BI&T July/August 2016
With finite budgets and high stakes for patient care, making savvy purchasing decisions surrounding major healthcare technology has never been more important, or more complex, for hospitals. The changing healthcare landscape is a big reason why hospitals are becoming more deliberate about capital planning and procurement for their growing portfolios of medical devices and systems. The dynamics of healthcare, from the emphasis on population health and keeping people healthy outside of the hospital to innovations in healthcare technology, mean that planning for change is a given. Experts interviewed for this issue’s cover story revealed a number of emerging themes to help inform capital planning and procurement efforts, including paying close attention to the healthcare ecosystem and the increased demand for system integration and wireless connectivity.
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