Meaningful Use tops list of 'key IT issues' for CIOs in 2012; Ophthalmology EHRs not 'prime time' ready;

> Meaningful Use and implementation of EMR and CPOE systems rank as the top challenge facing hospital CIOs heading into the new year, according to a new survey. Seventy-five percent of CIOs said Meaningful Use would be their top issue, while 61 percent cited EMR/CPOE implementation as their top concern. ICD-10 shortages ranked third on the list, at 53 percent. Post

> EHRs geared toward ophthalmology have a ways to go before they are ready for widespread use, according to an article published for SearchHealthIT. The reason? Vital signs and traditional disease diagnostics aren't as prominent in ophthalmology, says Dr. Flora Lum, executive director of the H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr. Center for Quality Eye Care. Article

> Eight people have been honored as "EHR Game Changers" by Health Data Management for 2011. Among the recipients are Earle Rugg, co-founder of Rural Health IT Corporation (RHITC); Leon Hoover, CIO of Clewiston, Fla.-based Hendry Regional Medical Center; and Ramsey Evans, CEO at Houston-based Prognosis Health Information Systems. Article

> The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) regional extension center reached its enrollment target goal when it hit 5,107 providers on Dec. 15. Announcement

And Finally... Beats getting a full-body scan. Article