Aria’s Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Obtains Prestigious Credential 

Tom Stride obtains CHCIO from the
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

Congratulations to Aria Health Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Tom Stride, for recently obtaining the prestigious credential, Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO).

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) Program is the first certification program exclusively for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and IT executives in the healthcare industry. 

A CHCIO demonstrates the commitment, knowledge, and experience required to master the core skills inherent to successful CIOs and IT executives.  CHIME members who have been in a healthcare CIO or equivalent position for at least 3 years and want to enhance their professional stature are eligible to become certified.  The CHCIO designation is significant, because it’s the first and only industry credential for CIOs that focuses on healthcare IT leadership.

Tom leads Information Technology (IT) and Biomedical Engineering operations at Aria Health.  He also oversees ongoing development of an organizational IT strategy that will guide Aria’s adoption of future systems and technology.   Since joining Aria in 1999 as Radiology Information System Manager, he has held progressive management positions in Medical Informatics and Clinical Applications, most recently serving as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).  Prior to his tenure at Aria, Tom was a Quality Assurance Software Developer at Shared Medical Systems in Malvern, PA.  His career began on a clinical path during 10 years at Hahnemann University Hospital, where he served as a CAT Scan, MRI, and Cardiovascular Interventional Technologist. He was also a member of the Heart Transplant team.

Tom received an Associate degree and certification in Radiology Technology from Hahnemann University, where he went on to also earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Medicine.  He received a Master of Science degree in Information Systems and Technology from Drexel University.  In addition, Tom is an active member of the College of Healthcare Information Executives, the American Medical Informatics Association, and the American Society of Radiology Technologists.

About Aria Health
Aria Health is the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County.  With three leading-edge community hospitals and a strong network of outpatient centers and primary care physicians, Aria upholds a longstanding tradition of bringing advanced medicine and personal care to the many communities it serves.


For more information call 1-877-808-ARIA (2742) or visit ARIAHEALTH.org.