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The evolution of health IT continues

U.S. News & World Report, February 7, 2014
The many health care reform initiatives underway are forcing hospital information technology and information management departments to evolve and titles to change. The new names are more than cosmetic, heralding a shift in leadership roles to meet new realities and priorities. Shane Pilcher, vice president of Stoltenberg Consulting in Bethel Park, Pa., reports seeing expansions of IT departmental functions and, concurrently, a greater role for chief information officers in recent years. "It's becoming more for helping the organization achieve organizational and strategic goals, not just a business unit," Pilcher says.