Non-profit health IT organisations extend partnership

HIMSS, CHIME
“CHIME’s healthcare executive content perfectly complements the events, communities, analytics and content offerings of HIMSS,” said Steve Lieber, President and CEO of HIMSS

Speaking today at the Executive Leadership Summit, HIMSS UK’s Director of Strategy, Jane Dwelly, revealed the news in a keynote speech

[London, UK] Two leading health IT non-profit organisations have announced today at the BMA House in London an international partnership meant to support and drive innovation across the system on a global level.

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME) have therefore agreed to extend their partnership outside of North America and are now expected to offer executive boot camps, professionals credentials such as the CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) and the HIMSS Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS), while also organising events in the UK and other regions.

“CHIME’s healthcare executive content perfectly complements the events, communities, analytics and content offerings of HIMSS,” said Steve Lieber, President and CEO of HIMSS.

Utilising ‘differences’ to improve patient care through IT

Kicking off the HIMSS UK Executive Leadership Summit along with Jane Dwelly, HIMSS UK Director of Strategy, Lieber revealed the two organisations have worked closely together for the past 25 years in the United States on ‘collaborative educational programmes’ and other initiatives to deliver better health and care outcomes ‘through IT’.

While HIMSS looks at the implementation and use of technology in health and care, focusing on how systems are ‘selected, adopted, implemented and used’ at an operational level, CHIME concentrates on improving patient care through IT from an executive standpoint.

Russ Branzell, also present at today’s event, described the collaboration as a ‘great opportunity’ to solve main challenges found in the ‘perfect storm’ that the healthcare IT landscape is currently experiencing.