Survey Says Connecting With Independents Is Top Priority

Kate Gamble | | April 25, 2012

As government incentive programs place a greater emphasis on data sharing — both within and among organizations, connecting with independent physicians is moving higher up on CIOs’ to-do lists. In fact, 79 percent of CIOs said that integrating electronically with outside providers is now among their top three priorities, according to the April SnapSurvey.

However, the vast majority are finding that major challenges still exist. Even among the 58 percent of CIOs who have experienced moderate success with EHR adoption rates, many commented that progress has been slow and inconsistent. Twenty percent of respondents said that adoption rates have been disappointing, citing limited interest by providers and resource constraints as key factors, while just 17 percent noted that they’ve had a high degree of success...