SI Mission and Vision

The Scottsdale Institute is a not-for-profit membership organization of more than 60 prominent, advanced, not-for-profit health systems and academic medical centers whose mission is to improve healthcare quality, affordability, equity and personal experience through digitally integrated platforms connecting ecosystems of community and industry partners. Our North Star is Thought Leadership via SI’s Three Pillars: Collaboration, Education and Networking. We convene intimate, informal and collegial forums for senior executives, including but not limited to CEOs, CIOs/CISOs and CMIOs/CNIOs as well as leaders in Analytics, Innovation and SDoH/Employee Health to share knowledge, best practices and lessons learned. Our role: Gather the right people to discuss the right topics at the right time.

Collaboration, Education and Networking

Teleconferences and Webinars

SI offers about 90 content-rich teleconferences and webinars yearly that are accessible to member and sponsor associates, including non-employed staff physicians. Delivered by industry thought leaders, top executives and IT innovators, SI teleconferences and webinars last year provided a convenient and cost-effective learning environment to 15,000 member associates. Teleconference and webinar presentations and audio/video files are only available to members.

Conferences and Summits

Our Annual Conference fosters face-to-face interaction among executive peers and other industry leaders. Summits are small work groups targeted to specific audiences or to address leading issues. Rated highly and backed by repeat attendance, SI conferences aim for informal educational experience and open dialogue for collaboration and networking. Conference presentations and audio files are available only to members while Conference SummariesSummit Reports and Roundtable Reports are available to everyone.


SI produces reports, industry thought leader interviews, and topical reporting and analysis relevant to our mission of supporting healthcare transformation through information technology. Our Summit Reports and Roundtable Reports reflect the output of small group working sessions and are available to everyone.  Our Industry Inside Edge consists of focused conversations with a handful of industry leaders and concluding analysis and the CEO Viewpoint profiles industry thought leaders. The most recent twelve months of the Inside Edge and the Viewpoint are available only to members.

IT Benchmarking

SI IT Benchmarking is a unique national program for member and non-member organizations to create normalized comparisons of IT costs, structure and operations with self-selected cohorts. The Database is designed for one-on-one comparisons — not industry-wide averages — and participation is easy and free of charge. IT Benchmarking is available to everyone.

Andrew Rosenberg of Michigan Medicine
Andrew Rosenberg, MD
Chief Information Officer , Michigan Medicine
"SI and its many educational opportunities is the single best professional development organization I can think of for the broad IT, health care and policy related digital and information services that we face in academic health centers."

Jay Anderson
President, Kishwaukee/Valley West Hospitals, Northwestern Medicine
"Nobody but Scottsdale Institute knows how to do small executive groups."

SI History

Did you know that SI was founded in 1993? Find out more about our history.

SI Faculty

Past and current Webinar, Affinity Group Dialogue Hosts, Affinity Group Summit Participants, those featured in Publications, and Conference Speakers.