Market Surveys


Don’t miss the new in-depth survey analysis reports from HIDA Research & Analytics. Exclusive primary research conducted by HIDA is analyzed and presented in a graphic format highlighting key areas for each market. Insights reflect decision factors weighed and services valued by supply chain leaders who influence purchasing trends. Get the insider info!  Free to members.


For market survey information contact: Ann Peters, 703-838-6108.



2017 Acute Care Market Survey


New Hospitals Use Distribution for Physician Preference Item Cost Reduction

Hospital CFOs and supply chain executives report that investment, growth, and cost control are key strategic objectives for their organizations in our 2017 Acute Care Market Survey. Nearly half of hospitals are exploring purchasing physician preference items (PPI) through distribution instead of directly from the manufacturer in order to reduce supply chain waste and control costs. Nearly all hospital executives who are purchasing PPI through distribution say they are satisfied with their organization’s decision go this route.

This year, hospitals plan on making significantly more investment in capital equipment, while continuing to acquire physician practices. While cost control is a priority, supply budgets are projected to have moderate growth. More hospitals are focusing on controlling costs and attracting talented personnel compared to last year.


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2017 Laboratory Care Market Survey


New Reimbursement Climate Determines Strategic Priorities

Our panel of laboratory directors and managers tells us they are projecting volumes to grow between 1% and 5% next year in our 2017 Laboratory Market Survey. They attribute volume increases to marketing efforts and additional capacity. Learn what tests have increased during the past year, and how they expect their send outs to change next year.

Laboratories are experiencing a challenging reimbursement climate, 55% say they expect the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) to have a negative revenue impact on their lab. This challenging climate has made cost control a leading priority for labs, and is the leading factor impacting supply budgets.


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2016 Physician Office Market Survey


Revenue, Recruiting and Growth

The 2016 HIDA Physician Office Market Survey looks at current service offerings, expansion plans, and future medical supply purchasing, as reported by HIDA’s exclusive research panel of physician office managers. The report also takes an in-depth look at purchasing within system-owned practices. A majority of practices anticipate increased costs and an aging population will drive medical supply budgets upward over the coming year.


New: 43% of physician offices plan on expansion during the next year. Offices are also embracing technology solutions to improve patient contact, and physicians are starting to utilize telemedicine to enhance patient care.


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2016 Extended Care Market Survey


Acuity, Referrals and Quality Impact Occupancy

The 2016 HIDA Extended Care Market Survey looks at supply chain challenges that are top of mind for providers including staffing, maintaining occupancy and reimbursement issues. The report also looks at strategies in-place to combat these challenges. The participants included 71% SNF administrators, CEOs, presidents and 26% owners. A majority of provider executives report increased acuity at their facilities, even more so than last year’s survey and 73% expect this trend to continue over the next two years.


New: See how skilled nursing facilities are responding to hospitals’ 30-day readmission penalties, and what they are doing to help. 80% of those surveyed say they are partnering with hospitals, and they give us reasons why. SNF Admins also tell us specific actions they are taking to help reduce hospital readmissions.


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