Digital, Innovation & Telehealth Affinity Group

Telehealth – Professional Care, Virtually Delivered

COVID-19 pushed Telehealth to the forefront as we distanced ourselves and sheltered in place to reduce the burden on acute care and ambulatory facilities. Telehealth executives have become major change agents in pivoting to a virtual care platform. Such rapid change requires executives with a complex understanding of IT, digital health, remote monitoring, patient and consumer engagement and care access across diverse landscapes.

Innovation – Creativity in Community

Discussion topics include strengthening digital health, aligning innovation to organizational strategy, innovating successfully around communication and more.

The SI Digital, Innovation & Telehealth Affinity Group offers leaders a forum to collaborate and share innovative solutions that enhance the practice of medicine and ensure access to care.

If you want to know what your peers are doing and thinking right now, join SI’s Telehealth Affinity Group MS Teams Site to facilitate ongoing, ad hoc, open discussion and collaboration among the Telehealth 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 Summits – Invitation-Only

SI 2022 Digital Health and Innovation Summit

November 16 - November 17

Agenda and registration opening date TBD.

Upcoming Roundtables – Invitation-Only

SI 2022 Telehealth Virtual Roundtable

August 10, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Agenda and registration opening date TBD.

Upcoming Webinars – Open to all Members




SI 2021 Digital Innovation Roundtable Report

Sponsored by Deloitte. Read how 22 professionals and guests from 17 prominent US healthcare organizations shared about what’s working, what needs refining and what lies ahead in "Touchpoints: Keeping Innovation Culture Going."

SI 2021 Telehealth Virtual Roundtable Report

Presented by ATA. Read how 51 telehealth professionals from 30 SI Member organizations learned more about the current state of telehealth following the rapid...

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...

SI 2019 Innovation & Digital Health Summit Report

The SI 2019 Innovation & Digital Health Summit sponsored by Cerner convened 23 innovation and digital health executives from prominent healthcare systems across the...

Converging IT & Operations: With COVID-19 the future has arrived

COVID-19 has catalyzed healthcare’s transformation, including accelerating the convergence of IT into operations. Find out what that looks like in our latest SI Industry...

Previous Teleconference and Webinar Recordings – Available to all Members


Telehealth Data Model at Intermountain
Brian Wayling, MBA, Executive Director Development & Technology, Intermountain Healthcare Telehealth Services. Intermountain has always been a leader in using data to develop health...
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...


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...

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.” 
What People Are Saying
As a healthcare system, we have many challenges that we are working on to improve frontline workflow. I was amazed how many of our organizations are working on improving very similar processes. It is great to see how we can reach out and connect with each other to collaborate and make healthcare become more resilient together.

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

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