Friday, July 27, 2012

The Role of the CMIO (Chief Medical Information Officer)

What is the role of the CMIO (Chief Medical Information Officer)? Many organizations don't even have a CMIO. The HITECH Act has accelerated the need for CMIOs around the country, so before you start filling out job applications, get some information about this new and emerging position.

Here are four practical tips:

  1. Read:  The Role of the CMIO 
  2. Subscribe to
  3. Join HIMSS and AMDIS
  4. Consider attending the AMIA CMIO Boot Camp.

Finally, make sure to connect with other CMIOs so that you can learn from their experiences. There's a good chance that they will all have a different story to tell of how they got into their respective positions.

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