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CHIME seeks ‘ambassador to healthcare industry’


The College of Health- care Information Manage-

ment Executives (CHIME) is on the hunt to find an expe- rienced healthcare CIO to act as its high-visibility health information technology “ambassador” to the world. The position title is president and chief executive officer for CHIME, the CHIME Foundation and the CHIME Educa- tion Foundation. Duties in- clude speaking, writing and attending major functions to “elevate CHIME’s position as a leading association in

the national transformation of HIT.” Rich Correll, the organization’s current president and

CEO, will work in concert with the new recruit in the role of chief operating officer. CHIME is aiming to introduce its new president and CEO during the CHIME/HIMSS CIO Forum in March.


IHI’s 24th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, Dec. 9-12, Orlando, will gather nearly 6,000 professionals to address pressing issues such as reducing avoid- able rehospitalizations, creating high-reliability organizations and implementing accountable care organizations (ACOs).

JANUARY The World Congress Telehealth Executive Summit, Jan. 28-29,

San Diego, will feature insightful discussions on virtual care models across a variety of specialties, including diabetes management, tele-ICUs, ocular, pediatrics and telemental health in the era of accountable care. FEBRUARY

10th Annual Medicare Congress, Feb. 11-13, Phoenix, brings together executives from the nation’s leading health plans to ex- change best practices and develop long-term strategies. MARCH

HIMSS13 Annual Conference & Exhibition, March 3-7, New

Orleans, brings together the latest in technologies, patient safety and quality, regulatory compliance, business best practices and personal growth all in one location. Don’t miss the new Knowledge Centers, Social Media Center and HIMSS Interoperability Showcase. Former President Bill Clinton speaks March 6. HEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY December 2012 5

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