CNIO Affinity Group

Compassion in Action

CNIOs are charged with integrating IT, patient care and engagement in ways not previously achieved. SI’s CNIO Affinity Group has grown to over 50 leaders who meet in person, virtually and via Dialogue calls and Summits to discuss clinical transformation, accountable care, community health, EHR optimization, data analytics and more. Plus, if you want to know what your peers are doing and thinking right now, join SI’s CNIO Affinity Group MS Teams site to facilitate ongoing, ad hoc, open discussion and collaboration among the CNIO 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 CNIO Virtual Summit Report

Sponsored by Nuance. SI convened 27 health-system Chief Nursing Information Officers and other nursing leaders from 20 prominent healthcare systems across the country for...
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.

Becky Fox, MSN, RN-BC
VP and CNIO, Atrium Health
"It’s hard not to be inspired, hearing so many stories and examples of strong leaders, forging the way. I’m confident that although 2020 may have been known as the Year of the Nurse, it soon will become the beginning of the DECADE of the Nurse—and clinical informaticists will continue to lead the way. Thank you, Scottsdale Institute, for continuing to bring together programs with dynamic leaders, to share, inspire and challenge each other."

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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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