Hospital PMI® at 64.1%; January 2022 Hospital ISM® Report On Business®


TEMPE, Arizona., February 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Economic activity in the hospital sub-sector grown up in january for the 20th month in a row, the country’s hospital supply officials say in the latest Hospital ISM® Business report®.

The report was released today by Nancy LemasterMBA, President of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Hospital Business Survey Committee: “The Hospital PMI® recorded 64.1% in January, a 0.3 percentage point increase from December’s reading of 63.8%, indicating a 20th consecutive month of growth. The business activity index hit its highest level since June 2020. The new orders index rose in January compared to December. The employment index remained in contraction at its lowest level since May 2020. The Case Mix Index fell to 55%, down 4 percentage points from December’s reading of 59%. The Days Payable Outstanding Index recorded 47.5%, the same reading as December. The tech spending index recorded 54.5%, an increase of 2.5 percentage points from December’s reading of 52%. »

LeMaster continues, “The influx of COVID-19 patients and workforce constraints were top of mind for Hospital Business Survey Committee respondents. Many commented on staff absences due to COVID-19 and the inability to hire and retain staff. In April and May 2020, the contraction in employment was intentional and mainly due to temporary furloughs as the industry reacted to the shutdowns. A lack of supply is at the root of the current contraction in the employment index. Despite labor and supply shortages, the business activity index soared to 74%, a figure that has only been reached three times since the start of the survey in April 2018. Supply disruptions continue, with many panelists citing illness and trucker shortages as factors. A few panelists remarked that COVID-19 cases were stabilizing in their areas and hoped they were starting to decline.”

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12-month average – 61.9

High – 64.5

Low – 57.5

About this report

The information compiled in this report relates to the month of January 2022.

Hospital PMI® was developed in conjunction with the Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM), an association for the healthcare supply chain profession, and a group of professional members of the American Hospital Association (AHA ).

The data presented here is obtained from a survey of hospital supply managers based on information they collected within their respective organizations. ISM® makes no representations, other than as set forth in this release, regarding each company’s data collection procedures. The data should be compared to all other sources of economic data when used in decision making.

Data and method of presentation

the Hospital ISM® Business report® is based on data compiled by hospital purchasing and supply managers nationwide. Survey responses reflect the change, if any, in the current month compared to the previous month. For each of the metrics measured (Business Activity, New Orders, Employment, Supplier Deliveries, Inventory, Price, Price: Pharmaceuticals, Price: Supplies, Order Backlog, Imports, Inventory Sentiment, Case Mix, Days Payable Remaining, Technology Spend and Contactless Orders), this report shows the percentage reporting each response and the spread index. The answers represent raw data and are never modified. Beginning in January 2021the Business report® staff and consultants collect market information to better validate the export index. Export index data is still being collected.

Hospital PMI® is a composite index calculated from the following indices, equally weighted: commercial activity, new orders, employment and supplier deliveries. Diffusion indices have the properties of leading indicators and are convenient summary measures showing the prevailing direction of change and the magnitude of change. A hospital PMI® an index above 50% indicates that the hospital sub-sector is generally expanding; below 50% indicates that it is generally declining. For the sub-indices, with the exception of deliveries to suppliers, an index above 50% indicates that the sub-index is generally expanding; less than 50% indicates that it is generally contracting. A Supplier Deliveries Index above 50% indicates slower deliveries and below 50% indicates faster deliveries.

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Supply Management Institute® (ISM®) serves supply management professionals in more than 90 countries. Its 50,000 members around the world manage approximately US$1 trillion into the corporate and government supply chain every year. Founded in 1915 as the world’s first supply management institute, ISM is committed to advancing the practice of supply management to generate value and competitive advantage for its members, contributing thus to a prosperous and sustainable world. ISM® leads the profession through the ISM® Business report®its renowned certification programs and the ISM® Advance Digital platform. ISM® Business report® has been issued by the association since 1931, except for a four-year hiatus during World War II.

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