• ABOUT

    The CHIME Foundation Certified Healthcare Executive (CFCHE) program is your opportunity as a CHIME Foundation representative to distinguish yourself and showcase your professional commitment, credibility and comprehensive understanding of the healthcare IT environment.

    A CFCHE demonstrates advanced knowledge and skills within a healthcare provider setting. Earning the CFCHE designation is an invaluable resource that recognizes those who understand the various responsibilities and strategic vision of a healthcare leader.

    Become a CFCHE, and start building more influential collaborative partnerships with CHIME members.


    “The CFCHE credential is very important to me as a health CIO because it lets me know very quickly that the Foundation Rep has knowledge of healthcare  and HIT issues.  This credential helps to limit the educational requirements that normally precede the development of a working relationship between the vendor and CIO.”

    – Randy McCleese, CHCIO, FCHIME, LCHIME – CIO of Methodist Hospital

    CFCHE Development Committee
    CHIME FOUNDATION REPRESENTATIVES
    Jennifer Ramstrom
    – Connection (Committee Chair)
    Cyndi Cahill– Pursuit Healthcare Advisors
    Linda Fischer– DrFirst
    Jonathan Fritz– Symphony Corporation
    Carter Groome– First Healthcare Advisory Solutions
    Spencer Hamons– NetApp
    Tamara Havenhill-Jacobs– Cumberland Consulting Group
    Marnie Hayutin– Doc Halo
    Anne Hughes– General Dynamics Health Solutions
    CHIME CIO ADVISORS
    Pamela Banchy
    , CHCIO- Western Reserve Hospital
    Randy McCleese, CHCIO- Methodist Hospital
    Shane Pilcher, CHCIO-Eligible- Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation
    Donna Roach, CHCIO- Via Christi Health
    Timothy Stettheimer, CHCIO- Ascension Information Services

                                                                 

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  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Who is eligible to participate in the CFCHE program?
    To participate in the CFCHE program, an individual must be currently employee by a CHIME Foundation firm in good standing and meet the following requirements:

     Three years of professional experience at a CHIME Foundation member organization or other
    qualified healthcare provider organization
    OR
     One year of professional experience at a CHIME Foundation firm AND currently maintains CHCIO status

    Is CFCHE accreditation right for you?
     The CFCHE credential is designed for employees of CHIME foundation firms. Typically, the candidate:

     Has responsibility for the relationship to CHIME members and their organizations
     Leads and/or participates in the product development, communication or other relationship with
    CHIME members

    The credential focuses on firms that support the following types of CHIME members:

     Health Services Delivery Organization
     Healthcare Payer/Insurance Organizations
     Organizations related to healthcare IT whose primary business may include sales of hardware, software, or
    IT services to healthcare CIOs

    * For questions regarding the CFCHE program please email [email protected] or call 734.665.0000.

    CFCHE Candidate Requirements

    Becoming CFCHE Certified

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  • Look Who’s Committed to Taking the CFCHE Exam!

    Individuals from the following organizations have committed to taking the CFCHE exam in 2017. Don’t be left behind. Enroll today!​

     

    CFCHE EXAM & RESOURCES

    The CFCHE examination consists of 100 multiple choice questions, including scenario-based and independent questions. The examination will be taken without the aid of study guides or other resources. The CFCHE examination is offered at CHIME in-person events in the United States AND at testing centers worldwide.

    Register for an Upcoming In-Person Exam


    2017 CHIME Partner Education Summit (CPES17)
    Friday, September 15, 2017 | 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    REGISTER FOR CPES17 & THE EXAM

    Online Exam

    CHIME has partnered with Kryterion to offer the CFCHE exam online at over 800 testing centers around the world. To locate a testing center near you, click here 

    Exam Study Materials

    Upon enrollment into the CFCHE program you will receive a link to the CFCHE exam study materials.

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  • PROGRAM ENROLLMENT

    CFCHE Program enrollment is $625. Enrollment into the program includes:

      CFCHE program application
      The CFCHE exam study materials that include the
    reading materials divided by domain, a CFHCE
    practice exam and the CFCHE blueprint
      CFCHE exam registration

    Get the whole team certified.
    Group discounts available:
    ENROLLEES
    5
    10
    15
    20
    TOTAL SAVINGS
    $125
    $320
    $570
    $880

    CFCHE Exam Blueprint– The exam blueprint takes you through the six domains which are comprised of 47 knowledge and skill statements, from which the exam was created.

