CMIOs, Nurses Want Medical Device Integration with EMRs

Ken Terry | Fierce Health IT | November 7, 2011

HIMSS Analytics has released a research report, sponsored by medical device technology company Capsule, that examines the evolving roles of chief medical information officers and chief nursing officers and how they view medical device integration with electronic medical records.

Based on a focus group of CMIOs at the 2011 HIMSS convention and a later conference call of CNOs, HIMSS Analytics reports these findings on the changes in clinical IT executives' roles: CMIOs indicated that their most basic job function is to bridge the gap between clinical needs and IT.

CNOs and senior nursing executives said that their roles have evolved to include departments outside of nursing. Senior nursing executives also noted that they are involved in more strategic organizational meetings than they used to be...