More than 90 percent of CIOs responding to a recent CHIME survey expressed at least some concern about whether they will qualify for HITECH stimulus funding, according to the organization, with upgrading or implementing a certified EHR system one of the largest challenges. Nearly half of all respondents, 48 percent, expressed concern about vendor readiness, both in terms of vendors’ ability to develop certified products and expected delays in vendor support of EHR system installations.
Capturing and submitting quality data ranked second among top concerns, mentioned by 15 percent of respondents, and more respondents ranked it among their top three concerns — 46 percent — than any other. Other issues top of mind for CIOs include insufficient capital for purchasing systems, general doubts about vendor readiness and staffing capabilities.
A full summary report of the survey may be accessed at http://www.cio-chime.org/advocacy/resources/MemberSurveyReport.pdf