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CHiME

About CHiME

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHiME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 2,800 members in 51 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHiME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve.
For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.

Core Values

Committed to:

  Visionary leadership   Tenacious collaboration   Uncompromised innovation   Unwavering excellence   Quality execution   Meaningful partnerships   Honor/integrity   Responsible resource stewardship

Vision: The Why

 Exceptional leaders transforming health and care.

Mission: The Purpose

 To advance and serve healthcare leaders and the industry improving health and care globally through the utilization of knowledge and technology

CHiME Timeline

1992

  Formation announced at CIO session preceding the HIMSS conference, with HIMSS’ sanctioning; membership to be qualified: Highest ranking IT executive of a provider organization
  CHiME offers the Information Management Executive series twice per year, which extended though the end of the decade and graduated nearly 1,000 participants
  In CHiME’s first year, 192 CIOs became charter members under the guidance of the founding chair, John Glaser, PhD

1993

  CHiME staff initially provided by Center for Healthcare Information Management (CHIM); transitioned to a contract for services with former CHIME staff employed by Association Management Group (AMG) in Ann Arbor, MI

1994

  CHiME Foundation formed as an independent, non-profit corporate membership organization; Board of CIOs and Corporate Reps, also members of CHiME Board

1995

  CHiME establishes formal collaboration agreement with HIMSS

2003

  CHiME launches the Healthcare CIO Boot Camp™ program

2005

  CHiME membership reaches 1,000 members

2007

  CHIME establishes the CHIME Education Foundation to expand its scholarship support to CHIME members and their direct reports

2008

  CHiME establishes staff/office in D.C. area reflecting Board initiative to formalize CHiME’s Advocacy function

2012

  CHiME marks 20th anniversary

2014

  CHiME forms AEHIS, AEHIA, and AEHIT

2015

  CHiME Technologies formed
  “Exceptional Leaders Transforming Healthcare” vision statement unveiled

2017

  CHiME marks 25th anniversary
  CHiME membership reaches 2,500 members

2019

  CHiME Foundation celebrates 25th anniversary