Certified Healthcare CIO – CHCIO

By on November 26, 2012

Said to be the first professional certification expressly for healthcare CIOs and IT executives, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) CHCIO designation is “more leadership/executive than technical,” according to CHIME education director Suzy Marzano.

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based CHIME turned to healthcare CIOs to develop the exam, which focuses on 13 core tasks, most of which are heavy on leadership. “The exam is trying to get at your analytical skills and your ability to understand complex situations, such as how to respond to a data breach,” Marzano explains.



Eligibility is limited to CHIME members with at least a bachelor’s degree and who have been a healthcare CIO or equivalent for a minimum of three years. There is also a requirement to complete at least 25 units of continuing education within 12 months of passing the test, then 45 more units every three years. At least half the credits must come from CHIME programs.


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About dkorolyk

I've been involved in Healthcare IT and PACS since Y2k. Over the years I've been fortunate enough to be involved in a lot of interesting an diverse projects. My experience also includes numerous HL7/EMR integration projects as well as many hardware and software platforms. My three main areas of expertise include technical integration aspects of radiology, oncology and laboratory diagnostics.

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