The Role of the CNIO: Is there a need and is this the time?

Andrew Awoniyi

Abstract

The focus on health information technology as a means of improving the quality and safety of patient care brings scrutiny to the personnel required to support these efforts. Questions abound on how systems impacting nurses will be selected, customized, implemented, and optimized. Who will effectively represent the nursing perspective when crucial decisions are being made? This session will discuss nursing as the essential partner in any organization’s process improvement efforts and if a CNIO is best suited to take on the role of meshing these with other nursing and organizational priorities.