EMRs named top priority in HIMSS survey
- Implementing electronic medical records has become the top priority for senior healthcare information professionals, a major US survey has shown.
- The 20th Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual survey of chief information officers found that 31% of the 304 participants said their number one priority is to ensure their organisation has a full EMR.
- Within the clinical environment, 31% of participants said that at least one of their facilities already had a fully functioning EMR, which is a 9% increase on last year.
- A further 17% said that their primary focus would be implementing a computerised provider order entry system.
Source: 20th Health Information and Management Systems Society
(HIMSS) annual survey
Date: April 16, 2009
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