2011 Capital Spend: EMR Dominates Hospital Budgets


The challenging economic climate continues to force financial leaders to make cuts and get creative with budgets, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report: 48% of healthcare leaders have delayed capital projects and 40% have eliminated some projects in 2011 due to the economic crisis.

This exclusive, original research and analysis offers key insight into capital spending from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders, including:

  • 42% of healthcare leaders anticipate having difficulty accessing capital for capital expense projects
  • 47% of healthcare organizations plan to accomplish capital expense projects using charitable donations or endowments
  • 52% of healthcare leaders place improvement to quality of care as a leading priority for capital need; only 14% say return on investment is the primary factor in the decision

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