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Care Dimensions CIO Dan O'Neil Achieves Certified Healthcare CIO Credential

January 20, 2021

Care Dimensions is pleased to announce that Chief Information Officer Dan O’Neil, MBA, has achieved the designation of Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO) from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The CHCIO program is the only certification designed exclusively for leaders in health information technology and represents one of the highest professional achievements in the industry.

“Since Dan joined us in 2018 he has driven the analysis and re-engineering of our business processes and the introduction of new tools to meet the systems and communications challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic to improve patient care and enable our employees to work remotely,” said President and CEO Patricia Ahern, RN, MBA, FACHE. “This certification is testament to the skill and commitment to continual learning and professional advancement that Dan brings to Care Dimensions, and the importance of leading-edge information technology infrastructure to enable our growth and strides in patient care.”

To achieve CHCIO status, candidates must have at least three years of experience as a chief information officer, participate in programs and events that continue their education as an IT leader and pass a rigorous examination. Launched in 2008, CHIME has certified more than 500 healthcare CIOs in 23 countries.

About Care Dimensions
Care Dimensions is the largest hospice and palliative care provider to adults and children in Massachusetts. As a nonprofit, community-based leader in advanced illness care, Care Dimensions provides comprehensive hospice, palliative care, and grief support in more than 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts. Founded in 1978 as Hospice of the North Shore, Care Dimensions cares for patients wherever they live – in their homes, in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities, in hospitals, or at our two inpatient hospice facilities, the Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln and the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Additionally, Care Dimensions HomeMD program provides in-home primary care to patients over age 65 in select communities on the North Shore and Greater Boston who have difficulty leaving home. The Care Dimensions Learning Institute educates more than 7,000 health care professionals and community members each year on advanced illness and end-of-life topics. Please visit to learn more about Care Dimensions.

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers, chief medical information officers, chief nursing information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With nearly 2,800 members in 50 countries and more than 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. Please visit CHIME for more information.

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Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in over 100 communities in Massachusetts.

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