Thursday, January 3, 2013

Health IT to be Largest Investment for Hospitals

Health IT spending is growing, despite a drop in capital expenditures owing to reimbursement cuts and reduced admissions.

Reports by Healthcare IT News as well as Modern Healthcare noted plans to increase health IT spending.
"41% expect capital spending to increase compared with last year...most to health IT... ." Modern Healthcare
Many, such as Dough Strong, CEO of University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Center, plan "Investments in IT are targeted to improving patient safety, creating better ways for patients to communicate with caregivers and also improving efficiency in the clinical workflow."

Is your organization planning increased health IT spending? In which areas?
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Sources:
(a) Health IT to be Largest Capital Investment for Many Hospitals - iHealthBeat, 12/21/12

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