Exceptional Leaders Transforming Healthcare

Advancing the role of CIOs and senior healthcare IT leaders through education, collaboration and advocacy in support of improved health and healthcare in our communities.

CHIME is an executive organization dedicated to serving CIOs and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 2,300 CIO members and 150 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professionals 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.


 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