Head of IT at Atlantic General Hospital Achieves College of Healthcare Information Management Executives Credentialing
Murray Oltman, chief information officer (CIO) of Atlantic General Hospital
has been credentialed as a certified healthcare chief information officer
(CHCIO) by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
(CHIME). CHIME’s focus is on developing and recognizing healthcare
information technology leadership roles.
“We believe CHCIO status is now the standard that organizations
must use when determining who leads healthcare IT projects and initiatives,”
said Tim Stettheimer, Ph.D., chair of CHIME’s certification committee
and CHIME Board of Trustees. “Becoming a certified healthcare CIO
is not easy, but it’s important that we keep the bar high so this
credential represents the best of the best.”
CHCIO status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional
development for healthcare CIOs. The certification program is the only
credentialing program that distinguishes healthcare IT executives from
others in the industry.
“I’m especially pleased with achieving this recognition,”
said Oltman. “Healthcare IT is an amazingly complex environment.
CIOs must understand federal and state regulatory compliance issues and
have a thorough knowledge of the clinical setting, project management,
human resources, patient rights, finances, privacy laws and public policy.
Although my focus may be the integration of IT-enabled technologies within
the healthcare setting, I share the same goal of everyone at Atlantic
General – to continually improve the patient care provided to our
Oltman is one of fewer than 75 healthcare CIOs within the United States
to hold the CHCIO designation. He has 30 years of information systems
experience with 15 years in healthcare. He is an Eastern Shore native
and the founder of Wavelength Information Services, a local outsourcing
and systems integrations firm.