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Reform Requires Resilience: A Holistic Model for Success

By Edward J.Giniat, John M. Farrell

Structural and behavioral changes resulting from the consequences of healthcare reform will create new risks. CFOs need a disciplined process for managing such risks more effectively.


Managing the Risks: Healthcare Reform's Challenge to Hospitals

By Jeff Goldsmith

In this commentary, Jeff Goldsmith examines the challenges and risks hospitals face under health reform.

Managing Risk Through a Global Capital Capacity

By James W. Blake, Eric A Jordahl

To effectively manage risk, hospitals should develop a global capital strategy that includes philosophy, a policy, a plan, and a clear implementation process.

5 Strategies for Coordinating Postacute Care

By David Johnson, David Burik

As healthcare reform unfolds, developing strategies for coordinating postacute care will be essential to improving quality of care, reducing costs, and protecting revenue.

Avoiding Fraud Risks Associated with EHRs

By Jeffrey R. Helton

An EHR can reduce a provider's exposure to risk posed by the fraudulent use of healthcare data, but only to the extent that the provider has established proper controls.

Your Hospital's Strategy for Managing Total Cost of Risk

By Gregory L. Daniels, Stephen Tisdell

In deciding how much property and casualty risk to retain, a hospital needs to identify a risk-retention level that suits its appetite for risk and satisfies certain financial performance indicators.

Focus Areas


Managed Care Contracting and Payment Reform: Avoiding a Showdown

By Michael E. Nugent

Unless payers and providers team up to manage the transition to payment reform, the number of public standoffs between them will increase substantially. CFOs can help avoid such showdowns.


Healthcare IT Trends Raise Bar for Information Security

By John Glaser, Jennings Aske

Increasing the security of a hospital's and physician practice's information systems is more critical now than ever.


From the Chair

Step Up and Be a Part of the Solution

By Debora Kuchka-Craig, FHFMA

It's time to look at ways patients, physicians, and payers can step up and work together to find solutions to problems such as inappropriate ED utilization.

From the President

Step Up to the Challenges of Reform

By Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA

Providers can should adopt several strategies now meet the industry's challenges and position their organizations for success under healthcare reform.

From the Editor

Risk and Resilience

By Robert Fromberg, Editor-In-Chief

Eye on Washington

Healthcare Reform: Time to Attend to the Details

By Gail R. Wilensky


Mentoring in Health Care: A Protégé's Perspective

By Jonathan Shap

Capital Finance

Tax-Exempt Bond Compliance: What Should You Be Doing

By David J. Kates, Steve Womack


Member Spotlight: Close Call

Strategies for Working Your Social Network

Executive Interview

Kevin Brennan on Value-Driven Innovation

Publication Date: Thursday, July 01, 2010

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