CHIME’s New Vision Statement Reflects Evolving Role of the CIO
ORLANDO, FL, October 15, 2015 – Healthcare is undergoing its biggest transformation in decades. Payment models are shifting away from volume to a focus on value. Providers more engaged in population health management. Consumers are becoming more active in their care choices, and more.
At the center of these mammoth changes is health information technology. To meet the demands of the new healthcare environment, providers must adopt robust health IT systems. They need systems that can generate real-time and actionable information for clinicians and patients to make informed decisions. And, health IT systems are key to improving patient safety and quality of care.
To reflect the growing importance of health IT and the evolving role of chief information officers and other senior health IT executives, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) today unveiled a new vision statement: Exceptional Leaders Transforming Healthcare.
“Senior health IT executives are much more involved in strategic planning and the overall direction of their organizations,” said CHIME Board of Trustees Chair Charles E. Christian, CHCIO, LCHIME. “The new vision statement illustrates how critical CIOs are in helping providers meet the Triple Aim — improving patient care, population health and reducing costs.”
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 1,700 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.