So, what’s up with CHIME? The attendees are all tucked away in an underground bunker in the convention center, the entrance of which is guarded by members of AARP. Rows of cellophane sandwiches are lined up behind the concertina wire. The group remind me of Yale’s Skull and Bones society, or at very least some renegade chapter of the masons.
If you walk up to Checkpoint Charlie, you must shield your eyes from the search lights. German Shepherds pull at their leashes lest you get too close.
You need to be a CIO, I am told. I am not one of the chosen. I try every trick–they all fail. I meet one man who is a member of the elite group. He used to be a CIO, but is no more. Yet still he is a member. I asked him how he managed this feat of deception. He tells me he is a FIO–freelance information officer. Suddenly, my mind is all-a-twitter.
Change the letters, and I am in. I try to bluff my way past the guards with the FIO idea. I don’t really want to be in the meetings; but the free food has my attention. Mrs. AARP stops me cold.
Then it comes to me. The answer lies in changing the letter, but not the CIO letters, the CHIME letters.
I have decided to form RHIME. Roemer’s Health Information Management Executives. Avoid the rush, join today–and bring sandwiches.