The CMIO is the soul of driving patient data from information to medical knowledge to action and decision support
CMIOs are leading the charge on meaningful use, clinical informatics and integrating physician practices
CMIOs are key to establishing the IT, staffing and best practices framework and guiding change management to drive health outcomes to enable health systems to prove their quality/value to succeed in the next healthcare ecosystem of P4P
CIOs and CMIOs are working hand-in-hand on projects such as implementation and adoption of inpatient and ambulatory EMRs and CPOE
54 percent of CMIOs are still part-time IT gurus—but this traditionally part-time role is increasingly demanding full-time leadership or in some cases two MDs are sharing a full load
Source: This online survey was conducted by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) of its membership in cooperation with CMIO magazine from Feb. 1-15, 2011. Ninety three CHIME members responded. CHIME serves the professional development needs of healthcare CIOs and senior healthcare IT leaders and advocates for more effective use of information management within healthcare.