Top 10 Healthcare CIO Budget Priorities

For those on the email list that can’t see the image that Charles Webster, MD shared, here are the list of top technology priorities:
1. BI/Analytics
2. CRM
3. Digitalization/Digital Marketing
4. Legacy Modernization
5. Industry-Specific Applications
6. Enterprise Applications
7. Infrastructure and Data Center
8. Application Development
9. Architecture
10. BPM
11. Cloud
12. Collaboration

Sure makes the life of a CIO look pretty easy, doesn’t it? (That was my sarcasm font in case you don’t have that font installed on your computer)

As I chew on this list, I’m processing Will Weider, CIO at Ministry Health Care’s response to me asking him what would he consider the 3 key focus areas for healthcare CIO’s:

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  • Notice that security falls off the list or at the bottom. The industry has already given up and yet those of us certifying our EHR for MU-2 are required to do work that won’t even really help. sigh.

  • Tony,
    I call it the just enough approach to security in healthcare. Although, it’s not “just enough” to be compliant or “just enough” to be secure. It’s “just enough” to sleep at night.

    It’s an interesting point (if I understand you correctly). I can’t think of much of anything in MU2 that makes a practice more secure with the exception of the risk assessment.

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