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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.
Hospital CFOs play an important role in driving the economic value of their organization’s medical practices.
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.
The use of data analytics is emerging as a key discipline for healthcare finance.
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.
Leadership development for nurses can have a positive impact on an organization’s bottom line, particularly in light of future financial challenges.
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.
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.
Nicholas Wolter, MD, CEO of Billings Clinic, discusses the health system's efforts to create a culture of collaboration that puts patients' needs first.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leaders often need to hone their ability to listen and respond, as this story about a college professor illustrates.
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.
Dale Hockel, senior vice president of operations, and Jim Fanelli, CFO, TriMedx, share strategies for elevating clinical engineering through innovative management programs.
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.
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