Want to Steer Industry Trends? Consider Attending Spring Focus Groups
By Michelle Patterson, VP, Operations
The CHIME Foundation will offer a variety of focus groups conducted by CHIME Foundation partners on March 10-12, after the CHIME HIMSS CIO Forum wraps up in Orlando, Fla. Focus groups give members a glimpse into industry trends and help shape the direction of future products and services.
Members can sign up for as many as 13 focus groups, which will be held in the Hyatt Regency Orlando. The CHIME Foundation is assigning focus groups now; if you are interested in participating you can sign up here. The focus groups are scheduled between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on March 10 and 11 and between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on March 12.
The CHIME Foundation team has developed detailed educational tools and best practices that assist focus group presenters in preparing engaging, interesting focus groups. Through webinars, online resources and one-on-one discussions, they are giving guidance on ways to maximize the focus group experience for both attendees and the firms. The goal is to design focus groups that allow members to share their insights and advice as informed customers; they are not meant to be sales pitches. Overall, CHIME members find the 90-minute sessions to be informative and an opportunity to learn from and network with colleagues.
Those who attend all 13 focus groups will receive honorariums totaling $2,300. The honorarium amounts are tiered, increasing with participation. See the chart at the end for amounts. We encourage members to share their full availability, before focus groups fill up. Other focus groups may be added as Foundation firms finalize their programs, too.
If you have questions, feel free to call 734-665-0000 or email [email protected].
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