The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) recently named Randy McCleese, CHCIO, to their Board of Trustees. McCleese, a native of Vanceburg, is St. Claire Regional's Vice President of Information Services and CIO. He has more than 24 years of information systems management experience with 16 years in healthcare.
"I am honored to be elected and look forward to working with CHIME members as the healthcare industry undergoes its most dramatic changes," said McCleese. "CHIME is in the unique position to be leading healthcare information technology as reliance upon HIT becomes more important. I want to thank CHIME members for allowing me the opportunity to serve on the Board."
McCleese was also recently appointed as Chair of CHIME StateNet. In his duties as Chair, McCleese will oversee StateNet's recent organizational overhaul as the group seeks to expand its 50-State (and the District of Columbia) network of health IT stakeholders. StateNet's Mission is to foster statewide coalitions charged with advancing and standardizing the adoption of health information technology and health information exchange.
McCleese has been a committed member of CHIME since 1998. He has served on numerous working groups within the organization including the CHIME Membership Committee, Fall and Spring Forum Planning Committees, and CHIME Education Foundation Fundraising Committee.
McCleese, an active member of CHIME's Advocacy Leadership Team, is also heavily involved with the CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) Program. He serves as a participant in the item writing process, the passing point panel, item and scenario review group, and most recently the CHCIO Governing Board. He is a Certified Healthcare CIO and is the recipient of the 2009 inaugural CHIME State Advocacy Award.