The Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI) remains stable in Q1 2018, though imaging directors remain concerned about reimbursement. Larger (300+ bed) hospitals indicate a continuation of a year-long trend of increased confidence for access to capital for imaging equipment and IT needs; however, among the directors at small hospitals (Less than 100 beds), confidence in access to capital has decreased.
Current MICI data show that the composite industry confidence has been relatively strong and trending positively along with the strong economy. A notable departure from the Q4 2017 MICI is an upward movement in administrators’ confidence that their department will maintain or grow as a profit center. Comments from the survey reveal that a prior focus on interventional procedures and operational efficiencies continues:
“As a strategic initiative and to improve resource allocation, integration plans are being developed to make Cardiac Cath and Interventional Radiology one service line, thereby reducing operational costs and increasing efficiency.” – Imaging Director, USA
To see just how confident Hospital Imaging Directors really are, view the complete survey results here.
As a reminder, MICI was co-developped by The MarkeTech Group (TMTG) and the association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) using TMTG’s imagePRO™ panel of US medical imaging administrators. MICI enables you to benchmark the business climate in imaging with quarterly findings about current and future trends for medical imaging reimbursement, revenue, cost, purchasing, and growth. If you’re ready to use detailed MICI report findings to improve your imaging forecasting process, please contact us to learn more.