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CIOs 'cautiously optimistic' of stimulus funds for e-health records

Fri, 09/10/2010 - 10:34am
Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology

If healthcare CIO confidence is any indication of the chances of electronic health records getting funded from the U.S. government soon, then healthcare organizations should start preparations to adopt EHRs.

A survey conducted by the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME) indicated that 90 percent of CHIME member respondents expect to qualify for stimulus funding by the end of Stage 1 of the incentive program, Sept. 30, 2012. Ten percent of the suveyed CIOs took a gloomier outlook in not expecting to qualify for stimulus funding until fiscal years 2013 or 2014.

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