This research explored impacts of IT spending on hospital financial performance and hospital quality. We developed two research hypotheses accordingly. The first hypothesis was that IT spending would be positively related to the hospital financial performance, and the second hypothesis was that hospitals with higher IT spending would have better quality metrics. We used the 2017 American Hospital Association Survey data and the HCAHPS dataset from Medicare website. We tested three hospital financials and three quality measures. We employed T-Tests and ANOVA models to test the hypotheses. Results were inconclusive for both hypotheses. Evidence showed statistical significance on two out of seven tests.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Lee, C. Christopher; Chagnon, Christopher; and Marfia, Robert, "Does IT Spending Matter on Hospital Financial Performance and Quality?" (2019). Transactions of the International Conference on Health Information Technology Advancement. 62.