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Hospital CFOs play an important role in driving the economic value of their organization’s medical practices.
Gordon Edwards, CFO at Gundersen Lutheran health System, talks about lessons learned about implementing EHR incentive payments.
As the healthcare system changes, hospitals need to look at themselves with a fresh perspective.
The use of data analytics is emerging as a key discipline for healthcare finance.
Dean Swindle, executive vice president, business services, and CFO at Catholic Health Initiatives, discusses his organization's capital allocation strategy.
Cloud technology can help hospitals find innovative ways to capture, manage, store, and share information with potential cost savings.
In the early 20th century, healthcare industry began to evolve to a separation of business and clinical skills. Today, however, clinical leaders require both sets of skills.
HFMA Chair Debora Kuchka-Craig relates some memorable experiences, and lessons in life, from a recent trip to Texas in which a snow storm caused a 16-hour flight delay.
Leadership development for nurses can have a positive impact on an organization’s bottom line, particularly in light of future financial challenges.
Nicholas Wolter, MD, CEO of Billings Clinic, discusses the health system's efforts to create a culture of collaboration that puts patients' needs first.
Finance should take the lead in purchasing contract development by establishing fair prices up front, gaining physician buy-in, and developing a system of controls.
Vincent Schmitz, senior vice president and CFO at MultiCare Health System, based in Tacoma, Wash., discusses his organization's capital strategy, which helps it succeed and grow.
Healthcare leaders can help solve the nation's healthcare cost problem if they tackle it incrementally.
Finance leaders will have more success getting stakeholders to accept a decision if they discuss assumptions associated with data on which the decision is based and the rationale for use of the data.
FASB’s new Accounting Standards Update 2011-07 will change how healthcare entities accumulate and report major portions of their financial statements.
This issue of hfm shows how to make sure your IT keeps pace with a changing delivery system.
Katherine Arbuckle and Melinda Hancock, both CFOs with the Bon Secours Health System, discuss the system's clinical improvement initiative and leadership model.
John Sperry, CPA, CFO at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, describes his role supporting high-value clinical care and his recognition as a Fellow of the clinic—a rare honor for a nonphysician.
Executives from 19 top-performing critical access hospitals, as measured by five key financial performance indicators, point to nine factors that they deem essential to a CAH's financial success.
Although a focus on quality and customer service is important, healthcare leaders should not shy away from a focus and branding on cost efficiency.
Cyndi Pittman, CFO at Baptist Memorial Health Care-Memphis, discusses her organization’s efforts initiatives to provide value-added services that are also cost-effective.
Making the move to COO or to a new leadership position for health systems—chief administrative officer—is a career step that is becoming increasingly attractive to many healthcare CFOs.
Healthcare leaders can take a lesson from the NBA point guard greats: They will achieve more when they do their best to support their teammates without concern about who is credited for success.
In health care, as in other industries, effective leaders are those who tackle challenges with an energy that is fueled and refueled by an enjoyment of challenge.
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Amy Amick, president, revenue cycle management, and William Davis, vice president, revenue cycle advisory solutions, both with MedAssets, share insights on the industry and techniques to drive sustainable performance improvement.
Eric Ward, president and CEO, Parallon Revenue Cycle Services, discusses key trends in revenue cycle management and factors providers should consider when partnering to advance their revenue cycle performance.
Doug Festermaker, managing partner and executive vice president of health care, Warbird Consulting Partners, shares strategies to leverage outsourced CFO expertise to lead special projects or fill interim roles while recruiting is underway.
Lisa Schneider, CFA, managing director, non-profits & healthcare systems at Russell Investments, offers insights on today’s asset management environment and what to look for when working with a solutions provider to optimize a healthcare organization’s portfolio strategy and manage risk.
Todd W. Lillibridge, president and CEO of Lillibridge Healthcare Services Inc., and executive vice president of medical property operations at Ventas, discusses trends in healthcare real estate strategy and key considerations when choosing a partner for managing a healthcare organization's service and capital needs.
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