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Concern about staffing resources was cited as a key barrier to information technology implementation by a quarter of information technology professionals at healthcare organizations surveyed by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Two-thirds of professionals said their IT staff will increase in the next year.
The survey also found that almost 90 percent of respondents plan to complete their conversion to the new ICD-10 medical codes by the Oct. 31, 2013 deadline. Two-thirds reported that implementing ICD-10 was the top area of focus for financial IT systems at their organization.
The survey included responses from more than 300 technology professionals from healthcare providers across the U.S.