Chief medical informatics officer

Chief medical informatics officer

A chief medical informatics officer (CMIO, also sometimes referred to as a chief medical information officer) is a healthcare executive generally responsible for the health informatics platform required to work with clinical IT staff [1] to support the efficient design, implementation, and use of health technology within a healthcare organization.

Typically the CMIO is a [3]

While historically there have been physicians and others filling this role, the more formal CMIO position started around 1992 [4] to help hospitals support the adoption and implementation of health technologies such as Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act).

CMIOs generally report to either the [8] but they typically include at least one of the following:

  • Strategic planning
  • EMR Governance and Policy development
  • Systems development and implementation
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Capacity Building [9]
  • Informatics education and platform development[10]
  • Data mining and quality reporting
  • Education, Training and curriculum design


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "CMIO 2010 Compensation Survey: The Results Are In!". 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  3. ^ Name *. "Chief Medical Information Officer Salary | MHA Guide: Health Administration Degree Guide". MHA Guide. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  4. ^ Betsy Hersher. "The Chief Medical Information Officer and Beyond". Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  5. ^ "CMIO Role Definition". CMIO Magazine. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  6. ^ Joseph Conn (July 30, 2007). "What does a chief medical information officer do?". Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  7. ^ "Common Examples of Healthcare IT Failure". Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  8. ^ "The Changing Role of the CMIO". 2008-02-15. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  9. ^ "The Role of the CMIO - Clinfowiki". 2011-11-21. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  10. ^ R. Dirk Stanley, MD (2010-09-08). "EMR Implementation: Clinical Informatics and the CMIO". Retrieved 2012-04-17.