As the U.S. healthcare industry moves towards clinical transformation and internal healthcare system reform, the CMIO role is shifting dramatically, with many implications for current—and future—CMIOs

In the “early days” of the evolution of the CMIO role—just a few years ago in many U.S. patient care organizations, and still the case in some even now—the first CMIOs in hospital-based organizations were largely picked out of the crowd of practicing physicians based on being perceived as “tech-head docs” who enjoyed information technology. And the focus was on their helping to select first electronic health record (EHR) solutions and implementing those first EHRs.

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