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 Summit – Invitation-Only

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Upcoming Roundtable – Invitation-Only

SI 2021 Fall Symposium – Cracking the Code: Healthcare 2025

November 16 - November 19

SI’s Fall Symposium offers the blueprints toward operationalizing today’s data-driven, real-time system of health, plus a time to join with like-minded peer experts—finally!—face-to-face.

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...
Immediate Guidance for Care Teams in Documenting and Coding COVID-19
Reid Conant, MD, FACEP, CMIO, Jared Pelo, MD, FACEP, CMIO, and Robin Friday, RN, MHA, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, AHIMA-Approved CDI Trainer & Director of Clinical Content, COE, Nuance. Physic...
Rush Supports McCormick Field Hospital & COVID-19 Testing
Paul Casey, MD, FACEP, Acting Chief Medical Officer, and Jordan Dale, MD, Associate CMIO, Rush University Medical Center.  The Rush University System for Health (RUSH) is a regional an...
EMR Patient Safety Effectiveness Study: Medical Errors Still Persist
David Classen, MD, CMIO, Pascal Metrics, and Professor of Medicine, University of Utah, and A Jay Holmgren, Doctoral Candidate in Health Policy and Management, Harvard University and Ha...

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."

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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.

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