Jennifer Ramstrom Joins CHIME as VP of CHIME Foundation and CHIME Tech
ANN ARBOR, MI, Aug. 9, 2018 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has named Jennifer Emory Ramstrom vice president of the CHIME Foundation and of CHIME Technologies, Inc., effective Aug. 1. Previously vice president of vertical strategy and business development at Connection, Ramstrom has demonstrated a deep commitment to CHIME and CHIME’s mission as a CHIME Foundation volunteer.
“The CHIME Foundation is thrilled to add Jennifer to our talented team,” said Barb Sivek, chief operating officer of the CHIME Foundation. “Jennifer brings strong leadership and entrepreneurial skills as well as a keen understanding of the CHIME Foundation’s role in the healthcare IT industry.”
In 2017, Ramstrom co-chaired the committee that launched the CHIME Foundation Certified Healthcare Executive (CFCHE) program and was among the first group of professionals to earn the CFCHE designation. The CFCHE program is designed to assess the knowledge of an experienced healthcare IT industry employee and ensure that a recipient shares the same commitment to quality as a CIO. Her other volunteer roles include participating on CHIME’s Fall Forum Planning Committee and the CHIME Partner Education Summit Committee.
She and Connection also were honored in 2017 with the CHIME Foundation Partnership Award for their dedication, support and contributions to the industry, CHIME and the CHIME Foundation.
“As a volunteer and a member of a CHIME Foundation firm, I know first-hand the educational and networking value that membership brings,” Ramstrom said. “The CHIME Foundation has done so much for the industry in just 25 years. I look forward to using my knowledge and experience to help continue that growth.”
Ramstrom has more than 20 years in the healthcare IT industry. She joined Connection in 1994, envisioned and launched their healthcare vertical initiative in 2007 as a sales director, and was named vice president in 2016. In 2016, she earned an MBA from the University of New Hampshire, where she also received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology.
About CHIME Foundation
The CHIME Foundation is a nonprofit organization that allows healthcare IT companies, service providers and consultants to network and learn from the nation’s top healthcare IT leaders through a variety of different online and in-person social platforms. The Foundation was formed in 1994, two years after the formation of CHIME, to provide the exchange of information and ideas between healthcare CIOs and the healthcare IT industry and to provide funding in support of CHIME’s benefits and services to its members.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 2,700 members in 51 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners 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.
Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME