While some studies show that investment in CT, MRI, and other imaging technology is on the rise, prolonged uncertainty around health care reform and the subsequent impact on reimbursements makes it difficult for many providers to commit to an investment in new technology, writes Victoria Terekhova,vice president specializing in health care equipment financing at Key Equipment Finance, in Radiology Today.
"But innovation isn't just the way of the future for technology companies and health care providers; innovation is also paving the way for new types of equipment financing," Terekhova says.
"As technology has evolved from traditional hardware and software to more service-based solutions, finance companies have had to adapt to increasing demands from clients who are looking for more flexible equipment financing solutions, primarily driven by technology advancements across all industries.
"This is good news for imaging providers, who can now take advantage of these same nonstandard forms of equipment financing that have been largely driven by the information technology and cloud services industries. For both private imaging centers and hospitals, new, more flexible forms of financing can open the door to improving patient care through cost-effective investments in imaging innovation."
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