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This is the 22nd an­nual Mod­ern Health­care/mod­ern Physi­cian Sur­vey of Ex­ec­u­tive Opin­ions on Key In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Is­sues.

The in­vi­ta­tion-only sur­vey was con­ducted from Nov. 16, 2011, through Jan. 20. Some 185 ex­ec­u­tives from el­i­gi­ble provider or­ga­ni­za­tions par­tic­i­pated. In­vi­ta­tions were sent to se­nior health­care ex­ec­u­tives to an­a­lyze their opin­ions on the in­for­ma­tion sys­tems func­tion and to un­der­stand the ben­e­fits or­ga­ni­za­tions gain from im­ple­ment­ing new IT sys­tems and shar­ing data.

Re­spon­dents in­cluded chief in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cers (26.5% of the to­tal), CEOS (26%), chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cers (10.8%), chief med­i­cal of­fi­cers (10.8%), chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cers (8.6%) and chief med­i­cal in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cers (8.1%). The other 9.2% held var­i­ous ti­tles.

Lead­ers of gen­eral acute-care hos­pi­tals con­sti­tute the largest class of or­ga­ni­za­tions in the sur­vey at 33.5% of par­tic­i­pants, fol­lowed by mul­ti­hos­pi­tal sys­tems or in­te­grated health net­works (28.1%); med­i­cal groups or clin­ics (20.5%); aca­demic med­i­cal cen­ters (6.5%); chil­dren’s hos­pi­tals (2.7%), and nurs­ing homes or long-term acute-care hos­pi­tals (2.7%). The re­main­ing 6% of re­spon­dents rep­re­sent other cat­e­gories.

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