Of the 60 U.S. Executives participating in the survey, 33 respondents represented multiple hospitals or health systems with a complete of at least 225 hospitals, 15 responded for an individual academic medical center, and 12 responses had been for a single hospital that had not been an academic medical center. Altogether, the survey included more than 250 hospitals. The respondents were almost equally divided between IT executives and operational executives, including ceos, chief economic officers and chief operating officers. CSC’s Global Healthcare Services Group, which serves healthcare providers, health plans, pharmaceutical and medical gadget manufacturers, and allied industries all over the world, is a global innovator in transforming the health care industry through the effective usage of information to boost healthcare outcomes, decision-producing and operating efficiency.Worldwide medical products sales increased 15.6 %; with 58.9 % growth in global vascular sales driven by the continued success of the XIENCE V drug-eluting stent , which became the market-leading DES in the U.S. Through the fourth quarter. Last week, Abbott announced the acquisition of Advanced Medical Optics , strengthening and growing Abbott’s medical device business with a worldwide market head in ophthalmology. Global dietary sales improved 11.0 %, up more than 15 % internationally and nearly 7 % in the U.S.