Thursday, May 17, 2012

Health Info Tech is Top Spending Priority in 2012

Not-for-profit hospitals ranked investing in health IT as their top capital spending priority, according to a survey conducted by Fitch Ratings.

On a scale of one to five, with one being of the greatest importance and five being of the least importance, investments in IT were of the greatest importance with an average rating of 1.7.
"Expanded IT capabilities are a key cornerstone of healthcare reform...[and]... IT is expected to help hospitals decrease costs.." - Fitch Rating
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Sources:
(a) Capital Expenditure Trends Among Nonprofit Hospitals - Fitch Rating, May 17, 2012

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