Last month, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives celebrated its 20th Fall CIO Forum "back home" where the first one was held, the Coachella Valley in the Southern California desert.
One major bit of post-convention news for CHIME was that there will be a change at the top. Perennially cheerful CHIME President and CEO Rich Correll is to become the new chief operating officer of the 1,400-member organization once the search for a new president and CEO is completed—expected by March.
Correll has headed the organization since its founding. "CEO" was added to "president" in his title in 2005. I've had the good fortune to have attended the past two CHIME fall events, which is the larger of its two semi-annual gatherings, and from personal experience I know Rich and his crew put on a solid, tightly run show with the right balance of social and educational programs. He'll continue heading the day-to-day operations of the organization going forward.
I had a chance to talk this week with Drexel DeFord, board chairman of CHIME this year and CIO of the multihospital Steward Health Care System, Boston.
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