The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which historically has represented chief information officers, is expanding to also represent chief technology officers and chief application officers.
CHIME started its expansion in August by launching a new trade group--the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS)--targeting chief security officers, chief information security officers and other professionals with similar roles, such as HIPAA officers.
Now, the organization is launching the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Technology (AEHIT) for CTOs and the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Applications (AEHIA) for CAOs.
CHIME leaders believe the new associations will strengthen CSO, CTO and CAO roles. Randy McCleese, CHIME board chair, says CIOs increasingly are relying on these other leaders as the industry faces rapid and unprecedented changes in technology, and more collaboration among the various disciplines is needed.
CTOs and CAOs applying for membership before the end of 2014 will receive a one-year complementary membership and be recognized as founding members. The same perks are available to CSOs joining that new association.
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