Press Release: March 01, 2010

HP Supports IT Innovation with CHIME Scholarships for Future Health Care IT Leaders

ATLANTA -- HP and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) today announced they are accepting applications for a newly created scholarship that funds continuing education programs for future health care IT leaders.

The HP Innovation in Healthcare Scholarship covers tuition and travel fees for 10 recipients to attend the CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp. The camp is an intensive two-and-a-half day program that combines presentations, small-group discussions, case studies and interactive problem solving to teach participants the real-world skills necessary to become an effective health care chief information officer.

“With this new scholarship, HP is helping CHIME add to its already impressive arsenal of resources that help build a strong foundation for the next generation of health care IT leaders,” said Roger Browning, manager, Enterprise Marketing, Personal Systems Group, HP.

The scholarship is open to individuals who want to drive innovation in health care, express a sincere interest in developing or enhancing a career as a health care IT leader, and are current CHIME members or report to a current CHIME member at the time of application and program attendance.

Completing the CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp earns attendees continuing education units that can be applied toward the Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) certification program, which gives CIOs the chance to position themselves as leaders within the industry. CHCIO is one of the many professional development tools – such as hosting continuing education and networking sessions – that CHIME offers its members.

“The industry is changing, and a successful CIO needs to be able to adapt,” said Rich Correll, president and chief executive officer, CHIME. “With HP’s contributions, we’re better equipped to provide our members with resources to make them valuable health care IT leaders through all stages of their careers.”

In addition to providing a resume, candidates apply by submitting an essay that outlines their goals as a future health care IT leader and suggestions for innovative uses of technology to improve patient care. A letter of recommendation from an immediate supervisor advocating the applicant’s participation in the CHIME CIO Boot Camp also is required.

Executives from HP and CHIME will formally announce the scholarship program at the CHIME CIO Forum taking place on Feb. 28 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

More information about the HP Innovation in Healthcare Scholarship is available at


The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,400 CIO members and over 70 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

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