Hospital CEO pay based more on technology, patient satisfaction

A new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine on the compensation of 1,877 hospital chief executive officers indicates they are likely to receive pay increases based on the deployment of technology and patient satisfaction scores, but not for improving patient outcomes or survival rates, beefing up charitable care or even some key financial metrices. Technology deployment added $135,862 to CEO pay on average, and $51,706 for good patient satisfaction scores. Average compensation of the CEOs surveyed  was $595,781 in 2009, the most recent year available. The median compensation was $404,938. Read the full FierceHealthcare article.