This presentation discusses the role of Chief Nursing Informatics Officers (CNIOs) in Canada’s healthcare system. It highlights their importance in improving technology implementation, reducing documentation burden, and advocating for nursing-specific data collection. This presentation will explore how the CNIO role can be best positioned for uptake and value across healthcare organizations in Canada.
Sara Ling, RN, PhD, CPMHN(C), Associate Scientist & Interim Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Sara is an Associate Scientist in the Digital Mental Health Lab within the Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She is also the Interim Chief Clinical Informatics Officer (CCIO) at CAMH. Prior to assuming the Interim CCIO role, Sara was an Advanced Practice Nurse in the inpatient addictions services at CAMH. Sara is an Assistant Professor (status-only) at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and an Adjunct Lecturer in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto.
Sonia Pagliaroli, RN, MSc, CPHIMS-CA, Chief Nursing Officer for Oracle Health Canada
As Chief Nursing Officer for Oracle Health Canada, Ms. Pagliaroli strives to partner with clinical executives to ensure the value of improved safety and quality of care outcomes are realized through the utilization of health information technology solutions.
Ms. Pagliaroli is a registered nurse and clinical informatics professional (CPHIMS-CA) with frontline clinical experience and over 20 years of senior leadership expertise.
She holds board positions as Director of Membership for the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association and Director of Membership for the HIMSS Ontario Chapter. Her passion is in data sharing, standards, outcomes and reducing clinician burden and as such, is an active participant of the National Nursing Data Standards group. She is a graduate of the Masters of Health Information Science from University of Victoria.
Gillian Strudwick, RN, PhD, FAMIA (Senior Scientist & Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada)
Sonia Pagliaroli, RN, MSc, CPHIMS-CA, Chief Nursing Officer, Oracle Health Canada
Helen Edwards, RN, BA, MN, Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto, Toronto
Lynn Nagle, PhD, RN, FAAN, President, Nagle & Associates Inc, & Director, Digital Health and Virtual Learning, Faculty of Nursing, New Brunswick