CHIME Innovation Forms 5G Committee and Expands Advisory Board with 2 Industry Leaders
ANN ARBOR, MI, Sept. 11, 2019 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has formed a 5G Committee through CHIME Innovation to serve as thought leaders on 5G and help guide the development of a new educational event that will focus on 5G’s impact on healthcare. Shafiq Rab, MD, chair of the CHIME Board of Trustees, a CHIME Innovation Advisory Board member and senior vice president and CIO at Rush University Medical Center, will chair the committee.
“CIOs are in a position to drive the conversation about 5G’s role in healthcare and make sure that we use this technology to benefit our patients and our communities,” Rab said. “The 5G Committee will look at the opportunities that 5G offers and identify what needs to be in place to maximize 5G across healthcare.”
In addition to Rab, committee members include:
- Cara Babachicos, senior vice president and CIO at South Shore Hospital
- Jonathan Fritz, JD, executive director of CHIME Innovation
- Deborah Gash, vice president and CIO at Saint Luke’s Health System
- John Glynn, executive vice president and CIO at Rochester Regional
- John Kravitz, corporate CIO at Geisinger Health System
- Mimi Taylor, corporate vice president and CIO at Baptist Health South Florida
The committee, which is still accepting members, will help shape a new educational event that will be held through CHIME Innovation, tentatively scheduled for 2020. The 5G Committee is supported by the CHIME Innovation Advisory Board. Maria Lensing, vice president of Global Healthcare Solutions at AT&T Business, and Ricky Caplin, CEO of The HCI Group, a Tech Mahindra Company, have recently joined the CHIME Innovation Advisory Board and will provide guidance to the 5G program and other CHIME Innovation initiatives. In addition, AT&T Business and The HCI Group are CHIME Innovation North American Partner companies and will collaborate with CHIME Innovation to provide support as the 5G program expands.
“CHIME Innovation is committed to bringing innovative thinkers together to share ideas and learn from each other,” Fritz said. “Under the 5G Committee’s guidance, we expect to be a leading voice for the industry and offer an exciting program that will be educational for innovation and information executives in provider organizations and industry. We are thrilled to have Maria and Ricky involved, too. They have a wealth of practical experience, knowledge and a broad world view that will inform our near- and long-term plans.”
More information about CHIME Innovation is available here.
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.
Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME