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6 big issues facing CIOs in the next 6 months

June 27, 2024
Becker's Hospital Review
Contributed by: Bill Russell
Summary
The first half of 2024 has seen health system CIOs grappling with frequent cyberattacks and the rising importance of artificial intelligence (AI). As cyber threats persist, CIOs are significantly increasing their cybersecurity investments. AI, despite economic uncertainties and workforce concerns, continues to be a key focus for improving patient care and streamlining operations. Digital transformation remains a priority, albeit hindered by budget constraints and legacy systems. IT budget pressures are leading CIOs to either maintain a foundational approach or explore advanced technologies like generative AI. EHR consolidation, especially favoring Epic, is ongoing for streamlined data sharing. Finally, staffing challenges persist as CIOs compete for talent and some health systems are resorting to layoffs or outsourcing IT functions to manage resources effectively.
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