We were pleased to be invited to write an article for Medical Tourism Magazine. Our contribution, “Mistakes Hospitals Make When Adopting New Technologies,” by Karen Matthias, RN, MBA, Vice President Sales and Marketing, appears in the April 17, 2012, newsletter, which is available through this link.
Medical Tourism Magazine is the official magazine of the Medical Tourism Association, an international, nonprofit, trade association for the medical tourism and global healthcare industry. The Medical Tourism Association’s mission is to serve as an unbiased source of information for patients, insurance companies, and employers about top hospitals, their quality of care, and outcomes.
As hospitals around the world struggle to balance fiscal realities with clinical quality, health technology acquisition decisions are becoming increasingly important. In this era of economic uncertainty, it has never been more important to deliver healthcare services that align with evidence-based best practices. Our article highlights some of the pitfalls that institutions should avoid when making technology acquisition decisions so that they meet their goals to enhance the quality of care, control costs, and improve operational efficiency.