The Medical Imaging Confidence Index (MICI) composite score remains stable in Q2 2018, continuing to hover around 110 (“neutral”) since Q1, 2017.
However, the representative mix of responding radiology administrators and business managers was divided based on institution size regarding their level of confidence in their ability to maintain/grow as a profit center. Larger (>300 bed) hospitals continue to have higher confidence than smaller (Less than 100 bed) hospitals in imaging growth and profit potential. Regionally, West Central and Pacific hospitals are showing some concerns about access to capital for imaging equipment and IT needs:
“Money is tight, DSH payments are slow coming this year, changing the entire perspective on operating income. The California OSHPD related costs significantly inflate the cost to upgrade capital equipment in Imaging and other departments.” – Imaging Director, CA, 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.