CHIME and AISIS Open Chapter in Italy, Marking a First for Europe
ANN ARBOR, MI, March 27, 2019 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and Associazione Italiana Sistemi Informativi in Sanita (AISIS) announced today that they have opened a CHIME chapter in Italy. This is the first CHIME chapter to be launched in Europe and the second international chapter to be established under CHIME.
“It is wonderful to be able to collaborate with AISIS and give healthcare IT leaders in Italy the opportunity to connect with CHIME members around the world,” said Russell Branzell, President and CEO of CHIME. “Learning together and sharing best practices lets us focus on innovations that are truly transforming health and care, and then implement them widely so many people around the world can benefit.”
“We believe the Italian healthcare system will truly benefit from the AISIS-CHIME journey starting today. Since we first met with Russ in 2018, it was apparent to us that to be part of a worldwide network, with international training and learning opportunities and the possibility to share experiences with colleagues from other countries, was a vital step for AISIS members in the complex and challenging environment of digital health in Italy,” stated Giuliano Pozza, President of AISIS.
CHIME is a membership-based organization serving more than 2,800 chief information officers (CIOs) and senior healthcare executives in 51 countries. CHIME offers online and in-person educational and networking opportunities as well as accreditation through a domestic and international CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) program. AISIS has more than 500 members ranging from CIOs to non-technical e-leaders who participate in professional development and training programs through AISIS. The chapter partnership will allow AISIS and CHIME to promote and deliver CHIME’s educational and accreditation services across Italy.
CHIME and AISIS signed a letter of intent to form the chapter in late 2018. Since then, CHIME has signed letters of intent with organizations in Canada, the UK, Ireland and in German-speaking communities in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland. In 2017, CHIME opened its first international chapter with the launch of CHIME India.
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 care in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.
The Italian organization of healthcare information systems managers (AISIS) was founded in 2003 to promote the development of IT professionals and the strategic role of Information Technology in healthcare. It currently has over 500 members ranging from CIOs to non-technical e-Leaders. AISIS organizes events, training courses (AISIS eHealth Academy), research programs (eHealthLab) and is also active in the promotion of a social and philanthropic approach to healthcare IT (AISIS4Social). AISIS operates in association with other national and international organizations. For more information, please visit www.aisis.it.
Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME