Column | Leadership
The predicted “Great Resignation” is upon us, but there are things leaders can do to both stem the losses and seize the opportunity to become an employer of choice.
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News | Leadership
HFMA’s 2021 Leadership Training Conference took place July 25-27 in Orlando. For the first time, chapter leaders could attend either in person or virtually.
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Article | Leadership
In recognition of HFMA’s 75th Anniversary, well-known leaders as well as others who’ve worked behind the scenes reflect on their experiences with the Association.
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Column | Leadership
The predicted “Great Resignation” is upon us, but there are things leaders can do to both stem the losses and seize the opportunity to become an employer of choice.
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Podcast | Leadership Skills Development
Racial disparities in the healthcare industry have long been an issue, with serious effects on outcomes. In this episode, Dr. Rumay Alexander discusses how the industry can begin to rebuild trust and shares some practical advice about how t...
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Column | Financial Leadership
HFMA National Chair Tammie Jackson says healthcare finance professionals must take bold steps to address health disparities and social determinants of health.
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News | Leadership
HFMA’s 2021 Leadership Training Conference took place July 25-27 in Orlando. For the first time, chapter leaders could attend either in person or virtually.
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News | Financial Leadership
HFMA members Amanda Verner Thompson and Vasanta Pundarika named to ABF Journal’s 2021 Top Women in Asset-Based Lending. Seven HFMA members have new positions.
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Article | Leadership
In recognition of HFMA’s 75th Anniversary, well-known leaders as well as others who’ve worked behind the scenes reflect on their experiences with the Association.
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News | Leadership
HFMA announces the winners and runners-up of the Association's Helen Yerger/L. Vann Seawell Best Article Award for outstanding editorial achievement in hfm magazine in fiscal year 2020-2021.
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Column | Leadership
Romance in medicine refers to the passion reflected in the wonder and optimism with which healthcare’s great visionaries in healthcare explored the mysteries beyond human understanding in their times. It is an important quality that should ...
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News | Financial Leadership
Participation in HFMA volunteer leadership roles offers the opportunity to enhance the benefits, products and services provided to HFMA members and healthcare financial professionals across the country.
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Column | Leadership
Lessons learned during the pandemic can ease the transition back to the office and set up leaders for future success.
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Column | Financial Leadership
Tammie L. Jackson, a VP with TransUnion Healthcare, is HFMA's 2021-22 National Chair. She envisions a brighter future for the healthcare finance industry.
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Article | Leadership
Ben Carter, FHFMA, CPA, COO of Trinity Health, offers advice for healthcare finance and operations leaders based on his experience as a pilot and flight instructor, which helped him make the transition from CFO to COO even in the midst of ...
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News | Financial Leadership
Iowa HFMA program chairs share how they planned and hosted the Chapter’s first hybrid post-pandemic event, providing attendees the option to attend either in person or virtually.
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Article | Leadership
As the healthcare industry and the world at large increasingly focus on issues of social justice, Tammie Jackson on June 1 becomes the first Black person to serve as Chair in HFMA’s 75-year history.
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Column | Leadership
By linking rules and regulations to principles and purpose, organizations can gain the trust of their employees and the public and establish a reputation for integrity.
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News | Financial Leadership
HFMA’s first Cost Effectiveness of Health Summit drove home the urgency of improving how healthcare dollars are spent.
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News | Financial Leadership
HFMA’s First Illinois Chapter teams up with other Region 7 chapters to convert its annual CHFP practicum into a virtual region-wide event.
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News | Staff Development
Amy Assenmacher challenges Spectrum Health revenue cycle employees to earn HFMA certification. Peg Burnette and Jeff Hurst selected for new CFO positions.
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Column | Leadership
Michael M. Allen, FHFMA, CPA, reflects on the past two years as his extended term as HFMA's National Chair draws to a close.
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Column | Financial Leadership
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer reflects on the need to assess cost effectiveness of health through the eyes of care purchasers.
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Column | Leadership Skills Development
To boost morale and improve productivity, it’s important for leaders to go beyond words of praise and consider how they can connect with employees on a deeper level.
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Article | Leadership
HFMA remembers two of its founding fathers, and the beginning of it's Chapters.
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Column | Leadership
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer urges healthcare leaders to recognize and address the connections between healthcare finance and racial disparities.
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News | Leadership Skills Development
A plan foiled by COVID-19 became an educational opportunity for the Metropolitan New York Chapter in late 2020.
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Column | Financial Leadership
HFMA Chair Mike Allen says if we take anything away from how the COVID-19 pandemic has kept us from seeing people and doing things we enjoy, it’s to truly appreciate and savor these precious moments in our lives.
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News | Staff Development
HFMA member Ronald J. Kintz retires and now teaches part-time at the University of Miami; we remember two members who died in 2020. Other members take on new jobs.
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Column | Staff Development
To achieve substantive change, leaders must ensure diversity, equity and inclusion are pillars of organizational cultures.
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Case Study | Financial Leadership
The efforts of one health system to meet state and federal price transparency regulations shows the benefit of integrating transparency efforts into a broader organizational strategy.
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Podcast | Leadership
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer interviews Dr. Zeev Neuwirth about the dangers of fee-for-service and how every stakeholder has a responsibility to move the industry forward.
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Article | Leadership
Paola Turchi has sewn close to 500 masks for community members.
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Article | Leadership Skills Development
A virtual fundraiser in HFMA’s Central Ohio Chapter turned into more than a one-off event.
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Podcast | Leadership
Social media can be tricky to navigate. Today, we're talking with Jill Geisler about how to use your social channels for good, and what to consider before you post. Read Jill's latest Leadership column in hfm magazine for more of her tho...
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News | Leadership
Rick Gundling, HFMA’s senior vice president of professional practice, talks about the Association's education plans for 2021 and comments on some hot topics in healthcare.
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News | Financial Leadership
HFMA was launched in 1946 as the American Association of Hospital Accountants, and the first issue of what was to become hfm magazine came a year later.
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Column | Leadership
HFMA's chair urges healthcare finance leaders to be intentional in encouraging many voices to be heard, recognizing cognitive biases that are misleading and helping guide decisions to the best possible outcome.
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Column | Leadership
Leadership of an integrated health system has become an increasingly complex undertaking today because of the many roles a leader must assume.
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News | Financial Leadership
To address the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare finance leaders are considering both internal and external solutions, according to recently issued reports.
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Column | Financial Leadership
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer reflects on pandemic fatigue and what healthcare leaders can do to support their colleagues through the challenging months ahead.
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Column | Leadership Skills Development
The actions and attitudes of leaders help determine whether employees are at risk of becoming overwhelmed by stress to the point where their productivity and possibly their health suffer.
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Podcast | Leadership
Mental health is a tough issue during the best of times, but the additional stress and trauma of living through a pandemic can present new issues and exacerbate existing ones. This week, Ranga Krishnan, professor of psychiatry and the CEO o...
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Column | Staff Development
HFMA’s impressive new e-learning platform upgrades are discussed in this Q&A with Mary Mirabelli, HFMA’s senior vice president of strategy.
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Article | Leadership
Dalton Tong, a Black healthcare executive and two-term member of HFMA's Board in the 1990s, talks about his 50 years of experience in healthcare and his vision of how the sector can address the racial inequities that continue to exist withi...
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Column | Leadership
HFMA Chair Michael Allen points to a lesson healthcare finance leaders can take away from the world's experience with COVID-19.
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News | Staff Development
Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of articles from the past week, including more M&A activity in Q4, an extension of the COVID-19 PHE underway and FTC examination of claims data to help assess impact ...
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Column | Staff Development
This month’s People column features two members: Phyllis Cowling, who is a newly elected trustee on the AHA board and Rick Snyder who shares the news of his retirement.
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Column | Staff Development
The New Jersey and Hudson Valley Chapters combined their efforts to put on a virtual show for their members, while the Greater Heartland Chapter had its members engaged with a ‘Name That Tune’ game.
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Podcast | Staff Development
A year ago, things were looking good for working women. At the end of 2019, the number of women in the workplace surpassed the number of men for the first time in a decade. But the pandemic has driven so many women out of the workforce to u...
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Column | Leadership Skills Development
To exert influence, leaders should strive to establish credibility, reliability and empathy and know how to connect with different members of their teams.
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Column | Financial Leadership
HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer reflects on the unique challenges that 2020 brought and applauds all who stepped up to meet this moment.
