HIMSS CNO-CNIO Vendor Roundtable

The HIMSS CNO-CNIO Vendor Roundtable was formed to optimize health engagement and care outcomes through health IT by leveraging the thought leadership of health IT supplier nurse executive leaders. Get acquainted with the work of this Roundtable and understand the importance of this growing specialty.

The CNO-CNIO Vendor Roundtable serves as an advocate and leader for the nursing community, provide guidance on informatics competencies for nursing, and provide guidance on EHR related topics including analytics, interoperability, usability, terminology, workflow, quality and outcomes.

This pioneer partnership led by HIMSS and including the nursing health IT suppliers depends largely on the ability to move beyond the cultural norms of each partner's organization in the service of innovation to advance outcomes for nursing and clinical practice.

In response to recommendations made by the HIMSS CNO-CNIO Vendor Roundtable, three workgroups have been established to advance and strengthen the voice of nurses in the health IT supplier environment:

  • HIMSS Big Data Principles Workgroup
  • HIMSS Nurse Vendor Role Workgroup
  • HIMSS Human Factors/ Usability Workgroup

View the CNO-CNIO Vendor Summit Progress Report

The HIMSS Big Data Principles Workgroup was tasked with developing a paper to identify the need for alignment of industry terminology standards, scales and tools along with the currently barriers in the health IT landscape.

The Big Data Principles workgroup developed “Guiding Principles for Big Data in Nursing” which identifies big data guiding principles; explores barriers and challenges; develops a framework for universal requirements; identifies differences in the context of nursing outcomes; addresses the impact of health IT system versions/ configurations; analyzes the variation in quality measures; and discusses implementation challenges.

This paper also provides the foundation for future discussions with the broader nursing community including nurse executives in hospitals, healthcare systems and other key stakeholder groups to explore and advance shared objectives.

“Guiding Principles for Big Data in Nursing”

The HIMSS Nurse Vendor Role Workgroup developed and disseminated the HIMSS 2014 Nurse Vendor HIT Survey, a survey tailored to nurse vendors to gather insight about nurses in the health IT field employed by a vendor organization. This survey explores job responsibilities, organizational information, demographics and barriers to success.

The HIMSS 2014 Nurse Vendor HIT Survey was leveraged with the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey to assess similarities and differences within the nursing informatics field.

Download the Executive Summary - Coming Soon!

The HIMSS Human Factors/ Usability Workgroup is currently developing a resource targeted for provider nurse executives emphasizing the importance of usability and human factors in the selection and implementation of technology for nurses and clinicians. This guidance document will empower the CNO to leverage their role within the organization and can serve as a tool for nursing inofrmatics leaders to share with their executive leadership team. 

Human Factors & Usability Guidance Paper - Coming Soon!

Get Involved

The CNIO-CNIO Vendor Roundtable has over 40 active nurse executive participants that are HIMSS Diamond, Emerald or Platinum corporate members. Contact us to learn more on how to get involved, 

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