September 4-6, 2019 | Event Registration Open to AEHIT Foundation!


    Invest in your career and strengthen your business relationships.

    The CHIME Partner Education Summit (CPES) provides CHIME Foundation and AEHIT Foundation firms with a unique educational opportunity to learn about IT strategies and partnership values directly from prominent CHIME CIOs and Healthcare IT Executives. The education will include dialogue on the compelling challenges healthcare IT executives face in their daily roles as well as recommendations on how to address their needs associated with the continual transformation of healthcare IT.

    New Features for 2019:
    • Breakout tracks for leaders and executives in sales, marketing and customer success roles
    • TEDx style presentations with the theme, “The Evolving Healthcare Landscape”
    • Breakouts on technical proficiency, hospital/healthcare expertise, and relationship building
    • And much more!

    At CHIME Foundation’s 4th annual CPES event, leading provider CIOs will take Foundation firms on a deep dive into the world of delivery system transformation and what they need to be successful.  It is an excellent venue for bringing together sales and marketing teams to learn directly from their target customers – how to build and maintain long term strategic partnerships in the world of health IT.

    Over 175 CHIME Foundation representatives attended last year’s event – representing 51 Foundation partner organizations.

    Attendees are eligible to earn up to earn up to 15 CEUs.


    What is the CHIME Partner Education Summit?
    The CHIME Partner Education Summit (CPES) is an exciting program creative by CHIME and newly available to AEHIT Foundation firm representatives. The objective of CPES is to provide educational and professional development opportunities for Foundation representatives in support of CHIME’s mission: Exceptional Leaders Transforming Healthcare.
    cpes webinar View our webinar for
    an overview of the program.

    Why should I attend?
    At CHIME Foundation’s annual CPES event, leading provider CIOs will take Foundation firms on a deep dive into the world of delivery system transformation and what they need to be successful.  This is an education event targeted directly for Foundation representatives taught by a faculty of prominent CIOs.  It is an excellent venue for bringing together sales and marketing teams to learn directly from their target customers – how to build and maintain long term strategic partnerships in the world of health IT. It’s time to be recognized as a trusted partner, and not just another vendor!

    When is the event, where is it and how long will it last?
    CPES 2019 will take place September 4-6, at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel. 

    How much does it cost?
    $995 per person, but a special Early Bird price of $795 runs through mid-August. There are group discounts available for those sending 5-9 team members (10% discount) or 10+ team members (15% discount). Email the Foundation for your team’s code.

    Where can I register?
    Registration is open and you can register here.

    Is there a limit on the number of registrations our company can use?
    There is no registration limit per Foundation firm. Anyone from a CHIME Foundation or AEHIS/AEHIT/AEHIA firm with a vested interest in learning directly from the healthcare IT leaders of CHIME is encouraged to attend.

    Who is presenting and what will the conference cover?
    Educational sessions will be presented by healthcare IT leaders – members (CIOs and CMIOs) of CHIME. Educational sessions are designed specifically for Foundation firms. Topics covered during prior CPES events include:

    • Public Policy Impacts & Regulatory Updates
    • The C-Suite Dynamic
    • ‘Ask the CIOs’ Panel
    • Understanding the Buying Cycle, Platform Selection & Purchasing Processes
    • Establishing & Maintaining Long-Term Strategic Partnerships

    What is the format?
    CPES19 will be a blended format of panel discussions, roundtables, general session speakers, as well as receptions.

    Is there a conference dress code?
    It is recommended that you dress business casual for CPES.

    Can I earn educational credits that will count towards my CFCHE (CHIME Foundation Certified Healthcare Executive) certification?
    Yes, by attending CPES19, you can earn CEUs towards your CFCHE certification. For those not yet CFCHE certified, exam opportunities will be available at CPES19. The CFCHE designation serves to recognize those who understand the various responsibilities and strategic vision of a healthcare leader, and who can successfully evaluate and implement strategies to produce the best results for their organization and business partners. LEARN MORE

    Why should I go to CPES when I was already planning on going to the AEHIT Fall Summit?
    CPES is designed from the ground up specifically for you and your team. While the Fall Summit is the perfect avenue for you to reach and network with AEHIT provider members (CISOs, etc)- CPES is the perfect opportunity to prepare and strengthen your skills to better serve those provider members.


    Loews Chicago O’Hare
    5300 North River Road
    Rosemont, IL  60018
    Telephone:  847-544-5300

    RESERVATIONS:  You may book on-line or call 1-773-380-9600. Be sure to mention that you are with the CHIME Partner Education Summit (CPES19).

    The reservation cut-off is August 5th. A one-night room and tax deposit is required to hold the reservation. Reservations received after the cut-off will be on a rate and space-available basis only. Make your reservations EARLY!

    ROOM RATE: A block of rooms has been reserved for CHIME members at the special rate of $169.00 per night for single/double occupancy. Additional Charges include current room tax of 14%

    Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

    CANCELLATION POLICY: Should you need to cancel your reservation, you must do so no later than 24-hours prior to the date of your arrival to receive a full refund of your deposit.

    LOCATION: The resort is located approximately 2 miles from the Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD).

    Transportation:  The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to and from the terminals.

