VuiG e.V. Called Country Representatives for Austria, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland
ANN ARBOR, MI, July 17, 2019 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Akademie für Unternehmensführung und IT-Service Management in der Gesundheitswirtschaft (AuiG), the educational arm of the VuiG e.V., institutionalized the International Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) program in German-speaking communities, i.e. Austria, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.
After the first successful examination and preparation course for the International Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) at the Health Information Executives Leadership Summit in May, the Board of Executives of the VuiG e.V., i.e. Dr. Napieralski-Rahn, Martin Große-Kracht, Wolrad Rube, Udo Purwin and Dr. Pierre-Michael Meier, called the following Country Representatives:
- Austria: Christoph Kauer
- Belgium: Willy Heuschen
- Germany: Ralf Hörstgen
- Switzerland: Peter Summermatter
The Country Representatives will report on the situations in their countries at the Health Information Executives Leadership Summit in May 2020 in Neuss. The reports will pick up the following points:
- History of health-IT in the different countries
- Status quo, i.e. focus on
- Interactive planning and documentation solutions for caregivers
- Interoperability in hospitals
- Interoperability between inpatient and outpatient care
- How the CEO and CIO work together
- Possible Outlooks
- Interoperability between individual health records and institutional medical records
- How will the CEO and CIO work together with respect to the International Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) program?
“CHIME, AuiG and VuiG e.V. are committed to helping our members lead the transformation of digital health,” said Dr. Pierre-Michael Meier, executive vice president and CFO of VuiG e.V. AuiG is VuiG e.V’s educational arm. “We are thrilled to have our members be the first ever to earn credentials through CHIME’s German exam. Opening chapters in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland will provide even more opportunities to collaborate, learn together and use innovative and disruptive technologies to improve care.”
VuiG e.V. serves CIOs in a community – ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK network – that includes 34 user associations, over 800 hospital locations, over 130 vendors and exclusively selected consultancies. VuiG e.V. has been a growing and active community within the ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK network since its foundation in 2006. The ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK network develops digitized solutions in the healthcare sector, provides hospital decision makers with tools to be successful, and serves as an incubator to test innovations.
CHIME is a membership-based organization serving more than 2,900 chief information officers (CIOs) and senior healthcare executives in 56 countries. CHIME offers online and in-person educational and networking opportunities as well as accreditation through a domestic and international CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) program.
CHIME now has eight international chapters. CHIME established a CHIME chapter in Italy earlier this year and in India in 2017. In addition, CHIME has signed letters of intent for partnerships with organizations in Canada, Ireland, the UK and Israel.
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 2,900 members in 56 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 care in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.
About AuiG, VuiG e. V. and the ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK Network
VuiG e.V. is the home of CIOs in 34 user associations in the ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK Network. The ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK network includes 34 user associations, over 800 hospital locations, over 130 vendors and exclusively selected consultancies. The network develops digitized solutions in the healthcare sector, provides hospital decision makers with tools to be successful, and serves as an incubator to test innovations. Membership into VuiG e.V. is by title as a part of an executive team or by qualification. AuiG is VuiG e.V.’s educational arm and validates the qualification of VuiG e.V. members.
Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME
Dr. Pierre-Michael Meier
President & CEO