CMIO Affinity Group

Leading the Way

CMIOs pioneered the EHR era and are now positioned to lead the digital-health revolution. As they assume executive leadership roles on a much wider scope, they face a complex yet exciting array of challenges. SI’s CMIO Affinity Group regularly convenes 20 to 30 CMIOs for Dialogue calls and in-person and virtual Summits. Discussion addresses myriad clinical informatics topics, including patient-generated data and the EHR, clinical/EMR governance and equipping the clinician workforce for the future. Plus, if you want to know what your peers are doing and thinking right now, join SI’s CMIO Affinity Group MS Teams site to facilitate ongoing, ad hoc, open discussion and collaboration among the CMIO peer group.

Clinical Informatics Organization Chart Library

SI offers a unique space where members can look at how like-minded, like-sized peer groups are organizing and thriving in their Clinical Informatics arenas. Contact us to learn how to obtain access and contribute to this library.


Dialogues – Invitation-only

These 1-hour, peer-led Zoom meetings are by invitation-only, with recaps distributed to affinity group members via MS Teams. To guest-lead/host a Dialogue on a topic of interest, contact Cynthia Schroers. Some hosts share background materials to support discussion; just ask for samples.


Upcoming CMIO Summit

SI 2021 CMIO/CNIO Summit – A Meeting of the Minds: Integrating the Best of Medical Informatics

November 15 - November 16

November 15 - 16 Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, AZ Join us IN PERSON at SI's 2021 CMIO/CNIO Summit, “A Meeting of the Minds: Integrating the Best of Medical Informatics” Put your heads together with peer experts to innovate clinical informatics solutions to last—from interoperability to integration, and AI to patient-facing apps. Then, we invite you to stay a few days longer and enjoy SI’s 2...

Upcoming Teleconferences and Webinars – Open to all Members




SI 2020 CMIO Virtual Summit Report

Sponsored by Hearst Health. Twenty-eight health-system CMIOs from prominent healthcare systems across the country gathered October 1, 2020 to share their insights on “The...

SI 2020 CMIO Virtual Roundtable Report

Voice technologies and ambient intelligence hold promise for improvements and efficiencies in clinical workflow. During the past few years vendors and services have emerged...
SI 2019 CMIO/CNIO Summit report cover

SI 2019 CNIO/CMIO Summit Report

Sponsored by LogicStream and Impact Advisors. Nineteen CNIOs and 18 CMIOs from prominent healthcare systems across the country gathered in Chicago September 18-20 to...

SI 2019 CMIO/CNIO Roundtable Report

The Scottsdale Institute 2019 CMIO/CNIO Roundtable sponsored by Hearst Health convened 18 chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief clinical information officers (CCIOs) and chief...

Previous Teleconference and Webinar Recordings – Available to all Members


WEBINAR | Virtual Advanced Care & Analytics Partnership at OSF
Mark Hohulin, MBA, SVP, Healthcare Analytics, and Jennifer Junis, RN, MSN, SVP, OSF OnCall, OSF Healthcare System. OSF Healthcare’s Virtual Advanced Care manages those at the highest ...
Understanding the CMS Prior Authorization Rule – Reducing Provider and Patient Burden
Viet Nguyen, MD, Technical Director for the HL7® Da Vinci Project, Stratametrics; and Rajesh Godavarthi, AVP, Technology and Interoperability, MCG Health.  CMS recently issued a rule ...


Deciphering Clinical IT at Baystate, Rush and Banner
Joel Vengco, SVP & CIO, Baystate Health, Brian Patty, MD, CHCIO Eligible, VP & CMIO Clinical Information Systems, Rush University Medical Center, and Sherri Hess, MS-IS, BSN, RN...
Workplace Violence Policies at THR: How Does it Impact our Clinical Staff?
Mary Beth Mitchell, RN, CNIO, and Myrna Correa Sierra, M.Ed, Program Manager Employee Safety, Texas Health Resources.  Mary Beth discusses the concerns in the hospital environment arou...
Field Hospital Experience from Scripps and Atrium Health
Chris D. Van Gorder, FACHE, President and CEO, and Ghazala Q. Sharieff, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Excellence and Experience, Scripps Health, and Becky G. Fox, MSN, RN-BC,...

About Affinity Groups

SI Affinity Groups are intimate forums focused on a common issue, topic or collective challenge of its members, with a goal of information sharing around similar concerns, best practices, lessons learned, industry trends and resources to help organizations thrive.

Alan Weiss, VP & CMIO, BayCare Health System
Alan Weiss, MD
CMIO, BayCare Health System
"Every time I meet with this CMIO group, I get a list of about twenty ideas—everything from reports to create, to ways to streamline processes."

Request to Join Affinity Group

Guest-Lead/Host a Dialogue

To guest-lead/host one of our Dialogues, please contact Affinity Group Director Cynthia Schroers to share topics for discussion.

Create a Profile

Please take two minutes to create an SI profile to gain access to member-only events and content. Specify which topics are of most interest to you, thereby customizing your notifications and news to fit your busy schedule.