    Visit the Loews Hotel website for more transportation details and options.


    The early bird registration fee for CPES19 is $795.00. The registration fee includes all program materials as well as breakfasts, lunches, and receptions.

    Registration will increase to the standard rate of $995.00 on August 19, 2019. Reserve your spot now!

    All funds must be in US dollars. Checks should be made payable to the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and mailed to 710 Avis Drive, Suite 200, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.

    There are group discounts available for those sending 5-9 team members (10% discount) or 10+ team members (15% discount). Please contact the Foundation team at [email protected] to secure your firm’s discount code.

    Cancellation Policy:  Due to the limited capacity of this program, no refunds will be made for cancellations received on or after August 19, 2019.

    Please note: Attendance is not transferable to another offering of the program.


    Day 1 Topic Audience
    1:30 Depart for Site Visit Sales, Marketing & Customer Success reps
    (new to HC industry)
    2:30-3:15pm Site Visit – Day in the life
    3:30pm – 4:30pm Healthcare 101
    Healthcare Landscape, Healthcare Segmentation; how it’s changing (e.g. Mergers/acq), Current Challenges and Opportunities
    7pm Welcome Reception  
    Day 2 Topic Audience
    8am Breakfast  
    9:00- Opening Remarks ALL
    9:15am-10:00am Opening Keynote: The New Technology Fabric of Healthcare ALL
    10:00am- 10:30 Break  
    10:30- 11:30am Selling in Today’s Healthcare Environment; Who, What and How Sales Executives and Managers
    10:30- 11:30am Marketing in Today’s Healthcare Environment; How to Influence in Today’s SPAM World Marketing Executives and Managers
    10:30- 11:30am Customer Success in Today’s Healthcare Environment; Who to Target and How to Measure Success Customer Success/Relationship Executives& Managers
    11:30-12:45pm Lunch  
    1:00- 1:45pm Keynote Session: View of Healthcare IT and Clinical Organizations: Spotlight on Decision-Making Authority ALL
    2:00-3:00pm Hospital and Healthcare Expertise (CFCHE Domain 5) ALL
    2:00-3:00pm Relationship Building and Collaboration (CFCHE Domain 6) ALL
    2:00-3:00pm Technical Proficiency (CFCHE Domain 2) ALL
    3:00-5:00pm Sales Executives and Managers
    3:00-5:00pm Marketing Executives and Managers
    3:00-5:00pm Customer Success/Relationship Executives& Managers
    6pm Reception and Networking on Site  
    Day 3 Topic Audience
    8am Breakfast ALL
    9am Opening Remarks: Chair, Board, Russ ALL
    9:30-9:45 (topic)
    9:45-10:00 (topic)
    10:00-10:15 (topic)
    10:15-10:30 (summary)
    Closing Keynote: Evolving Healthcare Landscape

    ·         The shift to value based care; meaning for sales/risk based contracts

    ·         The Shift to the Cloud and what it means for business associates

    ·         Public Policy, New relevant legislation & how to stay update to date

    10:30am Closing CHIME Foundation Update-
    Best practices from existing Foundation firms
    11 – 3pm Take the exam  

  • CPES19 Faculty

    Michael Archuleta, MBA, CIO, Mt. San Rafael Hospital
    About Michael

    Cara Babachicos, Senior VP and CIO, South Shore Health
    About Cara

    Erik Bermudez, Emerging Healthcare Markets & Technologies, KLAS Research
    About Erik

    Aaron W. Brooks, CIO at HolmstromKennedyPC
    About Aaron

    Cyndi Vely Cahill, SVP Atos Digital Health Consulting
    About Cyndi

    David Chou, CHCIO, Chief Information & Digital Officer

    Steve Eckert, Senior Partner at ResourcingHQ
    About Steve

    Carina Edwards, CEO at Quil
    About Carina

    Spencer Hamons, CHCIO, CFCHE, FACHE  Executive Architect at NetApp
    About Spencer

    Craig Joseph, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Avaap
    About Craig

    About Randy

    Jennifer Ramstrom, VP, CHIME Foundation & CHIME Tech

    Craig Richardville, MBA, CIO at SCL Health
    About Craig

    Sarah Richardson, MBA, CHCIO, CPC, FCHIME, Healthcare and Technology Senior Executive
    About Sarah

    Tressa Springmann, Chief Information Officer, Lifebridge Health
    About Tressa

    Denise Webb, Independent Health IT Strategic Consultant, former CIO at Marshfield Clinic Health System
    About Denise



    “CPES was an INVALUABLE experience for me and for my team members who attended because it gave us the opportunity to get real time info and opinions on the industry from CIO’s in the trenches.  The time spent in Chicago was well worth it!  

    Cyndi Cahill, Senior Vice President at Atos Healthcare



    Other Foundation firm attendees shared positive reviews:

    “Good to hear real world problems and approaches.”   

    “Excellent speakers. Extremely helpful to better understand the mission.”   

    “We are very much looking forward to the third year of CPES, as each time we gain insights into the industry from key healthcare executives.”

    “Great event, best I have attended so far. A lot more people from my company should attend next time around.”



Please contact [email protected] with any questions about the CHIME Partner Education Summit.