2023 Health System Trends

A Guidehouse and Healthcare Financial Management Association survey analysis on financial and operational hospital and health system trends amid industry volatility.

A Guidehouse Center for Health Insights analysis found that 95% of hospital and health system executives are projecting outpatient volumes to increase in 2023, with 40% expecting increases of 10% or more. Leaders are also focused on ramping up digital care, reducing their reliance on traveling clinicians, and hiring more advanced practitioners and behavioral health providers this year.

The analysis is based on a Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) survey of 182 hospital and health system CEOs, CFOs, COOs, and other executives conducted in collaboration with Guidehouse. Executives shared projections for 2023 in the following areas:

  • Volume Distribution
  • Workforce Challenges
  • Staffing Distribution
  • Areas with the Greatest Budget Increase

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