CFOs Eye Brighter Financial Days Ahead

Karen Minich-Pourshadi, June 27, 2011

There's a barrage of data in healthcare – I'm not just talking about patient and billing data – I'm talking about the multitude of surveys that offer insights on the direction of healthcare and the economy. While there may be a lot of information coming at you, this research offers key insights as to the direction your peers see healthcare moving—so pay heed.

In the last few months several reports have echoed similar sentiments: Healthcare CFOs aren't optimistic about healthcare reform or the economy. Yet in spite of the pessimism, financial leaders think the future is looking up and capital expenditure plans are being dusted off.

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Healthcare reform doesn't make CFOs feel all warm and fuzzy. There are a lot of costly directives in this legislation, so it's understandable that 61% of financial leaders have responded that they feel healthcare reform will have a negative impact on their business. The finding, from the recently released GE Capital CFO Survey, was part of a larger look at the opinions of CFOs across seven major industries including healthcare.

Karen Minich-Pourshadi Karen Minich-Pourshadi is a Senior Editor with HealthLeaders Media. Twitter


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