Healthcare providers are shifting their focus from providing inpatient services to providing outpatient services—and their investment priorities reflect this, according to a survey.
Some key stats from this article…
- 69% of survey respondents projected an increase in outpatient volume for 2013, while only 35% predicted an increase in inpatient volume
- 43% of respondents plan to make health IT their biggest capital investment in 2013, up from 21% two years ago
- 22% of respondents were part of an Accountable Care Organization, and 55% planned to be part of one by 2014