June 19, 2017
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Congratulations, Kyle Hansen!

Kyle Hansen Awarded CHCHIO Certification 
Certified Healthcare CIO Title Recognizes Dedication to Education 

Riverside Healthcare is pleased to announce that Kyle Hansen, Director of Information Services, recently became a 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 300 healthcare CIOs have earned the designation. 

“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. 

Congraulations on this remarkable acheivement, Kyle!