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CHIME and KLAS Partner to Support HIT Industry Performance  

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) recently announced it has formed a partnership with KLAS Enterprises, the research leader in measuring vendor performance for providers in the field of HIT.

The partnership between CHIME and KLAS, effective January 1, 2015, is designed to accelerate and enhance industry performance and support all stakeholders in a rapid new era of health care transformation. The partnership, announced from the CHIME14 Fall CIO Forum in San Antonio, will include expanded research, benchmarking, award collaboration, and advocacy support.  

"Like KLAS, CHIME is dedicated to helping our members and vendor partners perform at the highest level," said CHIME Board Chair Randy McCleese, FCHIME, LCHIME, CHCIO. "This mutually beneficial partnership will help strengthen our commitment to industry high-standards in patient care quality, efficiency, and safety."   

"Providers want to be heard and counted," added Kent Gale, founder of KLAS. "Working together with CHIME, we can better amplify the provider voice to help health care vendors align their delivery to achieve provider organization success."  

Under the terms of the partnership, KLAS will serve as CHIME's primary research organization, and KLAS will work closely with CHIME for best practice information sharing and HIT research.

Source: College of Healthcare Information Management Executives