A new survey from the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is shedding light on an interesting situation in the current moment in the forward evolution of patient care organizations within the U.S. The survey, sponsored by CHIME and by the Santa Clara, Calif.-based LeanTaaS, a Santa Clara, California-based vendor company focused on data-driven insights for healthcare leaders. As Sangreev Agrarwal, president, healthcare, and CMO, at LeanTaas, wrote recently in a LinkedIn group, A recent survey of CHIME CIOs reveals a continued disconnect between the availability of EHR data and its ability to influence both revenue and operating margins in hospitals. The survey, conducted by CHIME and LeanTaaS, asked hospital CIOs five questions about their perceptions with regard to EHR electronic health records data and attempts to increase both operating margins and revenue at their institutions. Here’s what the survey found: in responding to five questions about their perceptions with regard to EHR data and attempts to increase both operating margins and revenue at their institutions, survey respondents cited improving clinical outcomes as the most effective use of EHR data (24 percent) over increasing operational efficiencies (10 percent).

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