More than 27,000 eligible professionals (EPs) are expected to attest for meaningful use for the first time in 2012, according to an informal poll of Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) members conducted by AMDIS in collaboration with Doctors Helping Doctors Transform Health Care.
The results of the informal poll were shared by William F. Bria, II, MD, AMDIS board president and Doctors Helping Doctors co-founder and board member, at the AMDIS Roundtable held at the 2012 Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Las Vegas.
Having adequate organizational and executive leadership buy-in was the factor most cited by those organizations that have or expect to have a majority of their EPs attest for meaningful use by the end of 2012 (84 percent) followed by having adequate medical affairs support (65 percent).
Seventy-two organizations responded to the survey, accounting for approximately 10 percent of the organizations represented by the nearly 2,500 individual members of AMDIS.
AMDIS will release more detailed analysis of the experiences of AMDIS members, in collaboration with Doctors Helping Doctors, in April.