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To complete this assignment, read the "Mini-Case: Predicting Future HMIS Trends by Chief Information Officers," found at the end of chapter 2 in the textbook. 

Compose a 1,000-1,250 word paper that integrates and answers the following components:

  1. Why do you think a CIO survey is important for the HMIS industry?
  2. Compose a prediction of what type of hardware investments would be considered key to HMIS future. 
  3. Why do you think the results showed investment in an electronic health record (EHR) program to be a top priority for CIOs in the coming year?
  4. Why do you think those who work in a clinic or in a group practice may be less concerned about backup/disaster recovery than those who work in a hospital or other large integrated health care delivery system? Do you think this is prudent? Why or why not?

You are required to use two qualified references in addition to your textbook for this paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not requi

Mini-Case: Predicting Future HMIS Trends by Chief

Information Officers

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


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).

In short, most chief executive officers and other IT executives indicated that the top priority

for the coming year for healthcare services organizations is implementing EHR. 

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