This course is focused on the critical skill of executive communication.  Participants will develop awareness of their own communication style and understand methods for creating messages tuned to difference audiences.  Additionally, skills for leading effective meetings and delivering presentations both in-person and online will be enhanced.  At the completion of the course, leaders will have demonstrably improved their ability to create and deliver effective presentations.

Timothy Stettheimer, PhD

Vice President, Education – CHIME

Timothy Stettheimer, PhD, has served as a healthcare CIO for two decades and has worked with healthcare information technology and healthcare leaders for twenty-five years. He currently serves as the Vice-President of education for The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). In this role he plans, designs and directs education for all members of CHIME and affiliated organizations. Members include Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Application Officers and other senior healthcare technology information leaders throughout the world.

Dr. Stettheimer most recently served as the Regional Chief Information Officer (RCIO) for the South and Central Region of Ascension Information Services (AIS), which is made up of seven geographic markets as well as all senior living locations and all medical groups. As RCIO, Dr. Stettheimer was the regional leader responsible for AIS service delivery and technology visioning.

Dr. Stettheimer was responsible for balancing organizational priorities in developing a cohesive IT strategic plan, including the collaborative creation of cross-enterprise business engagement opportunities. He actively managed strategic vendor relations in concert with resources from Clinical Information Systems, Symphony, Service Provider Administration, and the Office of the Chief Technology Officer and worked to develop and ensure execution of associated communication strategies. Dr. Stettheimer guided governance models, served on Ascension-level committees and supported diverse AIS functions such as goal sponsorship, compensation committee efforts, IT general control oversight, infrastructure governance, and AIS Model Community Survey action planning.

Prior to his Ascension role, Dr. Stettheimer served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for St. Vincent’s Health System, Birmingham. In this role, he was responsible for managing the Health Ministry’s technology strategy, portfolio and operations, while serving as the Health Ministry’s technology service delivery senior escalation point. He has also served in leadership roles at Adventist Health System and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.

Dr. Stettheimer earned a doctorate in information services focused in medical informatics, information theory and design, and information policy and management from the University of North Texas in Denton. He holds a master’s degree in applied cognition and neuroscience from the University of Texas in Dallas, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Tim is a fellow both with the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (FCHIME). He is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), holds the Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) credential, is a certified professional in healthcare information management systems (CPHIMS), and is a member of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He served as a fellow through a National Institute of Health grant during his doctoral studies. Dr. Stettheimer has held faculty positions with the University of North Texas, the University of Alabama – Birmingham and Boston College.

Dr. Stettheimer has earned the Certified Healthcare CIO distinction from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). He also served as the CHIME 2010 Board Chair, the 2011 CHIME Foundation Board Chair and the 2013-1014 CHIME Education Foundation Board Chair. Tim and his wife Carol live in Birmingham, AL and are the parents of four children.

Some of the features of this course include:

  1. 6 Live Sessions with an expert
  2. Video Activites
  3. Knowledge Check Activites
  4. Articles and Blogs
  5. Class Discussion Threads
  6. Breakout Group Activities

In order to get the most value from this course, learners are expected to participate in and contribute to each week’s activities and homework assignments, as instructed in the modules.


This course will start: TBD

This course will take approximately 18-24 hours, over the course of 6 weeks.

In order to obtain a Certificate of Completion, learners must obtain these 3 badges:

  1. Engage with Instructor Badge
    • Requirements are based on live session attendance.  
    • Learner must attend 5 out of 6 live sessions to achieve this badge.
  2. Engage with Peers Badge
    • Participate in 6 of the 6 Discussion Threads by contributing:
      • One Major Post
        • Creating and posting your own thread in that Module’s Discussion Forum
      • One Minor Post
        • One reply to a classmates’ thread
  3. Engage with Content Badge
    • Complete 6 (1 per module) Knowledge Check Assessments. 
    • NOTE: The 6 Quizzes are based on Module Content
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