CHIME Advocacy Summit

By Chris Cook, Vice President, AEHIS, AEHIT, AEHIA

The opportunity to get involved in policy issues at the federal level is one of the many benefits offered through AEHIS, as well as our other associations. This year we are extending that benefit to include an educational program in Washington, D.C., that will give you an even greater voice on Capitol Hill.

The CHIME Advocacy Summit will feature our associations’ policy thought leaders and will be open to all association members and our Foundation firm members, with no restrictions on the number of attendees. It will take place on Oct. 3-5 in Washington, D.C., with an agenda that reflects members’ policy priorities: cybersecurity, interoperability, telemedicine and opioid issues. We will bring in top government officials and include sessions that highlight the expertise of our members as well as CHIME members. The sessions are designed to give participants the knowledge and tools to make a difference at the local, state and federal levels of government.

This is a new initiative for CHIME, our associations and our Foundation partners. The conference will retain the high-quality educational sessions and networking opportunities that are the hallmark of CHIME’s forums and our annual summit. But we also want to share the deep knowledge and keen insights of our members with a wide audience, which is why we are making the CHIME Advocacy Summit open to nonmembers as well. Or if you can’t attend, you can send a designee from your health organization.

The summit will be held in the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, which is three blocks from Union Station, only five miles from Reagan Airport and a short walk to Congressional and Senate buildings if you want to schedule Hill visits after the conference adjourns. We have reserved a block of hotel rooms there; you can register here.

We will provide more details about speakers and topics soon. In the meantime, please mark your calendar for Oct. 3-5 and let your colleagues know about this exciting event.

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