Inside CHIME: Things to See at CHIME16
|10.27.16 by Matthew Weinstock
Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME
From Foreigner to the Obama administration’s CIO, there are a lot of “don’t miss” moments scheduled for the CHIME16 Fall CIO Forum. Here are a few other items that should be on your radar.
The wait is almost over (as a native Clevelander – Go Tribe! – and a resident of Chicago for the past two decades – Go Cubs! – I know a thing or two about waiting). Thankfully, CHIME members don’t have to sit idle for 108 years, or even 68 years, anticipating our championship event. The CHIME16 Fall CIO Forum kicks off next week and it is shaping up to be one of the best – if not the best – in the 25-year-history of the fall classic.
You know about the incredible lineup of speakers, track sessions, and, of course Foreigner, but there are few other events taking place that should be of interest. We can’t capture everything that’s on the agenda, so be sure to download the mobile guide from the App Store or Google Play, just search for CHIME16. Here are some items that you may want to keep on your radar:
- CHCIO exam: If you are arriving in Phoenix early, it’s not too late to sign up for the CHCIO exam, Monday,
Oct. 31, from 2:00-4:30 PM; and Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 9:00-11:30 AM. Click here for eligibility
information and to register.
- Giving back event: The charity event at this year’s fall forum will support UMOM, Arizona’s largest shelter
for homeless families. Attendees will build electric guitars that will become part of UMOM’s teen
assistance program. The charity event is Nov. 1, 2:00-4:30 PM in Sonoran A-D.
- Foundation focus groups: These are a great opportunity to talk about trends impacting the industry with
fellow CIOs and Foundation firm executives. Focus groups take place Wednesday and Thursday between
1:30 – 5:00 PM.
- CHIME Foundation representative focus group with CHIME leaders: CHIME President and CEO Russell
Branzell and CHIME Foundation Board Chair Charles Christian invite Foundation firm representatives to
share their thoughts and opinions on various CHIME initiatives, membership benefits and services. There are
two opportunities to join – Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:00 – 3:00 PM in Wildflower C.
Please let the Foundation staff know if you are interested in attending.
- Update your member profile: If you haven’t done so already, please log into the CHIME website and
update your member profile. You can also stop by the membership booth in Phoenix. Anyone who updates
their profile by Thursday, Nov. 3, will be entered into a raffle. We’ll announce winners during the
keynote session on Nov. 4.
- CHIME-KLAS cybersecurity survey: If you haven’t done so already, plan to take the CHIME-KLAS
cybersecurity survey. You can stop by the KLAS kiosk located in the foyer outside the breakfast and lunch rooms
for more information. This survey will help inform important research we are doing on cybersecurity
across the industry.
- Diversity receptions: The reception will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 5:00 – 6:00 PM in
Wildflower B. This event is new in 2016. The reception will provide an opportunity to mingle and
exchange ideas for creating a diverse workforce across healthcare.
We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix!
More Inside CHIME Volume 1, No. 29:
- Cybersecurity Survey Shines Light on Top Concerns of CHIME, AEHIS Members -Matthew Weinstock
- This Week’s Washington Debrief (10.24.16)