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Journal of Information Systems Education

Abstract

The need for rigorous and relevant education in healthcare information management systems (HIMS) has been well documented. HIMS curriculum planners must continually assess the needs of the industry to ensure that HIMS programs are current and applicable. Additionally, HIMS concentration programs, designed to augment health administration, management, and allied health curriculum, must offer only the most important HIMS knowledge areas due to the limited number of courses that can be included in this format. Therefore, HIMS program planners must continually assess employer perceptions regarding program content importance and relevance. A survey was conducted to determine the HIMS knowledge areas that are deemed most important by healthcare CIOs. The results of this study were then compared to a similar study conducted in 1998 to determine if there have been any significant changes in CIO perception regarding HIMS knowledge area importance.

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