Posted August 3, 2015 by admin in Corporate Movement

TEGETHOFF Named VP OF Chime Technolgies, Inc.

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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gretchen Tegethoff, FCHIME, CHCIO as its Vice President of CHIME Technologies, Inc.  The new leadership role will help promote the organization’s for-profit entity created last year to support innovative and robust products and services from the healthcare industry.

“We are extremely pleased to have a seasoned CIO and industry professional of Gretchen’s caliber join CHIME’s senior management team,” said CHIME CEO and President Russell P. Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO.  “Her leadership and experience will be a significant asset in directing the development of CHIME Technologies, Inc. and working with our vendor and service firm partners to help solve healthcare challenges.”

In her new role, Tegethoff will oversee the growth and development of CHIME Technologies’ core business operations and services.   Additionally, she will facilitate the development of new value added services that benefit the CHIME membership and the industry as a whole.

“Gretchen played a major role in laying the groundwork for many of CHIME’s successes, and we are delighted that she has agreed to serve in this new role,” said CHIME Board Chair Charles E. Christian, FCHIME, LCHIME, CHCIO.  “Her talent and expertise will benefit CHIME Technologies greatly in fostering the kinds of advances and cutting-edge technologies that transform patient care quality and delivery.”

Tegethoff comes to CHIME with 15 years of healthcare IT experience, most recently as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Athens Regional Health System in Georgia.  She previously served as Chief Information Officer at The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Tegethoff has been an active member of CHIME since joining the organization in 2007.  Most notably she served as a member of the CHIME Board of Trustees, the CHIME Education Foundation Board, and the Healthcare CIO Boot Camp faculty.  Tegethoff was instrumental in guiding the organization’s public policy efforts and previously served as Vice-Chair of the CHIME Advocacy Leadership Team. She is a Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) and CHIME Fellow.

Tegethoff has been nationally recognized with several industry awards and honors of recognition. In 2013, she was named as one of the “20 Health IT Leaders Who Are Driving Change” by InformationWeek and Becker’s Hospital Review’s “100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know.” In 2011, she was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of twelve national leaders in the publication’s “Up and Comers” report.

Tegethoff earned her Master’s degree in Information Systems Technology from the George Washington University School of Business and her undergraduate degree in Medical Technology from West Virginia University School of Medicine.

“I am eager and honored to accept this new leadership position,” said Tegethoff. “This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to further serve CHIME’s membership and the industry overall.  I look forward to guiding the development of CHIME Technologies, Inc. and it’s innovative offerings.”

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,600 CIO members and over 150 healthcare IT vendors 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 healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit

Stephanie Fraser
Director of Communications


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