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  • CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)

    The CFCHE program requires individuals to participate in professional development and educational activities. CHIME utilizes Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to measure participation.

    CHIME recognizes ONE hour of professional development and educational activity participation as equivalent to ONE CEU.

    Submitting CEUs for CHIME & Non-CHIME Events

    Please select CHIME-based CEUs to submit credits for events and sessions sponsored by CHIME. All other submissions outside of CHIME should be reported as non-CHIME CEUs.

    How to Submit CEUs:
      For non-CHIME submissions, please include provider’s name in the event title
      Archived submissions must include original date in description and date applied in start and end dates
      Multiple (up to three) events may be submitted on one form, but all must fall under the same
    category, non-CHIME or CHIME events

    SUBMIT CHIME EVENT SUBMIT NON-CHIME EVENT

    Qualifying CEU Opportunities

    CEU Reports/Transcripts

  • CREDENTIAL MAINTENANCE

    To maintain/renew your CFCHE status:

      Continue your employment with a CHIME Foundation Firm in good standing.
      Complete 45 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with a minimum of ten credits per year, of
    which 50% must be CHIME activities**+
      Submit renewal/maintenance fee of $199
      Adhere to the CHIME Professional Standards of Conduct
      In lieu of submitting CEUs, may sit for the CFCHE Exam

    ** If you have completed at least 80% of your CEUs within three years, you may apply for a six-month extension to complete the remaining credits.

  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Who is eligible to participate?
    To participate in the CFCHE program, you must be currently employed by a CHIME Foundation firm in good standing and meet the following requirements:

     Possess a baccalaureate degree – or be enrolled in a baccalaureate program
    AND
     Three years of professional experience at a CHIME Foundation member organization or other
     qualified healthcare provider organization
    OR
     One year of professional experience at a CHIME Foundation firm AND currently maintains CHCIO status

    What is the benefit to becoming certified?
    Being CFCHE certified demonstrates to CIOs that you have advanced knowledge and skills within a healthcare IT environment. The designation will distinguish you from your peers and help build stronger collaborative partnerships with industry leaders.

    What does the program entail?
    The CFCHE program enrollment includes the application to the program, study materials for the exam, and the exam. The CFCHE exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions, including scenario-based and independent questions.

    Who developed the exam?
    The CFCHE exam was written and developed by a Committee comprised of both CHIME Foundation member representatives and CHIME CHCIO members.  The exam was modeled after the CHCIO exam to relate perspectives on items and issues that an experienced healthcare IT service representative should know.

    Does CHIME provide study materials?
    Yes. Upon enrollment into the CFCHE program you will receive a link to the CFCHE exam study materials divided by domain. CHIME also offers an exam blueprint, the blueprint provides an overview of the six domains and knowledge and skill statements from which the exam was created.

    Where can I take the exam?
    The CFCHE examination is offered at CHIME in-person events as well as at local testing centers across the country. Click here to locate a testing center near you.

    How much does it cost?
    Program enrollment is $625 and includes:

     The CFCHE program application
     The CFCHE exam study materials that include the reading materials, a CFCHE practice exam and the
    CFCHE blueprint
     CFCHE exam registration

    How do I enroll?
    There are two ways to enroll:
    1. You can add the CFCHE program to any in-person CHIME event registration.
    2. You can complete your CFCHE enrollment online at any time.

    Once your application and payment have been submitted, you will receive a confirmation with access to the CFCHE examination study materials. A CHIME staff member will also be in touch to provide support throughout your certification journey.

    When can I start?
    You can begin your journey now! Enroll in the program and begin to prepare for the exam.

    The first in-person exam will be held on September 15 at the conclusion of the second annual CHIME Partner Education Summit (CPES) in Chicago. It will be available at testing centers as early as August 1. 

    If I don’t pass, can I retake the exam?
    You are able to retake the exam for a $99 exam fee. There is no time delay between the first and second attempt.


For questions regarding the CFCHE program please email [email protected] or call 734.665.0000.