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CHIME supports partners in launch of NHS Digital Academy

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) congratulates Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College Healthcare Health Service (NHS) Trust, the University of Edinburgh and Harvard Medical School for being selected for the NHS Digital Academy.
CHIME is pleased to be invited to contribute to this initiative to support UK’s senior IT leadership and healthcare systems as they embark in pioneering programs to improve patient care. While details of the program are still being finalized, CHIME expects to be involved in the Academy’s CIO leadership training.
“The NHS has made a strong commitment to providing world-class educational opportunities to healthcare IT professionals throughout the UK with the creation of the Digital Academy,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell Branzell. “The NHS Digital Academy will serve as a model for other nations that recognize the value of CIO leadership.”


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CHIME issues statement on Federal HIT strategic plan

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IDC evaluates health payers business intelligence plans

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Advances in technology, such as predictive analytics, have made BI tools and associated services more effective and economical, especially within the context of growing volumes of structured and unstructured data. The IT service providers that support BI capabilities are often playing highly strategic roles that extend across the payer enterprise. To help healthcare leaders effectively evaluate the top IT services vendors in the hotly contested market, IDC Health Insights.

Gartner: Investing in Big Data Two Years Out

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The survey, which was conducted among 437 Gartner Research Circle Members in June 2015, included global organizations across all industries, both Gartner clients and nonclients.