CPES Planning Committee ‘chimes’ in on Value of CHIME Partner Education Summit
By Arika Lycan, Specialist, CHIME Foundation
The CHIME Partner Education Summit (CPES) Planning Committee is comprised of a dedicated group of CHIME Foundation members and CHIME CIOs. The Planning Committee has been integral to the development and delivery of highly successful CPES events in 2016 and 2017. The Planning Committee is working together with CHIME Foundation staff to bring you an interesting, compelling CPES18 – one not to be missed!
Frank Nydam, healthcare vice president and chief technology officer at VMware and CPES Committee Chair, is proud of the growth that CPES has seen in the past three years. “Now in its third year, CPES is quickly maturing into a must-attend event for Foundation members wishing to sharpen their healthcare skills and broaden their professional network,” he said.
“We are very much looking forward to the third year of CPES, as each time we gain insights into the industry from key healthcare executives,” said John Bullitt, Solution Engineering Leader, Healthcare Americas at VMware and member of the CPES Planning Committee. Bullitt and his team have attended CPES for the past two years.
Bullitt and his team were able to put knowledge imparted by CPES faculty at past events into practice, which resulted in enhanced customer experiences. “These insights enable us to build more relevant relationships with our healthcare customers – improving the results for both our customers and our business.”
CPES18 will feature many new presenters as well as several highly rated former presenters who will be returning with a fresh perspective and content. Faculty will enlighten attendees with:
- Best practice data and tools for establishing, nurturing and sustaining partnerships
- Envisioning future provider needs
- Updates on policy from Washington and beyond
- Timely, relevant breakout sessions
Many of the CPES faculty are CHIME Board members, and the quality of the sessions and the presenters in past events has set a high bar for this year’s event. “The CHIME Partner Education Summit is a great opportunity to meet leading CIOs, understand the priorities and challenges they face each day, and learn about the characteristics that they look for when forming trusted relationships with technology partners,” said Jen Ryan, director of Customer Relations at Imprivata.
Ryan added, “Each year I look forward to hearing the CIO perspectives on the industry’s hot topics and current events. I always come away feeling better equipped to create valuable partnerships with our customers.”
No matter what stage they are in their careers, attendees can expect to gain valuable insights from leading CIOs, and acquire tools and tips in leadership, relationship building and more. “The ROI on CPES is unmatched for Foundation organizations who need to get new employees trained as well as helping seasoned veterans keep up to date on the latest healthcare IT trends,” said Nydam.
There will also be an opportunity to pursue the CHIME Foundation Certified Healthcare Executive (CFCHE) certification, with an exam scheduled at the conclusion of CPES18 on Friday afternoon.
Registration and hotel block for CPES18 are open now, and more information on the event is available here. Our CPES Planning Committee team looks forward to seeing many of their CHIME Foundation peers at this exciting and valuable summit.
CPES Planning Committee Members:
John Bullitt – VMware
Jon Karl – CDW
Donna Roach – Ascension Information Services
Charlie Anastos – Healthlink Advisors
David Finn – Symantec
Laurel Vine – Cerner Corporation
Christine Holloway – CDW
Phil Wasson – Kofax
Cyndi Cahill – Pursuit Healthcare Advisors
Jackie Gordee – Epic
Jennifer Ramstrom – Connection
Jen Ryan – Imprivata
Barry Mathis – Clearwater Compliance
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