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Column | Financial Leadership
The year 2021 brings the promise of big improvement over 2020, and leaders should be thinking about ways to help their organizations capitalize on pending developments.
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Podcast | Leadership
HFMA President and CEO interviews Lee Rivas of CloudMed about his leadership journey and how he's built his team during the pandemic. Rich Daly interviews Nicole Farrow and Andrew Johnson from Change Healthcare about trends and solutions in...
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Column | Staff Development
In this month’s People column, one member explains why earning any or all HFMA certifications is beneficial, one member shares the news of her published article in Nurse Leader magazine and two members announce new job titles.
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Column | Staff Development
An executive with Region 2, which held its Fall institute virtually this year, recommends focusing on sponsorship packages, funding and keeping in mind all the little things that need to be done to host a successful virtual conference.
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Column | Leadership
The question about whether to integrate was answered more than a decade ago. The questions now are, “How do we take full advantage of integration?” and “What do we integrate next and how?”
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Column | Leadership
HFMA's Chair comments on the need for strong leadership through times of changes, citing Thomas Friedman's prediction of a coming "revolution inm edication and work."
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Column | Staff Development
If the healthcare finance industry wants to attract and retain younger generations of workers, it will need to embrace the smarter tech and automated capabilities that help deliver a meaningful work environment to the rising and incoming ge...
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How To | Financial Leadership
"Social proof" is a critical psychological principle that savvy hospital administrators can use to solve complex business issues and dramatically increase their organization's operating performance.
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Column | Leadership Skills Development
As national and global events add to the stress that many already feel during the holidays, leaders can do their part to give team members reason to celebrate.
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Column | Staff Development
HFMA member Bernard Fellner tributes his involvement in HFMA for his career growth after spending 50 years with the organization. And member Fabian Borrego has to complete only one certification to become certified in every certification HF...
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Column | Staff Development
The completion of HFMA’s major upgrade to its online Community platform just as COVID-19 pandemic was provided an improved networking experience and way to get answers to healthcare finance industry questions.
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Column | Staff Development
HFMA’s Arizona Chapter discusses its Grateful Hour virtual get-togethers that include discussions, a meditation and practicing appreciation to help members cope with the pandemic.
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Column | Leadership
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer discusses what healthcare leaders can do to improve diversity and inclusion in healthcare leadership.
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Column | Leadership
HFMA Chair Michael Allen considers the choices healthcare finance leaders can make in responding to the uncertainties posed by challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic, in light of the words to a song by R.E.M.
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Column | Financial Leadership
Healthcare leaders should be aware of the steps they can take to foster diversity and inclusion in the industry workforce, including in leadership positions.
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Column | Leadership Skills Development
Leaders should understand the vital importance of choosing the right second-in-command.
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News | Financial Leadership
Making strategic decisions in the current environment is difficult, but CFOs are leading their organizations by creating a more performance-based culture and adopting an agile financial planning approach.
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Column | Staff Development
Max Smith of the Georgia Chapter discusses details of the ‘Meet Max’ series. New episodes are uploaded roughly every other week to the Georgia Chapter YouTube Channel or at georgiahfma.org.
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Column | Staff Development
Phoenix Children’s Hospital promotes an HFMA member and hires two others – one from the Midwest. Plus, two more members share their new job roles.
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Case Study | Financial Leadership
One key to the success of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center’s cultural transformation was an accompanying focus on business and finance strategy, two leaders said during a presentation at HFMA’s Digital Annual Conference.
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Column | Leadership Skills Development
If not dealt with properly, defensiveness can affect both the workplace environment and a leader’s ability to manage effectively, writes HFMA contributing expert Jill Geisler.
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Case Study | Staff Development
Nebraska Medicine improved the performance of its revenue cycle operation by emphasizing employee engagement.
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Column | Staff Development
We recognize our late members Dauner and Matheney, plus Lindsay's published article in his local newspaper and other members who announce new jobs or promotions.
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Column | Staff Development
Two HFMA Chapters share how they are connecting virtually with their members during the COVID-19 pandemic, including hosting h online events and sharing Chapter highlights in a newsletter.
