In addition to the company INPS supporting this initiative, I would lie to add my personal endorsement of what I perceive to be an essential element of healthcare IT projects. At all levels Clinical involvement is required to ensure that developed products meet the needs of Clinicians.
Well doen EHI for highlighting hte need for CCIOs
BASO~The Association for Cancer Surgery supports and endorses the initiative of the Chief Clinical Information Officer Campaign. Internet access, computer records and powerful computing software increasingly drive daily life. We are undergoing a revolution in society as a result. To maximise the benefits and provide guidance and coordination within our healthcare system our Association endorses this campaign.
Andrew D Baildam
I am responding on behalf of the Health Informatics Subcommittee of the British Association of Dermatologists in my capacity as co-chair of that committee. We have reviewed the circular that you sent asking for comment and support of your proposal. Our committee supports your proposal and would have some points that we feel should be added to an outline of the role.
1. The role should not be combined with that of the Medical Director, where the time allocation and focus of the individual will not allow them to effectively apply themselves to the requirements of the post;
2. The role should attract a specific allocation of time and payment;
3. The job plan of the clinician should timetable presence at regular relevant executive board meetings and also high level trust IT meetings in a manner that does not conflict with the clinical job plan.
We would be interested to have further interaction with your group on this topic.
Dr David de Berker