November 27, 2019 8:45 am
Magnolia Regional Health Center (MRHC) is pleased to announce that Brian Davis, Chief Information Officer, recently became a CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO.
Launched in 2008 by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the CHCIO program is the only certification designed exclusively for leaders in health information technology. It represents one of the highest professional achievements in the industry. Currently, more than 500 healthcare CIOs in 23 countries have earned the designation.
“It is a tremendous honor to be affiliated with the CHIME CHCIO program and the shared commitment to healthcare improvement that make up its professional membership,” said Davis. “I am excited to continue to utilize the acquired skills and knowledge I receive from this program to better serve our staff and patients at MRHC.”
“Healthcare is undergoing a massive transformation,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell Branzell, CHCIO. “We are shifting to a value-based environment, improving coordination across the continuum and striving to reduce costs. Health IT is critical to achieving these goals. The CHCIO designation is a recognition that a CIO has the skills necessary to be a strategic leader in the organization.”
To achieve CHCIO status, candidates must have at least three years of experience in the position, participate in programs and events that continue their education as an IT leader and pass a rigorous examination. These qualifications ensure that the CIO is truly dedicated to ongoing education, an important characteristic in an industry where patients pay the price for becoming stagnant.
Davis has worked in healthcare information technology for 12 years, serving multiple healthcare organizations during his tenure. During that time, he has witnessed a transformation of technology in healthcare.
“Information technology has gradually morphed into a business partner for healthcare organizations, with healthcare technology changing drastically over the past decade. We are at the precipice of revolutionary change powered by innovative technologies for healthcare. I am truly fortunate to work with an organization that values technology and the role it plays in improving the health of the communities that we serve. Investing in the skills and knowledge needed to navigate these changes to meet strategic business goals and objectives is essential to ensuring our mission and vision as a healthcare organization.”
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information offices (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With nearly 2,800 members in 50 countries and over 150 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.
This post was written by Magnolia Regional Health Center