Innovation Affinity Group

Creativity in Community

The Innovation Affinity Group regularly convenes 20 to 35 Chief Innovation/Transformation Officers for Dialogue calls and in-person and virtual Summits. Discussion topics include strengthening digital health, aligning innovation to organizational strategy, innovating successfully around communication and more.  Plus, if you want to know what your peers are doing and thinking right now, join SI’s Innovation Affinity Group MS Teams Site to facilitate ongoing, ad hoc, open discussion and collaboration among the Innovation peer group.


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 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.

Summit – Invitation-Only


Upcoming Webinars – Open to all Members




SI 2021 Innovation Virtual Summit Report

Sponsored by Deloitte. Read how 28 Innovation professionals from 19 organizations dove into the operations of innovation, the benefits and challenges of technological disruption...

SI 2020 Innovation Virtual Summit Report

Sponsored by Deloitte. Forty-six health-system innovation leaders from prominent US healthcare systems convened November 18, 2020, to discuss how innovation is transforming the way...

Previous Teleconference and Webinar Recordings – Available to all Members


Leveraging the Power of Crowds: How Brigham and Women’s Innovation Hub is taking Aim at Everyday Problems
Santosh Mohan, MMCi, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Managing Director, Digital Health Innovation; Caroline Coy, MPH, Manager, Strategy Implementation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Callie Patel,...
Healthcare AI/ML Confidential Computing Platform
Mary Beth Chalk, Business Development, Center for Digital Health Innovation, UCSF Innovation Ventures. Cyberattacks on healthcare data are a clear and present danger resulting in constr...
The Joy of Practicing Medicine at Providence
B.J. Moore, EVP & CIO, Providence, and Diana Nole, EVP & General Manager, Healthcare Division, Nuance Communications.  To create a better patient experience and ease clinician ...
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 ...


OSF HealthCare’s COVID-19 Digital Response
Michelle Conger, MSW, Chief Strategy Officer, OSF HealthCare and CEO, Saint Gabriel Digital Health; Jennifer Junis, RN, MSN, SVP, OSF, Saint Gabriel Digital Health; Becky Buchen, SVP OS...
EHR Innovations Reduce Clinician Time by 50%
Stephen O’Mahony, MD, FACP, VP & CHIO, RWJBarnabas Health & Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.  EHRs are essential to healthcare tr...
5 Forces for the Future: Reimagining Healthcare
Jean-Claude Saghbini, Chief Technology Officer, Wolters Kluwer Health.  COVID-19 has exposed cracks in healthcare delivery systems worldwide.  In doing so, it has also catalyzed for...
WEBINAR | UChicago Medicine’s COVID Innovation Challenge 2020
Sharon Markman, MHA, Administrative Director, Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation and Craig Umscheid, MD, MS, Chief Quality & Innovation Officer and VP for Healthc...

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.

Christian Lagier
VP, Digital Innovation, Baystate Health
"I get great inspiration from the team that inspires me to push for a higher level of transformation.” 

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