Chief Nursing Information Officer position on the rise | #HITsm |

Healthcare IT News: Chief Nursing Information Officer (CNIO) is a fairly new title, but it is growing in popularity and more and more organizations are recruiting for the position, according to Linda Hodges, vice president and leader of information technology search practice at executive search firm Witt/Kieffer.

If the CNIO title follows the course of the CMIO title, it might take some time to become accepted. According to Hodges, the title of chief medical information officer was ten years in the making. It wasn’t readily accepted at first.

Currently, academic institutions and large integrated health systems are the main organizations hiring such a position. A CNIO at a large system can expect to make from $200,000 to $250,000 in base pay annually, she said.