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Column | Leadership Skills Development
Gretchen Bliss, HFMA’s Director of Meetings and Conferences, shares how amid the COVID-19 pandemic, HFMA and its staff redirected efforts to bring members a six-day Digital Annual Conference in lieu of a live event.
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Column | Leadership
Healthcare leaders can go a long way toward improving the nation's healthcare cost problem by understanding health inequity its origins. Some dislocations have been triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, but others have long existed in the ind...
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Column | Leadership
The recovery plan healthcare organizations use to address the impact of COVID-19 and other factors that have damaged the financial foundations of healthcare delivery are likely to involve increased integration.
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News | Financial Leadership
HFMA’s Annual Conference went all-digital for the first time in 2020, showcasing relevant content to a virtual audience of healthcare finance professionals.
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How To | Financial Leadership
During a six-year process to move its Patient Financial Services department to a full-time work-from-home setup, Spectrum Health learned key lessons and best practices.
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Column | Leadership Skills Development
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer explains what healthcare leaders can do to reduce health inequities related to business operations.
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Column | Leadership Skills Development
With fear, stress and anxiety surging amid current events, leaders of organizations should set a tone of calm and reassurance.
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Article | Financial Leadership
Healthcare organizations can help their remote revenue cycle staff from falling prey to hackers and secure patient health information by following advice from security and privacy experts.
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Article | Leadership
Healthcare finance executive across the nation shared a wide variety of perspectives and experiences regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their organizations and on themselves as leaders.
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Article | Leadership Skills Development
HFMA recognizes the top three winners and top three runners-up of its Helen Yerger/L. Vann Seawell Best Article Award for outstanding editorial achievement in hfm magazine in fiscal year 2019-2020.
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Article | Leadership
Investments in its new membership model and digital platform have enabled HFMA to its provide members with easy access to critical COVID-19 material, education and certifications as well as with free admission to the Association's Digital A...
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Column | Staff Development
A handful of HFMA Chapters share how they spent their time connecting with one another virtually during spring and summer with the stay-at-home mandate due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Article | Leadership
The strategies hospitals and health systems had in place well before the COVID-19 crisis in many instances helped them weather the pandemic. Their stories offer valuable insights for other providers.
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Column | Leadership
The song "Lift Every Voice and Sing," known as the Black national anthem, has a message that continues to have relevance to the nation in this time of struggle, both against the COVID-19 pandemic and against the racial injustice that contin...
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Column | Leadership
In this summer edition of the People column, we remember the lives of four HFMA members who died (all unrelated to COVID-19).
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How To | Financial Leadership
By taking the right approach to collaboration, healthcare finance and clinical leaders can improve results for their patients and their organizations.
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Column | Financial Leadership
In response to the ongoing social justice movement, leaders should thoroughly examine their organizations’ systems and policies.
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News | Financial Leadership
Leaders of healthcare organizations can relate to members of different generations in ways that cater to each group, a leading researcher said during HFMA’s Digital Annual Conference.
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Blog | Leadership
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer urges healthcare finance professionals to rethink their efforts around diversity and inclusion within their own organizations.
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News | Leadership Skills Development
Crisis, like the COID-19 pandemic, underscores the need for and benefits from better collaboration between finance and clinical leaders of healthcare organizations.
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Blog | Staff Development
HFMA's Todd Nelson says the pandemic, like few other healthcare crises before, has placed the need for communication, coordination and collaboration with our clinical colleagues, especially in the nursing areas, squarely front and center.
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Action Brief | Leadership Skills Development
The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) has released a web-based tool which enables the general public, students, employers, and university-based programs to compare and evaluate the performance and outcom...
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News | Financial Leadership
As the healthcare industry starts to look beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders should consider how they can go beyond recovery to transform their operations.
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Column | Financial Leadership
In the wake of COVID-19, healthcare leaders should go beyond reconstruction to consider ways to permanently improve the patient experience.
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How To | Financial Leadership
Finance centers of excellence are not necessarily physical locations but rather a collection of the right people, tools and practices to help organizations achieve better financial performance.
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How To | Financial Leadership
Leaders with two provider organizations that resumed elective procedures as COVID-19 began to ebb in their markets describe the most important considerations.
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Column | Financial Leadership
Several guiding principles can help leaders steer their teams and organizations back to something approaching normalcy following the COVID-19 pandemic.
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