From Promise to Reality: Achieving the Value of an EHR
Providers of all sizes can reap both tangible and intangible benefits from an EHR investment.
By Beverly Bell, Kelly Thornton
Adopting a Data-Driven Approach to Underpayment RecoveryBy Dave Hennigan, Sager Chowlera
Making Informed Capital Investment Decisions for Clinical Technology
CFOs should incorporate data-based analyses in determining whether to support purchases of clinical equipment and whether to redeploy existing equipment.
By Brian Poplin
Meaningful Abuse: The Rush Towward EHR Implementation
An examination of the problems several hospitals have encountered in the rush to implement EHRs could help other organizations avoid similar challenges.
By Elise Ames, Vince Ciotti, Barry Mathis
Bottom-Line Booster: Extending Medical Equipment Life Without Compromising CareBy Dale Hockel, Robert Hughes
Leveraging Healthcare IT to Improve Operational Performance
The use of technology to automate clinical workflows at The Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pa., has reduced hospital-acquired MRSA infections and catheter-associated urinary tract infections and enhanced documentation of preexisting ulcers.
By John Glaser, Ray Hess
Web Extra: 7 Keys to Improving Clinical Performance by Automating Workflows
Can EHRs and HIEs Get Along with HIPAA Security Requirements
By Christine Sarrico, Jim Hauenstein
The Physician Value Index: A Tool for Effective Physician IntegrationBy Jay Reddy
Valuing Goodwill: Not-for-Profits Prepare for Annual Impairment Testing
Accounting standards for valuing goodwill and intangible assets are becoming more rigorous for not-for-profit organizations
By Christian Heuer, Mary Ann Travers
The Brave, New World of HIEs
A study of health information exchanges that have been deployed across the United States quantifies the potential value that can be gained from HIEs and the obstacles providers could face.
By Jason Hess
From the Chair
Investing in Technology that Saves Lives
Although payment structures often don't reflect the value of life-saving technologies such as stroke telemedicine, HFMA Chair Debi Kuchka-Craig tells why these technologies can be a wise investment now.
By Deborah Kuchka-Craig, FHFMA
From the President
The Drive for Value in Health Care
Health system changes require that providers undertand and achieve value--higher quality at lower cost.
By Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA
From the Editor
Leading by Listening
Leaders often need to hone their ability to listen and respond, as this story about a college professor illustrates.
By Robert Fromberg, Editor-in-Chief
Eye on Washington
Fiscal Proposals Have Far-Reaching Implications for Providers
By Chad Mulvany
Does the Strategic Plan Require Updating Because of Healthcare Reform?
By Alan M. Zuckerman
Hospital Profit Margins Increase in the First Half of 2010
Member Spotlight: Drawing with Flame
Publication Date: Tuesday, February 01, 2011