Forty-six years of work straight out of college without a break is enough, says Richard Correll, as he gets ready to retire on June 30 from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which represents information technology leaders.

Having started his health IT career in 1973 working under John E. Gall, Jr., at El Camino Hospital in California to build the first hospitalwide IT system, serving as corporate director of management systems at Harper-Grace Hospitals in Detroit, working with others in the 1980s to elevate the stature of HIMSS and then later one of the co-founders and CEO of CHIME to increase the influence of CIOs, Correll now wants to do more of the volunteer services that he already supports, such as visiting patients in a nursing home and Meals on Wheels.

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