At a roundtable discussion held at HIMSS12 in Las Vegas, the moderator, Anthony Guerra, editor-in –chief of, enumerated a few of the issues spiking health CIO workloads: computerized physician order entry, electronic health records, electronic medication administration and the now-delayed implementation of ICD-10. Taken individually, each of the issues is a challenge in its own right--taken collectively and combined with staffing issues common throughout the industry, they may be too much, too fast for CIOs to handle.

“The load on the CIO position is untenable,” Guerra said.

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