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5 Financial Trends That Will Affect Hospitals and Health Systems in 2022

Healthcare financial leaders are more optimistic about the ability to adjust to the changing business environment as we head into 2022. The year doesn’t come without its challenges, though and we’ve identified the trends that are influencing health systems, hospitals and physician practices.

The below infographic highlights just four of the trends expected to trigger a fundamental shift across healthcare in 2022 and beyond. In all, CommerceHealthcare® identified 11 financial trends that will shape the healthcare industry. To learn more about these trends, check out the 2022 Healthcare Financial Trends Report.

5 financial trends shaping healthcare in 2022


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