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Hospital Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) have begun to create a new executive hospital position called the Chief Information Officer (CIO). Physicians rarely serve in this capacity, although they continue to be well entrenched as directors of departmental systems. Physicians and particularly pathologists would be well qualified to serve as the Chief Medical Information Officer in hospitals with responsibility for utilization review, medical records, and quality assurance. It is evisioned that such a position would be part-time, with the individual continuing to practice in a medical specialty within a department.
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