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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