Mini-Case: Predicting Future HMIS Trends by Chief Information Officers
Read the Mini-Case: Predicting Future HMIS Trends by Chief Information Officers on Page 41 of the text. Access the 2008 HIMSS Leadership Survey PDF file and write a paper that addresses the following:
1. Discuss why you think a CIO survey is important for the HMIS industry.
2. Based on the information provided in the Mini-Case and survey, explain what types of hardware investments are most important to the future of HMIS.
3. Compare your selections and reasoning with the actual survey results.
4. Based on the survey results. Discuss why you think investment in Electronic Health Records (EHR) has become a top priority for CIOs in the coming year.
Your paper must be two to three double-spaced pages (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Utilize a minimum of ...view middle of the document...
Imagine you came into a company without an organizational IT strategy. Describe in detail how you would develop an IT strategy. Some questions to consider are:
a. Who would be involved in the strategy meeting?
b. How would you involve participants in developing a strategy? What questions would you ask?
c. How would you get participants to adopt your shared vision?
In your own words, what are the role and responsibilities of a CIO? What would be the difference between the role and responsibilities of a CEO versus a CIO in a healthcare services organization if both of these executives were appointed? Who would the CEO pick to be the most appropriate senior executive responsible for HMIS in the absence of a CIO? Why?
What are the three most important traits of a CIO? On a scale from 1 to 10, rank yourself in each of these categories. For each trait, give an example of a time that you did and did not demonstrate this trait effectively. How might you improve your score in each category?
How does an executive such as a CIO become an effective leader? What will be the greatest challenges in a healthcare services organizational context?
Mini-Case: predicting Future HMIS Trends by Chief Information Officers Page 41
Quammen Group, an Orlando, Florida–based consulting firm, co-sponsored the Health Data Management 2008 CIO Survey and found CIO and HMIS executives to be optimistic on many aspects of future HMIS growth, including real-time claims adjudication and clinical decision support.
When asked, “How do you expect your organization’s total IT budget to change in your next fiscal year?”, 37 percent rated it to grow between 5 and 10 percent, 23 percent felt it would grow less than 5 percent, 20 percent expected it to exceed 11 percent or more, 13 percent did not expect a change, and only 4 percent claimed there would be a decline—leaving 2 percent for all other rating categories. More generally, the survey found that most healthcare services organizations expect this growth to be fueled by greater information access needs for clinicians, especially in the form of electronic and personal health records (EHR).