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.

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Upcoming Summits – Invitation-Only

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Upcoming Roundtable – Invitation-Only

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Upcoming Webinars – Open to all Members



SI 2021 CMIO/CNIO Summit Report

Sponsored by Hearst Health. Read how 21 professionals and guests from 16 prominent US healthcare organizations shared about their goals for more intuitive, efficient healthcare delivery in this new digital age in “Clinical Informatics: A Meeting of the Minds.”

SI 2021 Clinical Ops Roundtable Report

Sponsored by Hearst Health. Read how 22 professionals and guests from 22 prominent US healthcare organizations shared about working—and living—more congruently in "Blurring the...

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...
2018 CNIO Summit report cover

SI 2018 CNIO Summit Report

Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer. Eight nurse executives fulfilling the functional role of Chief Nursing Informatics Officers (CNIOs) at major health systems and Scottsdale Institute member...

Previous Teleconference and Webinar Recordings – Available to all Members


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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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