CHIME and BCS The Chartered Institute for IT Agree to Launch Chapter in UK
ANN ARBOR, MI, Feb. 11, 2019 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and British Computer Society – The Chartered Institute for IT announced today that they have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to establish a CHIME chapter in the UK.
“Our friends in the UK have been great champions of CHIME,” said Russell Branzell, president and CEO of CHIME. “They have made us so welcome over the years when we’ve been invited to hold Leadership Academies or Boot Camps. We are thrilled to be able to extend all the benefits of CHIME membership to them, and to have their amazing teams now be part of the CHIME community.”
Chair of BCS Health, Andy Kinnear, said: “There is a new and sharp focus on professionalism for health and care IT leaders in the UK as we work to bring in the benefits of digital technology to improve patient care. This partnership gives BCS members access to CHIME education and its internationally recognized qualification CHCIO.”
Adam Thilthorpe, Director of Professionalism at BCS, added: “BCS are committed to supporting the NHS deliver digital leaders for the future; CHIME offers our members a valuable addition in achieving this standard of excellence.”
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. BCS The Chartered Institute for IT is a membership organization which aims to promote and advance the education and practice of computing for the benefit of the public.
CHIME now has four international chapters outside the U.S. being formed and one international chapter fully launched. CHIME has signed an LOI to open chapters in Italy, Ireland and in German-speaking communities in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland. In 2017 CHIME launched a chapter in 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 healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.
About BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT
BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT, are here to make IT good for society. We promote wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology science and practice. We bring together industry, academics, practitioners and government to share knowledge, promote new thinking, inform the design of new curricula, shape public policy and inform the public.
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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