Welcome to CHIME

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is the professional organization for Chief Information Officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. CHIME enables its members and business partners to collaborate, exchange ideas, develop professionally and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve.

Quick Facts
  • Established in 1992
  • More than 2,400 members across the globe
  • Offers membership to CIOs and senior IT leaders at healthcare related organizations
  • Directed by a board of top CIOs and board member representatives of the CHIME Foundation
  • Supports the healthcare executive team through AEHIS, AEHIA and AEHIT
  • The Education Foundation provides scholarships and tuition assistance to CHIME members and future CIOs for attendance at educational conferences, events and professional development programs

Membership Profile

Members of CHIME are the highest ranking IT executives within their organization or facility. A typical CHIME member oversees the information services department and chairs the information technology steering committee within their organization. Additional responsibilities often include telecommunications, medical records, and health informatics.

CHIME members represent a variety of provider organizations, including large hospital systems, community hospitals, for-profit hospitals and small or rural hospitals. In addition to CIOs from hospitals, CHIME welcomes all CIOs who are employed by organizations with responsibility for direct patient care, including physician practice groups, clinics and radiology groups, as well as relevant government agencies and organizations that exchange healthcare information with a region or state.

CHIME Foundation

The CHIME Foundation is a non-profit organization composed of select healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms. CHIME Foundation members benefit from the unique opportunity to partner and collaborate with CHIME member CIOs. The CHIME Foundation provides and participates in educational initiatives and programs that serve the professional development needs of CHIME and CHIME Foundation members. These initiatives and partnerships advance the strategic and innovative applications of healthcare information technology.

CHIME Education Foundation

CHIME created the CHIME Education Foundation as a charitable organization to support the educational development of the next generation of healthcare IT leaders. The Education Foundation provides scholarships and tuition assistance to CHIME members and future CIOs for attendance at a variety of educational conferences, events and professional development programs.

All scholarships are provided by the CHIME Education Foundation. The Foundation’s Scholarship Committee reviews all applications and selects all scholarship winners.