bannerHealthcare CIO Boot Camp   |   October 28-31, 2016   |   JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort   |  Phoenix, Arizona

Thanks to all who made the 2016 Fall Healthcare CIO Boot Camp a great success! We hope to see you at future CHIME events.

  • The Healthcare CIO Boot Camp is an intensive three and one-half day education program offered by CHIME and taught by a faculty of healthcare CIO thought leaders. Combining presentations, small group discussions, case studies and interactive problem solving, participants learn the real-world skills necessary to become a successful healthcare CIO.

    Participation in the Boot Camp is currently limited to members of CHIME and their direct reports (including Affiliates). CHIME Foundation representatives are not eligible to attend. Questions about eligibility? We can help! Please contact the CHIME office for assistance at 734.665.0000  or [email protected] prior to registering.

    CHCIO_logoHealthcare CIO Boot Camp attendees are eligible to receive up to 25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) toward the Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) Program. Attendees receive up to 18.75 CEUs for participating in the three and one-half day workshop and up to 6.25 CEUs for program preparation (required reading).

    Program Eligibility: Participation in the Boot Camp is currently limited to members of CHIME and their direct reports only (including Affiliates). CHIME Foundation representatives are not eligible to attend. Questions about eligibility? We can help! Please contact the CHIME office for assistance at 1.734.665.0000 or [email protected] prior to registering.


    Friday, October 28, 2016

    Saturday, October 29, 2016

    Sunday, October 30, 2016

    Monday, October 31, 2016

  • The Healthcare CIO Boot Camp is led by a faculty of healthcare CIOs who have demonstrated continued success, leadership, and organizational excellence in their careers.


    Cara BabachicosCara Babachicos, MHA, FCHIME, CHCIO
    Corporate Director of IS – Partners Healthcare, Community Hospitals & Non-Acute Entities
    About Cara[/chime_accordion]
    Russell P. Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO
    President & CEO – CHIME
    About Russell

    Geoff Brown, FCHIME
     VP & CIO – Piedmont Healthcare
    About Geoff

    Charles Christiancharles (chuck) christian, FCHIME, FHIMSS, LCHIME, CHCIO
    VP of Technology & Engagement – Indiana Health Information Exchange
    About Charles
    Rod Dykehouse, FCHIME, LCHIME, CHCIO
    CIO – Penn State Hershey Medical Center & College of Medicine
    About Rod

    edens_adrienneAdrienne Edens, FCHIME, LCHIME, CHCIO
     VP, Education – CHIME
    About Adrienne

    ghickmanGeorge Hickman, FCHIME, LCHIME, LFHIMSS, CPHIMS, CHCIO
     Executive VP & System CIO – Albany Medical Center
    About George

    CIO, Acute Care Hospitals & Applied Clinical Informatics – Tenet Healthcare Corporation
    About Liz

    Edward W. Marx, FCHIME, FHIMSS
    Sr VP/CIO – NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation
    About Edward

    probst_marcMarc Probst,CHCIO
    CIO – Intermountain Healthcare
    About Marc

    Reynolds_GeorgeGeorge Reynolds, MD, MMM, FAAP, CPHIMS, CHCIO
     Retired CIO & CMIO – Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, Omaha
    About George


    The registration fee for the Boot Camp is $3,995. Space in the Boot Camp is limited to a maximum of 50 participants. The registration fee includes all program materials as well as breakfasts, lunches, and receptions and group dinner.  

    Boot Camp registrants who cancel on or before July 31, 2016 will be issued a full refund of their registration fees. Registrants who cancel after July 31 and before August 28, 2016 will be assessed a $1,000 non-refundable cancellation fee. Due to the limited capacity of this program, no refunds will be made for cancellations received on or after August 28, 2016.

    Please note: Attendance is not transferable to another person or to another offering of the program.


    JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
    5350 E. Marriott Dr.
    Phoenix, AZ 85054
    Telephone: 1.480.293.5000

    RESERVATIONS: You may book online or call 1.480.293.5000Be sure to mention that you are with the CHIME Boot Camp or CHIME16 Fall CIO Forum.

    The reservation cut-off is October 7, 2016. A one-night room and tax deposit is required to hold the reservation. Reservations received after the cut-off will be on a space-available basis only. Make your reservations EARLY!

    ROOM RATE: A block of rooms has been reserved for CHIME members at the special rate of $249.00 per night for single/double occupancy. Additional Charges include current room tax of 12.7%

    Check-in time is 4:00 pm and check-out time is 11:00 am.

