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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.
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.
R. Milton Johnson, president and CEO at HCA, discusses his role an example of how finance leaders are becoming increasingly involved in operations, strategic planning, and, most important, quality.
It is good strategy, and stewardship, to identify and develop the individuals and teams in an organization with the greatest influence on the successful implementation of strategic plans.
Attention to detail can be the difference between a positive outcome and a derailed initiative.
John Katsianis, CPA, CFO and vice president of finance at Christian Hospital, discusses the key role of finance in setting priorities and goals for quality improvement.
Healthcare finance professionals can make the most of career opportunities by recognizing what they can do today to improve quality, reduce cost, and help build a better healthcare system.
Although a focus on quality and customer service is important, healthcare leaders should not shy away from a focus and branding on cost efficiency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The use of data analytics is emerging as a key discipline for healthcare finance.
Gordon Edwards, CFO at Gundersen Lutheran health System, talks about lessons learned about implementing EHR incentive payments.
Cloud technology can help hospitals find innovative ways to capture, manage, store, and share information with potential cost savings.
Hospital CFOs play an important role in driving the economic value of their organization’s medical practices.
Dean Swindle, executive vice president, business services, and CFO at Catholic Health Initiatives, discusses his organization's capital allocation strategy.
As the healthcare system changes, hospitals need to look at themselves with a fresh perspective.
HFMA incoming Chair Greg Adams discusses the need for healthcare finance professionals to believe in themselves, their colleagues, and their organizations.
Providers should include all healthcare industry stakeholders, including payers, in discussions of how to meet industry challenges. Diversity is important, given the reform-related changes ahead.
Henry J. Franey, executive vice president and CFO at the University of Maryland Medical System, discusses the role of finance in an organizational merger.
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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