In this era of healthcare reform, hospitals are scrutinizing costs and being forced to make tough decisions affecting patients and their own financial status. Health technology acquisition decisions are becoming increasingly important as the costs associated with making wrong decisions continue to escalate. With the array of new technologies clamoring for attention, evidence is needed to determine which to adopt.
Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will require hospitals to consider patient outcomes rather than strategic marketing objectives or physician preferences when evaluating and acquiring health technologies. New and emerging technologies, however, often have a limited evidence base with regard to their relative effectiveness and impact on patient outcomes.
Our white paper, Making Technology Acquisition Decisions: Ten Questions to Ask When Evaluating Technologies That Have a Limited Evidence Base, is designed to assist hospitals and healthcare systems when making decisions about acquiring health technologies. This resource is available as a complimentary download when you register.