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McCulloch named to health informatics board

Nov. 1, 2012, 9:46 AM

George McCulloch, deputy chief information officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named to the board of trustees of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

George McCulloch

He has been an active member since joining the organization in 2005, serving on the CHIME Membership and CIO Forum Planning Committees. He is heavily involved with the CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) Program, serving as a participant in the item writing process, and most recently the CHCIO Governing Board.

CHCIO status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development and is the only credentialing program that distinguishes health care IT executives from others in the industry. McCulloch, with more than 25 years’ experience in health care, was among the program’s founding fathers, dedicating more than 1,000 volunteer hours to help develop and create the CHCIO Program. He also played a vital role in the creation of the program’s comprehensive examination.

“This is an especially exciting and challenging time for our industry and our profession,” McCulloch said. “I’m eager and energized to represent the diverse CHIME membership and work with other leaders to find solutions that will help us deliver the kind of health care that Americans deserve and can afford.”

McCulloch will start his three-year term on Jan. 1, 2013.

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