In today’s climate, healthcare providers face increased economic, regulatory and competitive pressures, all of which threaten to reduce revenue and squeeze already decreasing margins. Rising bad debt costs due to the uninsured, increased government scrutiny, and a rise in hospital consumerism are forcing physicians and hospitals to improve clinical, financial and operational performance. The recent issues in the economy have only exacerbated many of these challenges, driving hospitals and ambulatory physicians to cut costs through layoffs...