Hospital Execs Forecast Higher IT Spending

Rene Letourneau | HealthLeaders Media | April 30, 2013

Admissions will shift significantly from the inpatient to the outpatient setting in 2013 as providers transition to new care delivery models, says a Premier healthcare alliance survey. It also indicates that hospitals will make their biggest capital investments this year in information technology.

In its spring 2013 Economic Outlook, Premier reports that 65% of the 530 survey respondents—mainly hospital C-suite executives and materials and practice area managers—are projecting a decrease in inpatient volume in 2013 compared to 2012.

Accordingly, 69 percent of respondents are projecting an increase in 2013 outpatient volume compared to 2012.