multi-Campus Rollout of Echo CVIS at Orlando Health 

Download the latest case study from Diagnostic & Interventional Cardiology to learn how Orlando Health has successfully implemented a physician structured reporting solution and PACS system for cardiac echo across five of its campuses. 

Interoperability, Telehealth Key to Chronic Disease Management 

Health IT Analytics reports on a recent letter that the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has written to Congress, stating that the healthcare industry should focus on improving health data interoperability, raising patient engagement, and championing telehealth. 

Healthcare Increasingly Requires a Tech-Savvy Workforce 

According to Fierce Health IT, as the use of technology in healthcare continues to rise, healthcare providers must hire doctors and nurses who are tech-savvy. Hospital executive teams also increasingly include a chief analytics officer, a chief transformation officer, or a chief information security officer. 

ICD-10 Testing Lags Among Providers

According to a survey by the eHealth Initiative, healthcare providers continue to lag behind when it comes to testing in preparation for the transition to ICD-10. Only half of all respondents said that they had conducted test transactions using the new ICD-10 codes, and 19% stated that they had no plans to conduct end-to-end testing. 

Russell P. Branzell Named As New CHIME Head 

Richard Correll steps down after 20 years as CEO

​The College of Healthcare Information Executives (CHIME) announced the selection of Russell P. Branzell of University of Colorado Health as the organization's new President & CEO, according to a press release. Branzell is currently serving as the CEO of Colorado Health Medical Group within the University of Colorado Health.

“As a respected IT executive who possesses deep industry knowledge, Russ will continue CHIME’s successful legacy of achievements and assure CHIME’s position as the association leading the national transformation of health IT," said CHIME Board Chairman George T. Hickman, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Albany Medical Center. Hickman also headed the search committee.

Branzell will succeed President and CEO Richard A. Correll, who will become the organization’s chief operating officer, in April. This marks an end to a 20-year term for Correll.

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