The HIMSS survey, from the The Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, finds that only 35 percent of respondents have easy access to electronic data.
Healthcare organizations are embracing the need for information transparency to drive clinical transformation, but they still require the tools and capabilities to make data available in real time and reduce the burden on scarce resources. These are among the key findings from the HIMSS 2011 Clinical Transformation Survey, sponsored by McKesson.
Three-quarters of respondents indicated they already have in place or are establishing a formal leadership team to address clinical transformation. However, less than half of the organizations reported sharing clinical measures with their staff and less than a third share financial data with employees, indicating an opportunity to improve transparency across stakeholders.