With never-ending waves of federal regulations and new technologies, healthcare CIOs face constant change. These issues top the list of leadership challenges.
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Meaningful Use To meet Meaningful Use 2 objectives, healthcare organizations must incorporate a slew of new capabilities. They include computerized physician order entry (CPOE), electronic prescriptions, recording patients' demographics including preferred language and ethnicity, using clinical decision support systems, communicating with patients via secure electronic messaging, and allowing patients to view online, download, or transmit their records within four days of the information becoming available to a doctor. IT departments must ensure all these systems are secure, HIPAA-compatible, and integrated with providers' EHRs, plus provide users with necessary training.
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