“The CIO’s Guide to Implementing EHRs in the HITECH Era.” (2010). College of Healthcare Information Management Executives’. Retrieved from http://www.cio-chime.org/advocacy/CIOsGuideBook/CIO_Guide_Final.pdf.
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) aims to give healthcare organizations incentives to install electronic health record systems. A number of conditions must be met in order to qualify for payments, and chief executive officers (CEOs), chief information officers (CIOs) and other senior executives need to work collectively to successfully adopt technology and manage the changes these systems will bring.
In an effort to further assist CIOs and IT executives nationwide, CHIME is providing this guidebook with expanded guidance for those leading EHR implementation efforts. It contains more information for both CIOs and other members of the C-suite. In addition to descriptive text on particular facets of EHR deployment, this CIO guide provides extensive action points on each topic, offering a variety of steps that IT executives can follow to assemble a solid foundation for their organization’s clinical systems.