From The Blog: Hail to the new chief! The emerging role of Chief Nursing Informatics Officers (CNIOs) | #HITsm |
As technology continues to expand in healthcare, expect to see more CNIOs (Chief Nursing Informatics Officers) driving IT use and showing nurses' ability to lead in the C suite.

Jennifer Thew interviewed Cheryl Parker, CNIO at Rubbermaid Medical Solutions, who said CNIOs have the following common roles:

  • Speak for bedside clinicians since CNIOs understand their needs
  • Implement and optimize use of HIT
  • Coordinate strategic and organizational HIT use
  • Understand technology’s effect on patients

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