Supporting Healthcare IT Leaders Globally
The challenges and opportunities of transforming patient care using the power of IT are the same across the world. CHIME International creates a virtual network for all healthcare IT leaders. We connect professionals and we support their leadership journey with online resources and education.
CHIME offers the only internationally recognised qualification for healthcare IT leaders with the CHIME Healthcare CIO accreditation: International CHCIO. More than 754 healthcare leaders globally are proud to put call themselves CHCIO.
New International CHIME Chapters in 2019AustriaBelgiumCanadaGermanyItalyLichtensteinLuxembourgSwitzerlandUnited Kingdom
Due to recent demand from the ever growing CHIME International membership, CHIME has created an international version of the popular CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) program. This is the first certification program exclusively for CIOs and IT executives in the healthcare industry. A CHCIO demonstrates the commitment, knowledge and experience required to master the core skills inherent to successful healthcare CIOs and IT executives.
Distinguish yourself from your peers
Becoming a CHCIO makes it easy for you to distinguish yourself as a leader within the healthcare IT industry. The CHCIO program is the first healthcare industry credential developed for CIOs by CIOs.
Around the World
CHIME expanded its international work in 2019; welcoming nine more countries as chapter partners, accrediting many health IT leaders around the world with the International CHICO qualification and presenting thought-leadership at events across the world.
We welcomed nine new countries to CHIME International as chapter partners in 2019 – Italy, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland,
United Kingdom and Canada. Professional membership organisations in each country now have the exclusive right to admit eligible members to CHIME and to propose candidates to challenge the International CHCIO examination.
We look forward to working with AISIS in Italy, AuiG in the German-speaking countries, BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT in the UK and Digital Health Canada.
We expect to welcome health IT executives from the Irish Computer Society to the CHIME International family very soon.
CHIME faculty worked closely with our friends at Digital Health in the UK to inspire and educate delegates at the new ReWired show in London and the Summer School at Leeds University. We met friends old and new at both events and look forward to working with Digital Health in 2020 when we’ll be talking about 5G implementation.
Wir haben Prüfungen in deutscher Sprache durchgeführt (We held examinations in the German language)
Our Chapter partner in Germany, AuiG, represents health IT executives from German-speaking countries and worked with CHIME to offer the International CHCIO examination in the German language supported by the ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK network.
As well as presenting at its conference CHIME supervised the first two CHCIO examinations in German language and was very pleased to admit 15 candidates to our accreditation.
Cloud Expo in Singapore
CHIME faculty travelled to Singapore in October to present at Cloud Expo Asia and teach a Master Class in digital health leadership. We visited Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) to talk about IT security and look forward to extending our education offer in this friendly city-state very soon.
Digital Nurse and Midwife Leadership in the UK
The year 2020 has been designated the International Year of the Nurse by the World Health Organisation and we are proud to bring digital nurse leadership training to the UK in this landmark year. With Florence Nightingale Foundation CHIME will contribute its expertise in digital health to expand the curriculum for Nightingale Scholars during their scholarship year. We will also teach a Leadership Academy for scholars, alumni and other nurse and midwife leaders.
The Burdett Trust for Nursing has commissioned CHIME to train Learning Disability nurses in digital leadership. In 2020 we’ll train LD nurses in the UK to use digital to manage and support their
patients – many of whom access care from a number of agencies. CHIME is proud to support this vital specialty of nursing as it celebrates 100 years of registration.
And finally… sláinte!
CHIME has good friends in Ireland, and we are working with academics, policy makers and healthcare professionals to bring CHIME education and accreditation to this small but mighty health economy. As well as working towards opening an Irish chapter with the Irish Computer Society (ICS) and the Health Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI); CHIME is working with the Health Service Executive to support its newly established Digital Academy.
- CHIME and AuiG Launch Chapters in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland
- CHIME and AISIS Open Chapter in Italy, Marking a First for Europe
- CHIME and Digital Health Canada Announce Plans to Launch Canadian Chapter
- CHIME and BCS The Chartered Institute for IT Agree to Launch Chapter in UK
- CHIME and AuiG Announce Plans to Launch Chapter in German-speaking Communities
- CHIME and AISIS Announce Plans to Launch Chapter in Italy
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“In my experience as a healthcare technology executive, I’ve found immense value in having a trusted and established network of peers. It’s nearly impossible for a single CxO to have all the collective wisdom of every single leader in their region within themselves, especially if your organization has a presence across national boundaries. This experience and set of perspectives that a network of fellow leaders brings, therefore, is immeasurably helpful. In CHIME I’ve found such a global network. One that consists of many hundreds of world-class IT leaders. Furthermore, as an organization, CHIME does an incredible job of being a catalyst for ongoing learning and knowledge-sharing amongst its membership. From certifications to bootcamps to their semi-annual forums, CHIME’s commitment to sharpening the skill-sets of Healthcare IT leadership across the globe is unmatched. As an American executive who is now a CIO on the other side of the world, I consider CHIME and its resources to be one of my primary points of reference for best practices and always encourage my staff to get involved.”
— Saad Chaudhry, Chief Information Officer, Saudi German Hospitals, United Arab Emirates