A Global Innovation Initiative Transforming Health and Care
Through Education and Innovation Facilitation
CHIME Innovation is a global healthcare innovation initiative of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
CHIME Innovation includes innovation-specific education, innovation facilitation, and physical centers and labs designed around collaboratively solving healthcare problems. The first Innovation Center was launched in partnership with Intermountain Healthcare in Utah.
Education is a cornerstone of CHIME Innovation, which will be presented at the centers and labs, available remotely as well. Additional programming and value-added services are being developed to meet the needs of CHIME’s unique membership and the global healthcare community.
“The most meaningful workshop I have ever attended.”
— Reid Stephan, CIO, St. Luke’s Health System
Tell Your Story
Innovation doesn’t require shiny new technologies. It does include you and your team solving real problems with real solutions.
We all benefit when our peers share their gifts of knowledge and experience. Share your story.
We’re calling all CHIME members to share their innovation stories. Share, so that your peers can benefit from your ingenuity and innovative ‘wins’. Share your failures and successes alike, so that we all can do our part in advancing global health and care through innovation.
Step 1: Submit your story. (The guided form is easy!)
Step 2: Receive a response from CHIME Innovation’s Executive Director within 48 business hours.
Step 3: If selected, your story will be shared with all CHIME, AEHIS, AEHIT, & AEHIA members.
Step 4: Know your story is helping improve global health and care.
Bonus: If your story is selected, you will earn 3 CEUs!
Thank You To Our Sponsors
Interested in partnerships or engagement opportunities, or have questions?
Jonathan Fritz, JD, MS, CFCHE
Chief Innovation Officer
Accelerating Adoption: Improving Health and Care through Digital Innovation – In Partnership with HLTH
Start: Oct. 27, 2019, 12-1:30 PM
Location: The MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Join CHIME for an exciting and fast-paced session focused on the acceleration of digital innovation in health and care. Hear from world-renowned faculty, including chief innovation and chief information officers, a venture investment leader, and an industry-leading CEO. Experience the opportunity to meaningfully network with peers, discuss critical issues surrounding innovation, and interact with health leaders from across the country!
- Sylvia Romm, Chief Innovation Officer, Atlantic Health
- Matt Hermann, Senior Managing Director – Ascension Ventures
- Darren Dworkin, Chief Information Officer, Cedars – Sinai Health System
- Carina Edwards, CEO – Quil
- Jonathan M. Fritz, JD, MS, CFCHE, Chief Innovation Officer – CHIME
- Tim Stettheimer, PhD, FCHIME, CHCIO, VP, Education – CHIME
Start: Jan. 23-24, 2020
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Are you early in your innovation journey? Recently been asked by your CEO to “own innovation”? This workshop is for you. Innovation Strategy & Frameworks is a small group, cohort-based workshop within CHIME’s Innovation Series. This innovation workshop is designed specifically for CIOs, HIT Executives and Innovation Executives within provider systems.
Start: Aug. 6-7, 2020
Location: Chicago, IL
CI²O is an annual event exclusively for leaders in the digital health ecosystem. The Summit is limited to healthcare executives and a small number of senior level sponsor executives. For the second year, the CI2O Innovation Summit will be an engaging and collaborative conversation around innovation in health and care.
CHIME Innovation Advisory Board
Jonathan Fritz, JD, MS, CFCHE
Executive Director, CHIME Innovation
Advisory Board Members
SHAFIQ RAB, MD, MPH, CHCIO
CHIME Board Chair & Lead Innovation Ambassador
SVP & CIO, Rush University Medical Center
Russ Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO
CEO, The HCI Group
Heather Nelson, MHA, CHCIO
CIO, University of Chicago Medicine
Marc Probst, CHCIO
CIO, Intermountain Health
Kali Durgampudi, CFCHE
Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Greenway Health
Liz Johnson, MS, FAAN, FCHIME, FHIMSS, CHCIO, RN-BC
Chief Innovation Officer, Tenet Healthcare
VP of Global Healthcare Solutions, AT&T Business
Rusty Yeager, CHCIO
SVP & CIO, Encompass Health
Global CHIME Innovation Partners
CHIME Innovation is seeking partnerships around the globe to transform health and care.
North American CHIME Innovation Partners
Physical Innovation Center Partners
CHIME Innovation Venture Partners
For more information about CHIME Innovation’s limited Venture Partner program, please contact Jonathan Fritz.
— James Weeks (@jimmyweeks) September 20, 2019
I attended a thought-provoking event hosted by CHIME last week that was a call to action.
Omar Lateef, DO, CEO of Rush Medical Center, spoke about driving change from the top of the healthcare system. He emphasized gaining a clear understanding of the pain points felt by users, and forming partnerships to make change that is meaningful.
Vijay Govindarajan presented a simple yet powerful Three Box Solution. He spoke about linear and non-linear shifts, and the careful balance that must be maintained in optimizing for the present, selectively disregarding old models from the past, and preparing for the future. VG also presented the best template for a 1-page strategy architecture that I’ve ever seen.
Emily Melton outlined what venture capitalists look for when investing in digital health innovations.
I also got to hear from Scott Powder, Chief Strategy Officer for Advocate Aurora Health, on how his organization used a dual transformation model to prepare for disruption, while simultaneously optimizing core functions. Scott emphasized that innovation is about experimentation; fail fast to learn fast.
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