Senior IT executives working in health-care organizations increasingly support the use of information technology to reduce medical errors and promote patient safety, according to a survey released by the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society. Fifty-two percent of respondents cited this as a current IT priority, compared to 45 percent last year.
The 14th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey, released at the HIMSS 2003 Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, is based on the responses of 287 senior-level IT executives, most of whom work in health-care organizations as CIOs, directors of information systems, or IT department heads.
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