CHIME and AuiG Launch Chapters in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland
ANN ARBOR, MI, June 13, 2019 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Akademie für Unternehmensführung und IT-Service Management in der Gesundheitswirtschaft (AuiG) have launched CHIME chapters in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland. The six chapters represent German-speaking communities with programming tailored to German-speaking senior healthcare IT executive members.
“Our colleagues at AuiG have inspired us to push the boundaries on what CHIME offers by creating educational and certification materials in a language other than English,” said Russell Branzell, president and CEO of CHIME. “We recently had the privilege to participate in the Health Information Management Executives Leadership Summit at Schloss Dyck, hold workshops there and conduct our first certification exam in German. This was a historic moment for CHIME, and it would not have been possible without the support of AuiG and the ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK network.”
“CHIME and AuiG are committed to helping our members lead the transformation of digital health,” said Dr. Pierre-Michael Meier, executive vice president and CFO of VuiG e.V. AuiG is VuiG e.V’s educational arm. “We are thrilled to have our members be the first ever to earn credentials through CHIME’s German exam. Opening chapters in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland will provide even more opportunities to collaborate, learn together and use innovative and disruptive technologies to improve care.”
VuiG e.V. serves CIOs in a community – ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK network – that includes 34 user associations, over 800 hospital locations, over 130 vendors and exclusively selected consultancies. VuiG e.V. has been a growing and active community within the ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK network since its foundation in 2006. The ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK network develops digitized solutions in the healthcare sector, provides hospital decision makers with tools to be successful, and serves as an incubator to test innovations.
CHIME is a membership-based organization serving more than 2,900 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.
CHIME now has eight international chapters. CHIME established a CHIME chapter in Italy earlier this year and in India in 2017. In addition, CHIME has signed letters of intent for partnerships with organizations in Canada, Ireland, the UK and Israel.
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 2,900 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.
About AuiG, VuiG e. V. and the ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK Network
VuiG e.V. is the home of CIOs in 34 user associations in the ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK Network. The ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK network includes 34 user associations, over 800 hospital locations, over 130 vendors and exclusively selected consultancies. The network develops digitized solutions in the healthcare sector, provides hospital decision makers with tools to be successful, and serves as an incubator to test innovations. Membership into VuiG e.V. is by title as a part of an executive team or by qualification. AuiG is VuiG e.V.’s educational arm and validates the qualification of VuiG e.V. members.
Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME
Dr. Pierre-Michael Meier
President & CEO
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