HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report: 2012 Industry Survey

Press Releases, February 20, 2012

Featuring unbiased data and analysis direct from top healthcare leaders, the HealthLeaders Media 2012 Industry Survey, in its fourth year mapping the state of the industry, is now available for download. Revealing targeted priorities and concerns from within the industry's C-suite, this comprehensive project, conducted by the HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Unit, breaks down results into multiple reports that explore issues of special interest to finance, physician, nurse, and senior leadership.

This comprehensive industry survey is available for free download at

New in 2012, the HealthLeaders Media CEO survey features insights from over 100 prominent leaders. Of those surveyed, 30% listed care coordination as their greatest strategic challenge, with improving patient experience as a more distant second top challenge (cited by 17% of CEOs). In addition to the CEO survey, additional data has also been extracted and reports created based on community and rural status, and service lines.

This exclusive, original research and analysis offers key insights from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders. Among the findings:

  • 60% describe their organization's prospects for growth as strong or very strong
  • 66% of CEOs say no more than one-tenth of their organization's senior leadership is physicians
  • 21% of senior leaders say they are cutting back on high-level, high-price technology for service lines
  • 56% of finance leaders plan increased capital spending in 2012
  • 53% of physician leaders say the healthcare industry is on the wrong track
  • 42% of nurse leaders say physician abuse or disrespect of nurses is common
  • 51% of community and rural leaders say their prospects for growth are strong or very strong, compared to 66% of non-rural leaders
  • 60% of service line leaders expect revenue growth in primary care

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  • Best Original Research: HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey
  • Best Feature Series: HealthLeaders Service Lines