2022 BDO Healthcare CFO Outlook Survey

Two years into a global pandemic, the healthcare industry reckoning is in full force.

Frontline workers’ heroics are still on full display, patient preferences remain in flux, and balance sheets show equal signs of strength and reasons for serious concern.

The 2022 BDO Healthcare CFO Outlook Survey finds that despite battling burnout, boosting vaccine administration and managing compliance burdens, the industry is betting big on transformation — boldly investing in the future, even in a time of uncertainty.

Healthcare CFOs expect to beat the odds. They have high expectations for performance in 2022 but will need to get creative to find the right partners, expand patient capabilities and dodge significant risks.

Explore the survey findings to discover healthcare CFOs’ upcoming plans — and problems — in the year ahead

"Our nation’s healthcare heroes continue to impress. Even battling against sustained financial and operational strain, healthcare CFOs remain forward looking — pushing ahead partnerships and transformation to build a future of care that is patient-centric, sustainable and digitally driven."

Partner and National Leader, The BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation


The 2022 BDO Healthcare CFO Outlook Survey polled 100 healthcare industry CFOs with revenues ranging from $250 million to $3 billion in October 2021. The survey was conducted by Rabin Research Company, an independent marketing research firm, using Op4G’s panel of executives.


12% $250M-$500M

48% $501M-$750M

26% $751M-$999M

9% $1B-$2B

3% $2B-$3B

2% $3B+


50% Private

32% Public (PE/VC backed)

18% Private (Independent)

Type of Healthcare Organization

20% Hospital/Heath system

20% Academic medical center

20% Physician/Provider group

20% Outpatient/ASC

20% Long term/post-acute, home health

Patient Population

66% Private

33% Suburban

1% Rural