CIOs to invest more in technology as a way to improve physician access to information and reduce medical errors

In 2005, the Journal of the Institute of Medicine attributed 98,000 patient deaths every year in the US due to medical errors, many of them – such as poor documentation – preventable. The good news is that healthcare Chief Information Officers (CIOs) seem more than ever committed to address this critical issue. The latest Chief Information Officers (CIO) Survey conducted by Health Data Management and The Quammen Group indeed shows that an overall growth in IT budgets is underway, with respondents clearly focused on improving access to information for clinicians and reducing medical errors. Of those respondents who expect their I.T. budgets to increase in fiscal year 2007, 51% said the primary factor for those budget increases is to improve clinician access to information. Another 27% cited reducing medical errors/improving quality as the primary factor for spending hikes:

IT Budget Increases

When it comes to investing in emerging technologies, speech recognition comes first:

Emerging technologies most likely to be implemented within the next five years

Full Survey results can be found on the Health Data Management web site.

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1 Response to “CIOs to invest more in technology as a way to improve physician access to information and reduce medical errors”


  1. 1 pulasthi August 14, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    yeah this is great. i love it


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