Age Well’s Dussault awarded CHCIO certification

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Mon, 12/18/2017 - 1:58pm -- Denise Sortor

Age Well is pleased to announce that Chris Dussault, Chief Innovation 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. There are approximately 400 healthcare CIOs in 26 countries that 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.”

"Chris Dussault is at the center of every innovation Age Well is implementing to redefine aging services,” observed CEO John Michael Hall. “CHIME’s recognition of Chris as one of the elite CIOs in the country reflects his unique understanding of the essential intersection between social determinants, community-based supports and the healthcare system. "To achieve CHCIO status, candidates must have at least three years of experience in the position, complete twenty-five qualifying continuing education units and pass a rigorous examination. These qualifications ensure that the CIO is truly dedicated to ongoing education.

About CHIME

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 2,500 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.

About Age Well

Age Well is a nonprofit organization that serves the aging population of Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties and is the largest Meals on Wheels provider in Vermont. Our mission is to provide the support and guidance that inspires our community to embrace aging with confidence. Since 1974, Age Well has delivered over 10 million meals, provided nutrition and care coordination services to over 50,000 people, and responded to over 250,000 calls through our senior helpline. For more information, please visit www.agewellvt.org.  Confident aging starts here.