CMIOs building strategic identity

March, 2015

CMIOs say they are spending a disproportionate amount of time on EHR activities

With a ā€œCā€ in the title and making $323,000 on average, Chief Medical Information Officers, or CMIOs, find their time divided evenly between strategic initiatives and more tactical initiatives/operational responsibilities. The group at large looks for ways to increase strategic involvement and it is showing progress.

The challenge to increase strategic involvement is a key focus for the latest SSi-SEARCH study. It includes an in-depth survey with detailed responses from more than 220 executives with CMIO responsibilities. The retained, executive search firm continues to track and monitor the evolution of this role, which began when the firm was launched, nearly 10 years ago.

The annual survey thoroughly explores strategic alignment for the role of CMIO.

First, we see an overall good alignment with system priorities across a wider spectrum of initiatives with the exception of a few gaps.

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