Dr. Jordan Tannenbaum Awarded “Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer” Title Designation

January 11, 2021

Dr. Jordan Tannenbaum Awarded “Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer” Title Designation
Dr. Jordan Tannenbaum Awarded “Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer” Title Designation
Recognizes Dedication to Education with a Focus on Integrating Technology to Better Serve Clinical and Business Operations in Healthcare
New Brunswick, N.J. – January 11, 2021 – Saint Peter’s Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Vice President/Chief Information Officer and Chief Medical Information Officer Jordan Tannenbaum, MD, MBA, MPH, PgC Healthcare Informatics, recently became a CHIME Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO). Launched in 2008 by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the CHCIO program is the only certification designed exclusively for leaders in health information technology. It represents one of the highest professional achievements in the industry. Currently, more than 500 healthcare CIOs in 23 countries have earned the designation.
“Health care is undergoing a massive transformation,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell Branzell, CHCIO. “We are shifting to a value-based environment, improving coordination across the continuum and striving to reduce costs. Health IT is critical to achieving these goals. The CHCIO designation is a recognition that a CIO has the skills necessary to be a strategic leader in the organization.”
To achieve CHCIO status, candidates must have at least three years of experience in the position, participate in programs and events that continue their education as an IT leader and pass a rigorous examination. These qualifications ensure that the CIO is truly dedicated to ongoing education, an important characteristic in an industry where patients pay the price for becoming stagnant.
“The role of the healthcare CIO has moved toward being a strategic partner in healthcare delivery, focusing on patient engagement, telemedicine, data analysis, artificial intelligence and advanced communication technologies among many other initiatives,” said Dr. Tannenbaum. “The CIO is the conduit between understanding the complexity of technology and its application to the various clinical and business use cases in health care, always keeping costs, usability, maintenance and infrastructure as part of the equation. The CHCIO certification helps to ensure healthcare CIOs understand leadership, change management, IT functions, and other critical skills necessary to enable these varied critical job functions. I feel fortunate that Saint Peter’s encourages the CIO role and the IT department to grow and innovate as we partner in our mission of providing the highest quality, accessible health care to all.”

About Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen, is the parent company of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital and acute care children’s hospital; Saint Peter’s Physician Associates, a network of primary and specialty care physicians; Saint Peter’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of the healthcare system; and Saint Peter’s Health & Management Services Corporation, which focuses on the wide group of the system’s non-hospital related healthcare services, including the CARES Surgicenter. Saint Peter’s University Hospital, which received its sixth consecutive designation as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2020, is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in diabetes, gastroenterology, head and neck surgery, oncology, orthopedics, and women’s services. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including a nationally recognized Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, pediatric surgery and orthopedic surgery featuring innovative anterior scoliosis correction. The hospital offers a midwifery service and the brand-new state-of-the-art Mary V. O’Shea Birth Center. Saint Peter’s is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and internal medicine, and is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Visit or call 732-745-8600.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information offices (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With nearly 2,800 members in 50 countries 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

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