CHIME and BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT Launch Chapter in the UK
ANN ARBOR, MI, Sept. 4, 2019 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, announced today that they have opened an international chapter of CHIME in the UK. The partnership allows BCS to manage the benefits of CHIME membership including access to CHIME’s online materials and admission to the CHIME Healthcare CIO qualification program (CHCIO), an internationally recognized qualification of senior leadership attainment in health informatics. BCS and CHIME will collaborate to offer delegates a unique experience at key events in the health and care calendar.
“CHIME is committed to serve membership organizations like BCS to bring professional training and accreditation to leaders working in health and care IT, said Russell Branzell, CHIME’s President and CEO. “Now, more than ever before, these individuals are taking on responsibility for data, enterprise IT systems and population health analytics and we stand ready to support them grow into exceptional leaders, because we truly believe health IT has the power to transform patient care.”
Adam Thilthorpe, Director for Professionalism at BCS, said. “We fully support national policy ambitions to build digital leadership in the NHS workforce. BCS members working in health and care have already shown a commitment to professional development and recognition. Our members will use CHIME’s materials to address personal development needs, and many will qualify as CHCIO and count themselves as part of an international cadre of digital health leaders.”
BCS, as the professional body for the digital industries, has built up a substantial and growing healthcare community of over 2,000 members, and is heavily involved in promoting professional standards in this area.
CHIME is a membership-based organization serving more than 2,900 chief information officers and senior healthcare executives in 56 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 nine international chapters. This year, CHIME established chapters in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland after launching a chapter in India in 2017. In addition, CHIME has signed letters of intent for partnerships with organizations in Canada, Ireland 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), Chief Innovation Officers (CIOs), Chief Digital Officers (CDOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 2,900 members in 56 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.
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Our vision is to be a world-class organization for IT. Our 65,000 strong membership includes practitioners, businesses, academics and students in the UK and internationally. We deliver a range of professional development tools for practitioners and employees. A leading IT qualification body, we offer a range of widely recognized qualifications.
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