    CANCELLATION POLICY: Should you need to cancel your reservation, you must do so no later than 72-hours prior to the date of your arrival to receive a full refund of your deposit.

    LOCATION: The resort is located approximately 22 miles from the Phoenix International Airport (PHX).

    TAXI: The approximate one-way taxi fare to the resort is $65.00.


    The Healthcare CIO Boot Camp may be one of the most important investments you can make toward your personal and professional success.

    100% of the Boot Camp participants say they’d recommend this program to others. Here’s why:

    “The Boot camp was a very impressive experience with tremendous value not only to reinforce the things I’m already doing, but also to give me new skills, tactics and ideas that will map directly to my own organization’s environment.”
    Jach Hughesi
    Information Technology Director
    St. Charles Medical Center

    “The Boot Camp was truly an outstanding program – my directors will be attending in the future. The assigned reading materials were outstanding as were the tools and techniques that we learned. The mix of the faculty and students was also very beneficial.”
    Mikki Clancy
    VP & CIO
    Premier Health Partners

    This was absolutely a fantastic program! The material was relevant, interaction with faculty and other students was beneficial, and the tools and techniques I learned are entirely applicable. My head is swimming with new ideas I want to apply as a result of what I learned at the Boot Camp.”
    Scott Dresen
    Director of Enterprise Technology Services
    Spectrum Health System

    “I really want to thank the people at CHIME for developing and making this Boot Camp available. It has been definitely a seminal event in my career because of its rich emphasis on leadership development and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend. The faulty was amazing and I really feel like they gave 100% of themselves in the training.”
    Dr.Angela Duncan Dio, ND – Spring 2013 Alumni
    VP, Information Systems
    Unity Health Care, Inc.

    “The Boot Camp addressed real world issues that I deal with as a CIO every day. I’ve picked up tips I will be able to deploy immediately.”
    John Kravitz
    Senior VP& CIO
    Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital

    “They have wide an varied experience from small hospitals to big academic institutes – I cannot think of anything they have not seen or done….I would use these words to describe the faculty, REAL, AUTHENTIC, HUMBLE and GREAT leaders.’ This is what is needed in healthcare leadership and in leadership in general.”
    Sathish Jetty, MD, FAAP, CPE – Spring 2013 Alumni
    CIO & CMIO
    Adena Health System

    “Of all of the educational programs I have attended over the past nine years, the Boot Camp was by far the most beneficial with respect to getting meaningful and practical content. The issues covered were right on target and I am using what I learned in my next presentation to our IT Steering Committee. The opportunity to spend time with some of the most prominent CIO leaders in the industry was truly rewarding.”
    Gordon Lashmett
    St. Anthony’s Medical Center

    “The CIO Boot Camp was a great opportunity for me as I am sure others who have attended will attest. The faculty had such a unique and interesting way of keeping people involved, interested and on their toes. The faculty as well as the other CHIME staff members and boot camp participants put on a great boot camp. I will certainly recommend this event to others who have not had a chance to attend.”
    Jeremy Look – Fall 2011 Boot Camp Alumni
    Information Technology Services Manager
    Down East Community Hospital

    With a CIO faculty of combined healthcare experience of over 190 years and more than 145 years in IT the Boot Camp educators bring diversity and real-world knowledge, challenging participants to think strategically and prepare them with the analytical skills needed to tackle complex issues — now and in the future.


    Please free yourself of work obligations for the duration of the Boot Camp. In addition to the program sessions, Boot Camp registrants are expected to participate in all of the following program events and activities:

    • – Completion of participant profile questionnaire
    • – Homework/reading assignments
    • – Small-group case study work
    • – Receptions, lunches and continental breakfasts
    • – Group dinner


    Please note that there is a significant amount of reading material for the Boot Camp. Upon registration we send you a file containing all of these materials approximately two weeks prior to the program. Please allow yourself sufficient time to read all of the materials prior to arriving at the Boot Camp.


    Attire for the Boot Camp is business casual. Please remember to bring a sweater or jacket for air-conditioned meeting rooms.


    The Phoenix area average temperatures in October and November vary with daytime highs in the upper 80º’s and lows in the low 60º’s when the sun goes down.

The next offering of the Healthcare CIO Boot Camp will be April 8-11, 2017 in Chicago.
Registration will open in soon.

Special thanks to the sponsors of the
2016 Fall Healthcare CIO Boot Camp:
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