CHIME has announced that 21 of its members and one CHIME Affiliate program participant have earned the Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) and CHCIO-Eligible designation.
The CHCIO designation represents achievement of one of the highest standards of professional development for healthcare CIOs. “This certification program has experienced strong growth in the past year, as its correlation to professional development continues to be recognized in the industry,” said CHIME Board member and Certification Committee Chair Gary Barnes, CIO at Medical Center Health System.
Since the program’s launch in 2009, a total of 161 CHIME members and CHIME Affiliate program participants have now been credentialed as CHCIO and CHCIO-Eligible.
CHIME members who have been in a CIO or equivalent position for at least three years, pass the 125-question CHCIO examination, and collect 25 Continuing Education Units are eligible to become certified. CHCIOs must be committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.
Additionally, CHIME is dedicated to the development of future industry leaders with designations such as CHCIO-Eligible, which is awarded to those candidates who meet all of the program requirements but lack the requisite number of years of experience as a CIO. For more information about the CHCIO Program, including future exam dates, visit the CHIME website.
CHIME would like to recognize the following individuals:
- Larry Allen, CHCIO, Director of Information Technology, Community Health Centers Alliance
- Cara A. Babachicos, CHCIO, CIO, Community Hospitals and Non-Acute Sites, Partners Healthcare System
- Ryan D. Ball, CHCIO, Vice President of Clinical Applications, Baylor Health Care System
- John Campbell, CHCIO, CIO, Partners Continuing Care Rehabilitation Services
- Mark A. Caron, CHCIO, FACHE, CIO, OptumHealth – Care System Delivery
- Charles E. Christian, FCHIME, FHIMSS, CHCIO, Vice President and CIO, Good Samaritan Hospital
- Sonya M. Christian, MBA, CPHIMS, CHCIO, CIO, West Georgia Health System
- Thomas D. East, PhD, CHCIO, Director of Clinical and Research Informatics-Primary Care Northshore University HealthSystem
- Kenneth N. Giles, CHCIO, Associate CIO, Essentia Health, Fargo South University Clinic
- Andrew R. Goodwin, CHCIO, Vice President and CIO, Georgia Hospital Association
- Michael Hsu, CHCIO-Eligible, Senior Director PMO, MetroHealth
- Ralph Johnson, CHCIO, CIO, Franklin Community Health Network
- Michael T. Keeley, CHCIO, CIO, 55th Medical Group, Ehrling Bergquist Clinic, USAF
- Richard B.L. Ong, CHCIO, Vice President and CIO, Saint Vincent Health System
- Godfrey O. Ovwigho, PhD, CHCIO, Vice President and CIO for Information Technology, The University of Toledo
- Timothy James Pugsley, CHCIO, IT Manager, Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital
- Roby Randall, CHCIO, CIO, Evans Army Community Hospital
- Robert J. Rhodes, CHCIO, CIO, Houston Healthcare
- William A. Spooner, CHCIO, Senior Vice President and CIO, Sharp HealthCare