hfm March 2010 Cover

Inside this issue:

Ian Morrison: CFOs Are Crucial to Hospitals' Survival

Cost Reduction: Identifying the Opportunities

The Fixed-Cost Dilemma: What Counts When Counting Cost-Reduction Efforts?

The People Structure of Quality Improvement

Innovative Approaches to Cost Containment

Talent Management in a Time of Cost Management

How Do Your Case Managers Rate on Financial Performance?

Physicians at the CFO's Door: What's Your Response to Requests for New Technology

Building a World-Class A/P Function: How UPMC Went Paperless

Does Your Organization Have a Central Processing Office?

Preparing for a RAC Audit: Yale-New Haven Hospital

Taking Cost Management to the Next Level

Life Lessons from Outpatient Registration

Regrouping on Healthcare Reform

Measuring Quality Improvement

How Technology Can Help Drive Collaborative Performance Improvement

Prioritizing Capital Projects When Cash Is Scarce

National Average Costs by Department for Heart Failure and Shock

Member Spotlight: A Friendship That Stretches Across Nations

Book Shelf: Financial Shock Discusses Impact of Easy Credit on Housing Crisis

Overheard

Web Extra: A Scorecard to Facilitate Dialogue