CHIME Announces New Board Members
ANN ARBOR, MI, September 14, 2016 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce the election of Cynthia Peterson; Marc Chasin, M.D., CHCIO; and Shafiq Rab, M.D., CHCIO; to its board of trustees.
“We had an incredible slate of candidates this year, resulting in an extremely close election,” said CHIME Board Chair Marc Probst, CHCIO. “As our three newly-elected trustees have demonstrated at their own organizations, CIOs must be strategic partners in improving care across the continuum. The three of them bring a diverse set of experiences that will be valuable as the board continues to fulfill CHIME’s vision statement – Exceptional Leaders Transforming Healthcare.”
The new board members will serve three-year terms starting January 1, 2017.
- Peterson has nearly 30 years of experience spearheading large health IT initiatives. Currently, she is vice president and CIO for the 238-bed Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia, CA. Peterson has led the hospital through significant improvements in its health IT systems, including widespread adoption of a computerized provider order entry system. She is extremely active in professional organizations and working to advance the role of the CIO and other IT leaders. She’s helped craft education programming at CHIME as a member of the CIO Fall Forum planning committee. She also serves on the advisory board for the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Applications and is a member of the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Technology, both CHIME affiliates.
- Chasin is vice president and chief information officer at St. Luke’s Health System. With seven hospitals and 100 clinics, St. Luke’s serves patients in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. Throughout his career, Chasin has championed the use of health information technology to improve patient care. Following his residency, he advanced the use of electronics health records and electronic prescribing at clinics and hospitals in New York. Upon arriving at St. Luke’s in 2010, Chasin oversaw implementation of a system-wide EHR and he is an ardent proponent of improving health information exchange.
- Rab, vice president and CIO at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, is passionate about the ability of health IT to transform patient care. He’s led efforts to integrate such mobile health applications as Apple HealthKit with Hackensack’s EHR. The medical center has also launched multiple real-time communication systems, giving patients and clinicians better access to health information. Additionally, Rab is working to advance interoperability across the delivery system; Hackensack is an early adopter of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, a HL7 standard for information exchange.
CHIME is also pleased to announce the election of Carina Edwards, senior vice president of customer experience, Imprivata, to the CHIME Foundation board of directors. She will serve a four-year term starting January 1, 2017.
In addition, the current CHIME board of trustees elected officers for the 2018 board: Cletis Earle, vice president and CIO, Kaleida Health, chair; Theresa Meadows, senior vice president and CIO, Cook Children’s Health Care System, treasurer; and Donna Roach, chief information officer at Via Christi Health-Ascension Information Services, secretary.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,900 CIO members and over 150 healthcare IT vendors 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.
Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME