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CHIME, HIMSS Partner on International Programs

November 23, 2016
by Heather Landi
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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME) announced an agreement to jointly partner on all programs and professional communities outside of North America.

Through HIMSS-CHIME International, the two healthcare information technology’s (HIT) non-profit organizations will work collaboratively and strategically to transform healthcare across the globe.

HIMSS-CHIME International will offer HIT executive boot camps, leadership academies, certifications and events. Professional credentials will include the CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) and the HIMSS Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS). The new partnership reflects a growing recognition that health IT leaders are seeking opportunities to grow their careers, and are eager to share best practices as they strive to improve patient care around the world, according to a joint press release.

Since 2006, HIMSS has extended its global reach through the growth of its membership, events, media and analytics through the establishment of offices in the UK, Germany and Singapore.

“The establishment of HIMSS-CHIME International demonstrates an absolute commitment by both organizations to engage HIT executives on an unparalleled scale,” H. Stephen Lieber, president and CEO of HIMSS, said in a statement. “CHIME’s healthcare executive content perfectly complements the events, communities, analytics and content offerings of HIMSS.”

Russell Branzell, president and CEO of CHIME, said, “The establishment of HIMSS-CHIME International stems from our already successful Healthcare CIO Boot Camps and Executive Leadership Academies that we partnered with HIMSS to produce, beginning in 2015. We look forward to reaching a significantly larger audience by working jointly with HIMSS and our international volunteer ambassadors.”

HIMSS-CHIME International was formally unveiled at the HIMSS World of Health IT event in Barcelona this past week.

 

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