CHIME CIO Members by the Numbers – Some Helpful Demographic Statistics
By Rose Lucas, Specialist, CHIME Foundation
As CHIME CIO membership continues to grow, we’d like to share some of the statistics that can help inform your future marketing plans and strategies.
CHIME members are the highest-ranking IT executives within their organization or facility. A typical CHIME member oversees the information services department and chairs the information technology steering committee within their organization.
Just a few short years ago in January 2015, CHIME domestic membership included 1,370 highest-ranking IT executives with 27 international members, rounding out a total membership of 1,397.
Today CHIME reports nearly 2,600 members and includes 460 international members, representing an 85 percent increase – almost double — in only three years. Even more exciting is a 1,603 percent increase in international membership!
CHIME members come from all 50 United States and 51 countries around the world. They represent over 1,796 healthcare organizations with the following approximate breakdown by organization type, based on data provided by members.
Domestically, CHIME members are located across the country. The graph below illustrates CHIME members by state, highlighting the wide and growing presence we have in the U.S. CHIME has a CIO member in every single state in the country.
CHIME Foundation Growth
When the CHIME Foundation was created in 1994, two years after the formation of CHIME, there were only 15 firms. Along with the growth of CHIME, the Foundation has grown to over 150 Foundation firm members. That’s an increase of 900 percent – indicating that the growth of the Foundation is indeed commensurate with the growth of CHIME. The CHIME Foundation is proud of our partnerships with the nation’s top healthcare IT service and solutions providers and we’re pleased to continue providing unparalleled access to top healthcare IT leaders around the world.
More Foundation Insight Volume 2, No. 3:
- Perspectives Across the Healthcare IT Field – Arika Lycan
- Save the Date – Mark your Calendars for CPES18 Sept 5-7 – CHIME Foundation Team
- Upside Down Focus Group: Marketing and Selling to CIOs – Rebecca Scholten