CHIME and Digital Health Canada Launch Chapter in Canada

PHOENIX, AZ, Nov. 5, 2019 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and Digital Health Canada announced today that they have launched an international chapter in Canada. The announcement was made today at the CHIME Fall CIO Forum in Phoenix. Canada’s Health Informatics Executive Forum (CHIEF) will operate the chapter.

“This is a great opportunity to collaborate with our friends in Canada to transform care throughout North America,” said Russell Branzell, president and CEO of CHIME. “By sharing best practices and resources, we will be able to truly advance health and care in our communities and around the world.”

“We look forward to expanding our digital network and giving members in CHIEF greater access to CHIME’s educational programs, certifications, networking and more,” said Mark Casselman, CEO of Digital Health Canada. “We are thrilled to be able to take our long-time friendship to the next level with this partnership.”

CHIME is a membership-based organization serving more than 2,900 chief information officers and senior healthcare executives in 56 countries. CHIME offers online and in-person educational and networking opportunities as well as accreditation through a domestic and international CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) program.

CHIEF brings together more than 150 CIOs and senior healthcare leaders from healthcare delivery, government, and private sector organizations across Canada. CHIEF leaders exchange best practices and share their expertise with government and system stakeholders in setting the agenda for the effective use of digital to improve health and healthcare in Canada.

CHIME now has 10 international chapters. This year, CHIME established chapters in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the UK after launching a chapter in India in 2017. In addition, CHIME has signed letters of intent for partnerships with organizations in Ireland and Israel.


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 healthcare IT leaders. With more than 2,900 members in 56 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners 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 care in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit

About Digital Health Canada

Digital Health Canada connects, inspires, and educates the digital health professionals creating the future of health in Canada. Our 2500+ members are a diverse community of accomplished, influential professionals working to make a difference in advancing healthcare through information technology. Digital Health Canada fosters network growth and connection; brings together ideas from multiple segments for incubation and advocacy; supports members through professional development at the individual and organizational level; and advocates for the Canadian digital health industry. Digital Health Canada is also the home of Canada’s Health Informatics Executive Forum (CHIEF), serving more than 150 CIOs and senior leaders from healthcare delivery, government, and private sector organizations across Canada.

Candace Stuart
Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME

Eileen McPhee
Communications Manager, Digital Health Canada