Asset-light vs. Asset-heavy Private Medical Practices

Posted by Clark Love on Jun 3, 2021 5:18:49 PM

Whether you are an administrator, owner, or someone who is involved in some way with the running of a medical practice, you are likely going to already know about both asset-light and asset-heavy medical practice designs.

If you are, however, unfamiliar with these terms, then knowing the difference between them can be extremely helpful in weighing up how to design a medical practice and where capital should be allocated.

An asset-heavy medical practice is one with a large amount of capital invested in equipment, the property and building where the practice is located, employees (with a large number of full-time employees), and essentially owns a wide range of assets that allow it to perform as many functions as possible.

An asset-light medical practice on the other hand is one that owns fewer fixed assets, with a minimized quantity of full-time employees that focuses more on using outsourcing vendors to provide patients with a full range of medical and diagnostic treatments.

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Why are hospitals and large clinics so costly and capital intensive?

Posted by Clark Love on Aug 10, 2016 11:44:03 AM

I am entrepreneur, so I see the business world primarily through an entrepreneur’s eyes.  My role as CEO of BHN takes me inside many large hospitals and clinics.  I am always amazed at how capital intensive these operations are.  They have a device or machine for everything, and all the people with the right skills to operate the equipment as well.  As an entrepreneur, this just does not make sense to me.  As entrepreneur I've learned to look at capital as a very precious resource.   For hospitals, it certainly makes sense to have certain devices/equipment present for critical care needs (i.e. a defibrillator), but for other assets it does not make sense.  It would seem more logical and cost effective to share some of these capital-intensive resources with other locations or even other hospitals. 

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Topics: urodynamics, finance, hospital operations

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