Convening the Right People to Address the Right Issues

About Affinity Groups

Whatever the makeup, SI’s goal is to share similar concerns and challenges, best practices, lessons learned, industry trends and resources to help organizations thrive. Currently, Affinity Groups convene via Dialogues, Summits, Roundtables, and Site Visits, and include:

Chief Information Officers

At the heart of SI since its creation, CIOs drive innovation and transformation in healthcare. In their quickly emerging roles as strategic thinkers, collaborators and leaders of positive change, the CIO group facilitates conversation, ideas and strategies toward strengthening healthcare.

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Chief Information Security Officers

Fighting cybersecurity challenges like malware and ransomware, CISOs utilize this Affinity Group to share about protecting patient privacy/confidentiality, address escalating threats and share the latest strategies to thwart them. This group sometimes includes CIOs or CTOs/VPs of Apps as well.

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CTO/VP Apps

Owning, implementing and enabling their CIOs’ and CISOs’ technological visions, CTO/VP Apps professionals use this new group toward optimizing service delivery, fine-tuning virtual tools post- COVID, managing vendors/3rd- party relationships, defining mobility uses/best practices and more.

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Chief Medical Information Officers

Pioneering the EHR era, CMIOs are positioned to lead the digital health revolution but face a complex yet exciting array of challenges. This group affords CMIOs the opportunity to take the measure of these new opportunities with their peers and assume the helm in a new system of care and wellness.

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Chief Nursing Information Officers

CNIOs have emerged as indispensable leaders in clinical transformation, accountable care and population health. From EHR optimization and data analytics to tackling social determinants of health, this group shares best practices and lessons learned in becoming multidimensional agents of change.

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Analytics

Data analytics drive the future of health delivery—from identifying at-risk populations, providing clinical decision support for personalized medicine, and studying Amazon-like patient engagement and new business models—and this group’s members gather to share valuable trends, tips and lessons learned.

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Employee Health

This group welcomes the many executives who are accountable for improving healthcare for everyone. EH encompasses the broad range of strategies, activities and expertise required under value-based care (including new care and business models driven by risk-based contracting).

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Innovation

Chief Innovation Officers and transformation executives disrupt thinking and lead adoption of creative technology-enabled solutions. This group offers its members a platform to collaborate around new ideas, best practices and lessons learned on the path to a different and exciting health system future.

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Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)

Family support, income, food security, housing and the like are critical in population health, chronic disease and healthcare costs. With innovative community partnerships and each other, the SDoH group provides best practices and data strategies to integrate patient-centered care and wellness.

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Telehealth

COVID-19 pushed Telehealth to the forefront, turning these executives into change agents toward a virtual-care platform. From IT to digital health, and remote monitoring to patient and consumer engagement, this group shares ideas to strengthen how people access care across diverse landscapes.

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Michael Czumak
Michael Czumak
CISO, Memorial Sloan Kettering
"Always great to hear from really talented people doing some amazing things.  Lots of similar issues/challenges."

Ad Hoc Queries

Our entire membership acts as an Affinity Group when it comes to Ad Hoc Queries! As posed by an individual or SI Member organization, such queries can initiate invaluable email discussions around hot-topic questions, offering an asynchronous tool for finding answers to even the most clinical or technical questions. Share your ideas below!

Contact us to join or initiate an Affinity Group, or if you have any questions!