I think the main story for 2009 will be financial survival for
hospitals. There are dual tsunamis about to hit. Onedisappearing
investment income, and twocash flow problems, weak collections and more
write-offs from a weak economy.
With more consumer-based healthcare, the days of hospitals doing well
in a recession are gone.
Frozen capital budgets and demolished IT budgets will be the norm. If
a company is selling clinical systems 'forgetaboutit,' if a company is selling
revenue cycle-management systems (or bolt-ons), it should be their year.
Frank PoggioPresidentThe Kelzon GroupBarrington, Ill.To submit a letter to YOUR VIEWS, click here. Please include your name, title, company and hometown.
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