CHIMA is pleased to provide another update about the CHIMA Chapter Model being launched in time for the 2016-17 membership year.
As a profession, our time is now. The CHIMA Chapter model is a progressive structure that will enable us to be consistent and unified; to continue to evolve and advance the profession; and to better serve and support the needs of all members. CHIMA has a responsibility to do what’s in the best interests of its members and to ensure the profession advances with the industry. CHIMA is creating a national professional association structure that promotes, supports, and focuses on all members and their needs at local, provincial, regional and national levels.
The CHIMA Chapter Model structure will be very similar to the CCHL (Canadian College of Health Leaders) structure and will ensure that all CHIMA members are members of their geographic (provincial/territory) chapter. This will be a significant and positive change for all members. New service offerings and benefits will be best achieved with the introduction and adoption of a new and improved CHIMA chapter structure that is unified, integrated and progressive. Some of the benefits include:
In June of this year, all Chapters and their members voted for the Chapter Model. We realize this is a major change for the association and we are continuing to work out all of the details. We are committed to keeping all of our members informed as we move through this exciting time of change.