CHIME is the professional organization for chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders.
CHIME has produced a CIO-oriented publication providing details on how organizations should focus their efforts to implement EHR systems that will qualify for stimulus funding payments through the HITECH Act. The 80-page guidebook is available free to the public and can be downloaded here.
Also, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and CHIME have worked collaboratively to create a guidebook for CEOs on the HITECH Act and meaningful use implementation. The handbook entitled, “Health Care Leader Action Guide on Implementation of Electronic Health Records”, provides a readable, actionable, step-by-step guide designed to assist CEOs and other C-suite executives in the EHR implementation process. The 22-page guide is available free to the public and can be downloaded here.