The economics of IT & hospital performance

February 2007
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The economics of IT & hospital performance

At a glance

PwC studied US hospitals by using econometric techniques to investigate the relationship between IT adoption and organizational performance in hospitals. The report, which is intended for an executive-level audience, highlights PwC's study design, results, and conclusions.

A population study reveals challenges and opportunities

Hospital executives are left to wonder: Will an investment in healthcare IT really pay off? How sizable an investment is required and how long will it take to realize a return? To explore these questions, PwC studied US hospitals by using econometric techniques to investigate the relationship between IT adoption and organizational performance in hospitals.The report, which is intended for an executive-level audience, highlights PwC's study design, results, and conclusions.