Working Capital Management
An important element of healthcare finance involves the management of short-term (current) assets and liabilities, which is commonly called, “working capital management. A hospital is likely to have a significant proportion of its balance sheet assets in a range of short-term assets. Address the following requirements:
- Explain some of the aspects of working capital management that a financial manager needs to consider when determining a suitable level of working capital for that organization.
- Explain why you consider these elements to be important and the potential impact they could have on the organization if they are not managed appropriately.
Be sure to support your statements with logic and argument, citing all sources used. Post your initial response early and check back often to continue the discussion.