Optimum Healthcare IT Wins CHIME Foundation Partner of the Year Award
ANN ARBOR, MI, Nov. 15, 2021 – With a deepening IT talent shortage making national news, the healthcare industry needs the work of organizations that bring both vision and action to fill the talent pipeline. Optimum Healthcare IT has exemplified such future-oriented leadership by collaborating with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) to cultivate talent and bring it into the healthcare IT workforce. For this crucial work as well as for support of other educational efforts, thought leadership events, and charitable initiatives, CHIME has named Optimum Healthcare IT as winner of the 2021 Foundation Partner Award.
The award recognizes a CHIME Foundation firm that has demonstrated exceptional dedication and support and made outstanding contributions to the healthcare IT industry, CHIME, the CHIME Foundation and other CHIME organizations.
CHIME University, in close collaboration with Optimum Healthcare IT, is providing healthcare IT training through Optimum CareerPath, a targeted placement program focused on identifying and training high aptitude, early-career employees. These employees are then placed with healthcare organizations to help fill their teams with diverse, high-potential talent.
“We are very pleased to partner with Optimum Healthcare IT, and we congratulate them on this prestigious award,” said CHIME CEO and President Russell Branzell. “Our work together is helping to shape the future of healthcare IT by recruiting and training college graduates with a special focus on women, minorities, and those from underprivileged backgrounds. This kind of work is crucial not only for the future of individuals but for our whole industry.”
“When the concept of Optimum CareerPath was materializing, a partnership with CHIME stood out as the perfect match,” said Jason Jarrett, CEO of Optimum Healthcare IT. “Diversity, equity, and inclusion are imperative to the future of healthcare IT and the long-term growth of the healthcare IT industry as a whole. Both Optimum and CHIME have a mission to better healthcare, and this collaboration is the backbone of the CareerPath Program. As we work to close the skills gap in healthcare IT, we could not ask for a better partner.”
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs), chief innovation officers (CIOs), chief digital officers (CDOs) and other senior digital health leaders. CHIME includes more than 5,000 members in 56 countries and two U.S. territories and partners with over 160 healthcare IT businesses and professional services firms. CHIME and its three associations provide a highly interactive, trusted environment that enables senior industry leaders to collaborate, exchange best practices, address professional development needs and advocate for effective use of information management to improve health and care in their communities. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.
About Optimum Healthcare IT
Optimum Healthcare IT is a Best in KLAS healthcare IT staffing and consulting services firm based in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Working with healthcare providers, payers, software, and life sciences organizations, Optimum provides professional staffing and consulting services that support client’s needs through the continuum of care. Optimum’s comprehensive service offerings include EHR, Technical, Security, ServiceNow®, ERP, and our talent and skill development program, Optimum CareerPath®. Visit optimumhit.com for more information.
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