CHIME Foundation Names Connection 2017 Partner Award Winner
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Nov. 2, 2017 – Healthcare organizations and the CIOs who are responsible for selecting, implementing and managing their IT systems need reliable, compatible technologies to ensure safe, quality healthcare. They also need experienced and informed partners in industry who support them in their mission.
Connection, a company based in Merrimack, N.H., that specializes in connecting healthcare customers with suitable technology solutions, has developed a number of processes, services and tools to meet their needs. Beyond that, Connection’s employees have served as dedicated volunteers with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and other organizations. Their contributions earned Connection the 2017 CHIME Foundation Partner Award.
The award, which is given annually to a CHIME Foundation firm, was announced today at the CHIME17 Fall CIO Forum in San Antonio, Texas. Jennifer Ramstrom, Connection’s vice president of vertical strategy and business development, accepted the award on behalf of Connection.
“Connection, and Jennifer in particular, have made a big impact on CHIME over the years,” said Marc Probst, CIO of Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the chair of the CHIME Foundation Board. “Jennifer spearheaded our CFCHE (CHIME Foundation Certified Healthcare Executive) efforts as the committee chair and has been a strong advocate for setting the highest standards for industry representatives.”
The CFCHE program was launched in June 2017 as a certification program that demonstrates recipients have the knowledge of experienced healthcare IT industry employees and ensures that the recipient shares the same commitment to quality as a CIO. The first exam was given in September, and 24 Foundation firm employees – including Ramstrom – passed.
“It is an honor to be recognized with the CHIME Foundation Partner Award,” Ramstrom said. “Connection’s healthcare practice has grown tremendously since it was launched in 2006, and the opportunity to partner with the CHIME Foundation and work with the CHIME community has been enlightening and invigorating.”
To learn more about the CHIME Foundation Partner Award, click here.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 2,400 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.
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