CHIME has elected Cletis Earle, Theresa Meadows, RN, and Donna Roach to its board of trustees.
Earle is CIO at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh, NY. Since joining CHIME in 2006, he has been active in both regional and national activities. In addition to serving as co-chair for StateNet, Earle is involved in CHIME’s professional development and education efforts, serving as a LEAD Forum speaker and on the planning committee for the annual Fall CIO Forum.
“As the CIO role continues to evolve, it is extremely important to advance best practices, all the while remaining dynamic in an ever changing industry,” said Earle. “CHIME helps keep me sane. We are able to learn from one another and make sure that we share best practices. CHIME is absolutely the best sharing experience once can have in a professional association.”
Meadows, who is senior VP and CIO at Cook Children’s Health Care System, served on the planning committee for the Fall CIO Forum in 2014 and 2015 and the Certified Health CIO (CHCIO) item review panel, and has been a member of the CHIME Professional Development Committee. Meadows says she is able to leverage her prior experience as a registered nurse to understand firsthand how technology can make a difference in a patient’s life.
“As we broaden our view of healthcare outside of the hospital walls, I want to be actively involved in the shift from inpatient care to care transitions and population health,” said Meadows. “CHIME is uniquely positioned to lead the development of senior executives through this transition and their increased partnerships with other parts of the C-suite.”
Roach is CIO at Via Christi Health-Ascension Information Services in Wichita, KS. She has been instrumental in the development and growth of the CHCIO program since its inception in 2009, currently sitting on the CHCIO advisory panel and acting as a test reviewer. Roach has also been active in planning CHIME’s Fall and Spring CIO Forums, serving as co-chair for the 2015 events.
“With everything that is going on in the industry, there is so much to draw our attention away from professional development,” says Roach. “The board is well positioned not only keep us focused on development, but to enhance programs and services to our members, especially as we focus on the qualities that make up the CIO 3.0.”
CHIME also announced the election of Zane Burke, president, Cerner Corp., to the CHIME Foundation board of directors.
CHIME’s newly elected board members will begin their three-year terms January 1, 2016. Foundation members serve four-year terms.
In addition, the current CHIME board of trustees elected officers for the 2017 board: Liz Johnson, CIO, acute care hospitals and applied clinical informatics, Tenet Healthcare, chair; Albert Oriel, CIO, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, treasurer; and Myra Davis, senior VP and CIO, Texas Children’s Hospital, secretary.
The CHIME board also selected Jan-Eric Slot, CIO, Bernhoven Hospital, Cologne, Germany, to serve on the board in an advisor role representing CHIME international members.