CHIME’s First CI2O Innovation Summit to Include Innovation Guru Vijay Govindarajan
ANN ARBOR, MI, July 25, 2019 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is launching a new educational program designed to drive innovation in the industry, with one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation headlining the event. Through CHIME Innovation, CHIME will hold the first CI2O Innovation Summit on Sept. 19-20 in Chicago. The event is open to members of CHIME as well as healthcare executives from other organizations, with limited seating.
The CI2O Innovation Summit explores the intersection between senior information executives and senior innovation executives using a format that is designed to encourage interaction and collaboration. The two-day event will include a keynote address from Vijay Govindarajan, a distinguished professor at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business who helped pioneer the concept of reverse innovation, which is any innovation first adopted in the developing world. He also will discuss the Three Box Solution, a strategy for optimizing an already existing business while simultaneously creating a new one. Winner of a 2019 50Thinkers Distinguished Achievement Award, he has published numerous books, including Reverse Innovation in Health Care: How to Make Value-based Delivery Work and The Three Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation.
“Many of our members are being asked to lead innovation in their healthcare organizations and they are looking to CHIME for guidance,” said Shafiq Rab, MD, chair of CHIME’s Board of Trustees, a CHIME Innovation Advisory Board member and senior vice president and CIO at Rush University Medical Center. “The summit will offer a roadmap by bringing information executives and innovation executives together to share ideas, learn from each other and be inspirited.”
The CI2O Innovation Summit will include a mix of keynote presentations, fireside chats and moderated “fishbowl panels” that will let members of the audience join thought leaders in discussions about evolving roles, creating a culture of innovation, evaluating digital innovators and successes. It will feature prominent CIOs who have been at the forefront of innovation as well as executives in non-IT roles.
“We want the CI2O Innovation Summit to be innovative as well as be about innovation,” said Jonathan Fritz, JD, executive director of CHIME Innovation. “Vijay Govindarajan will set the stage with concepts that have turned some executives on their heads – the idea that we can look at the developing world for high-quality, low-cost innovations that can transform health and care globally. We expect the ‘fishbowl panels’ will generate a lot of creative dialogue about what innovation truly means and why we need it in healthcare. We will pack a lot into just a day and a half of programming.”
The CI2O Summit will be held Sept. 19-20 in the Convene-Chicago Building in Chicago. More information 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) 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