After 14 years of Nursing experience I decided to turn my frustration into action. Frustration about the lack of improving healthcare. With a fascination for technology in healthcare I started to work for a EMR company and these days I’m working as independent advisor within Healthcare & IT. Two years ago I initiated the CNIO network. At that time there were 3 CNIO’s in the Netherlands. Within these two years the network has grown to 25 CNIO’s and is still growing every month. Within the network information is being shared among the CNIO’s. The network functions also as a counterpart for the ministry of Health, software suppliers, healthcare organizations etc. The main goal is to change healthcare and using new technology in such way it has a positive impact for the patient and healthcare professionals. The only way to reach that goal is to embed the healthcare professional within that change process. CNIO’s are positioned on a strategic level within an organization and are able to connect the worlds of nurses, IT and the board of a healthcare organization. This is a huge development and improvement related to nursing leadership. I’m so proud to be the chairman of such a great group of CNIO’s. Together we will change healthcare!