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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.
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.
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.
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.
As the healthcare system changes, hospitals need to look at themselves with a fresh perspective.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four CFOs share how they rose to the position of CEO and offer strategies for other CFOs hoping to make the transition.
Healthcare CFOs need to replace numbers thinking with vision and strategy.
HFMA is fostering an exchange of information between the U.K. and U.S. about quality and cost.
Four healthcare finance leaders share their strategies for creating a roadmap for change that leads to cost efficiencies and accountability as cornerstones of a new culture.
Leading change goes beyond merely adapting to it.
Getting people excited about change requires showing them where the change leads.
Katherine Arbuckle and Melinda Hancock, both CFOs with the Bon Secours Health System, discuss the system's clinical improvement initiative and leadership model.
FASB’s new Accounting Standards Update 2011-07 will change how healthcare entities accumulate and report major portions of their financial statements.
Healthcare leaders can help solve the nation's healthcare cost problem if they tackle it incrementally.
A business specialist offers five strategies for effectively working with physicians to improve value.
As you consider technology investments, keep your community in mind.
This issue of hfm shows how to make sure your IT keeps pace with a changing delivery system.
Brian Kueppers, founder and CEO, Apex, discusses the importance of a robust patient payment strategy in boosting organization revenue and enhancing patient satisfaction.
Brian Grazzini, CFO, HealthPort, describes the importance of efficient and compliant information exchange and audit management in helping HIM staff spend less time on paperwork and more on mission-critical projects.
Cindy Matthews, executive vice president, Community Hospital Corporation, discusses how rural and community hospitals can use collaborative partnering to position for success through tough market conditions.
Rick Heise, senior vice president, revenue cycle, at Cerner Corporation, discusses the importance of integrating clinical and financial data to excel in health care’s changing payment environment.
Dale Hockel, senior vice president of operations, and Jim Fanelli, CFO, TriMedx, share strategies for elevating clinical engineering through innovative management programs.
Russ Graney, founder and CEO for Aidin, and John Laursen, head of business development for Aidin, share insights on how to improve care transitions between acute and post-acute care settings and incentivize high-quality patient outcomes.
Scott Elston, strategic accounts manager, GE Healthcare Services, describes how substantial cost reduction in health care requires rethinking business strategy and asset use.
Robert Williams, MD, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Arielle Freiberger, product strategist, ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte, explain how sophisticated retrospective, real-time, and predictive data analytics can inform decision making to reduce costs and improve care.
Stuart Hanson, director of business development (healthcare solutions) at Citi Retail Services, discusses how improving the payment experience can benefit consumers and healthcare providers.
Scott Schmidt, vice president, Cerner RevWorks, LLC, shares insights on best practices for maximizing a revenue cycle management partnership.
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