DeFord named CHIME Board Chair for 2012; HCA CIO to retire;

> Seattle Children's Hospital CIO and Vice President Drex DeFord, who will participate in FierceHealthIT's executive breakfast on ICD-10 readiness on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Westin Casuarina in Las Vegas, has been named the 2012 chair of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives' Board of Trustees, CHIME announced this morning. Announcement

> HCA CIO Noel Brown, who also served as president of the HCA Information Technology & Services subsidiary, will retire within four months, The Tennessean reports. Brief

> Seventeen hospital CEOs participating in a forum from Huron Consulting Group indicated that information technology plays a large role in addressing core challenges in healthcare, according to Health Data Management. Article

> A graduate-level health IT program has been added to the course catalog at Fairfield, Conn.-based Sacred Heart University, CMIO reports. Participants will learn about administrative and clinical software applications and electronic health records, among other technologies. Article

And Finally... Someone needs to go back to S-C-H-O-O-L. Article

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