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LRH Scott Vachon, Director of IT Achieves Professional Certification

April 23, 2015

Littleton, NH - Scott Vachon, Director of Information Technology at Littleton Regional Healthcare, has achieved professional certification from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

Scott Vachon, Director of Information Technology at Littleton Regional Healthcare
Scott Vachon, CIO and Director of Information Technology at LRH

A Certified Healthcare CIO (CHICIO) represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development for healthcare CIOs. Launched by CHIME in July 2009, the certification program is the only credentialing program that distinguishes healthcare IT executives from others in the industry.

To become certified, Vachon, had to pass a rigorous 125-question examination and possess specific professional qualifications, including 25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and at least three years of experience as a CIO or equivalent. Candidates without the three years of experience, but who otherwise meet the qualifications, receive the designation CHCIO-Eligible. In addition to the exam and professional experience, CHCIOs must be committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.

"We congratulate Scott for his commitment to the healthcare CIO profession," said CEO, Warren West. "As a CHCIO, Scott has identified himself as leading professional, giving him an immediate and continuous advantage in the industry. We believe CHCIO status is now the standard that organizations must use when determining who leads healthcare IT projects and initiatives."

The CHCIO Program was developed for CIOs by CIOs, with input from CHIME member volunteers and certification professionals at Castle Worldwide. By definition, a CHCIO demonstrates the commitment, knowledge, and experience required to master the core skills important for successful CIOs and IT executives.

About CHIME

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 140 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 www.chimecentral.org.

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