VP Education, CHIME
Timothy Stettheimer, PhD, is Vice President of Education for the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), a 2,900-plus member professional organization.In this role, Dr. Stettheimer leads all education strategy for members and affiliate associations, as well as international efforts.Educationinitiatives include CHIME's Fall and Spring Forums, CIO Bootcamps, Leadership Academies as well as other summits, workshops and symposia.Dr. Stettheimer has previously served as a healthcare CIO for two decades and has worked with healthcare information technology and healthcare leaders for twenty-five years. He most recently served as the Regional Chief Information Officer (RCIO) for the South and Central Region of Ascension Information Services (AIS), which is made up of seven geographic markets as well as all senior living locations and all medical groups. As RCIO, Dr. Stettheimerwas the regional leader responsible for AIS service delivery and technology visioning. He alsoguided governance models, served on Ascension-level committees,and supported diverse AIS functions such as goal sponsorship, compensation committee efforts, IT general control oversight, infrastructure governance, and AIS Model Community Survey action planning.Prior to his Ascension role, Dr. Stettheimerserved as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for St. Vincent's Health System, Birmingham. In this role, he was responsible for managing the Health Ministry's technology strategy, portfolio,and operations, while serving as the Health Ministry's technology service delivery senior escalation point. He has also served in leadership roles at Adventist Health System and Children's Medical Center of Dallas.Dr. Stettheimerearned a doctorate in information services focused in medical informatics, information theory and design, and information policy and management from the University of North Texas in Denton. He holds a master's degree in applied cognition and neuroscience from the University of Texas in Dallasand a bachelor's degree in psychology from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Dr. Stettheimeris a fellow with boththe American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (FCHIME). He is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), holds the Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) credential, is a certified professional in healthcare information management systems (CPHIMS), and is a member of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He served as a fellow through a National Institute of Health grant during his doctoral studies. Dr. Stettheimer has held faculty positions with the University of North Texas and the University of Alabama atBirminghamand serves on a number of non-profit boards.Dr. Stettheimer has earned the Certified Healthcare CIO distinction from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). He also served as the CHIME 2010 Board Chair, the 2011 CHIME Foundation Board Chair and the 2013-1014 CHIME Education Foundation Board Chair. Dr. Stettheimer and his wife Carol live in Birmingham, AL and are the parents of four children.