The Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Applications (AEHIA) was launched in 2014 in order to provide an education and networking platform to healthcare’s senior IT applications leaders.

AEHIA is an education and networking community designed to support and promote the professional needs of healthcare’s senior IT application leaders.

AEHIA was formed by CHIME members and their direct reports to help support the next level of healthcare leaders, and is the premier professional membership organization for chief information officers (CIOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. CHIME leadership heeded a message of concern from members that there was a distinct lack of education and resources geared towards healthcare applications executives; AEHIA was designed to address that unmet need in the industry.


Advancing the role of the Chief Applications Officer (CAO) through education, collaboration, and advocacy in support of the applications that improve healthcare delivery and efficiency.


Shaping the transformation of healthcare through the architecture and governance of innovative applications.


AEHIA is focused on advancing the role of senior IT application leaders through education, collaboration, and advocacy.

AEHIA is a community where senior IT application leaders identify challenges, share experiences, and foster knowledge, solutions, and best-practices for the delivery and support of healthcare applications.

AEHIA provides the following collaborative tools: interact listserve, educational webinars, on-line focus groups, and the Fall Summit annual conference.