By Shafiq Rab MD, MPH, CHCIO, Chair, CHIME Foundation Board; SVP & CIO, Rush University Medical Center

With today’s technology, we have the ability to connect and collaborate across the world. We also have the ability to adjust and adapt when unforeseen circumstances force a change of plans.

The CHIME Foundation is doing just that. We were heartened to see so many CHIME members sign up to attend CHIME focus groups in Orlando, and we are determined to give members an opportunity to share their insights with Foundation firms – safely, with no travel or crowds. Here is how:

The CHIME Foundation is giving Foundation firms that had scheduled focus groups at the spring forum a virtual option. For those firms that want to proceed, the CHIME Foundation team will send invitations to members who previously had been assigned to specific focus groups. If any openings remain, the team will open the spots up to the CHIME membership at large.

The virtual focus group sessions will be scheduled for 10 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. ET on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Honorariums will be awarded as before, with participation tracked and one honorarium check distributed at the end of the implementation period.

Regularly scheduled online focus groups will continue to take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. ET.

We encourage CHIME members to participate. Members with questions or who want to attend a virtual focus group but had not been previously assigned can email [email protected].

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