Infographic created by Isis Holdings illustrates the results of the 24th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey highlighting the healthcare IT executive perspectives on health IT.
The 24th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey, sponsored by Infor, was conveyed across healthcare IT professionals representing near 600 hospitals throughout the United States. The web-based survey, which took place between December 2012 and February 2013, covered topics including IT staff and budget, priorities and security issues, and status on ‘Meaningful Use’ program and ICD-10 conversion.
24th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey Background
Among the key findings of this year’s survey (whose data points were collected Dec. 2012- Feb. 2013, with 298 respondents representing nearly 600 U.S. hospitals, and 90 percent of respondents fro hospital-based organizations):
- Sixty-six percent of respondents had already attested to meaningful use Stage 1 as of December, and another 4 percent were expecting to do so before February.
- Another 24 percent were planning to attest to Stage 1 by sometime in 2013, while only 1 percent were not planning to attest at all.
- In terms of the level of financial investment made through Stage 1, 5 percent said their organization had spent $20 million or more, 4 percent had spent $10-19 million, 6 percent had spent $5-9 million, 11 percent had spent $3-4 million, 17 percent had spent $1-2 million, 10 percent had spent $500,000-$999,000, 9 percent had spent $250,000-$400,000, 14 percent had spent under $250,000, and 5 percent had invested zero dollars.
- With regard to Stage 2 of MU, fully 75 percent of respondents expected to attest during 2014; 15 percent expected to attest during 2015; 1 percent expected to attest in 2016 or later; 4 percent had no plans to attest at all; and 6 percent didn’t know.
- Fully 87 percent of respondents said their organization was prepared to meet the deadline for the transition to the ICD-10 coding system during 2014, while 4 percent said their organization was not ready, and 9 percent said they didn’t know.
Source: Healthcare Informatics