Column | Leadership
Leaders must be prepared to respond to critical situations. Looking to the example currently being set by Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Jill Geisler discusses what leaders need to know and do.
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Column | Leadership
Adventist Health promotes Todd Hofheins to COO and John Beaman to CFO. Terri Hays, Leon Choiniere and Dan Bugarin also have new jobs, and Dan Moncher has retired.
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Column | Leadership
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer offers perspectives on consumers’ perceptions of value in healthcare.
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Column | Leadership
Leaders must be prepared to respond to critical situations. Looking to the example currently being set by Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Jill Geisler discusses what leaders need to know and do.
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Executive Roundtable | Staff Development
In this Roundtable, several senior financial leaders discuss how their organizations are handling new and persistent problems and what role technology plays in solving staffing issues.
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Column | Leadership
Adventist Health promotes Todd Hofheins to COO and John Beaman to CFO. Terri Hays, Leon Choiniere and Dan Bugarin also have new jobs, and Dan Moncher has retired.
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Column | Leadership
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer offers perspectives on consumers’ perceptions of value in healthcare.
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Column | Leadership
West Health-Gallup recently found only 5% of consumers believe that Americans are receiving high-value healthcare. Joe Fifer says addressing this challenge will require a new mindset and an expanded mission, but he believes healthcare leade...
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Column | Leadership
DEI efforts within organizations can result in extra work for key staff. Jill Geisler shares tips for how leaders can ensure this does not become invisible work that imposes an unrecognized burden.
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Column | Leadership
Tammie Jackson believes the healthcare industry’s current workforce challenges are opportunities to redefine workplaces to better attract and retain employees.
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Column | Staff Development
HFMA’s Hudson Valley Chapter has been providing members with Excel training for more than 20 years. The program was so popular, it’s now offered regionwide.
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Column | Leadership
Angie Swearingen was promoted to COO at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Richard Chesnos is retiring as CFO of St. Clair Health, and Eric Luttringer will succeed him.
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Column | Leadership
Jill Geisler explains empathetic leadership and its importance for healthcare leaders. She shares ways to cultivate empathy and highlights its potential downside.
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Column | Leadership
HFMA members Paul DeMuro and Angie Swearingen have accepted new positions. HFMA remembers Gary Lampi and Milan “Doc” Barto, two former National Board members.
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Column | Leadership
People defer care for many reasons. HFMA Chair Tammie Jackson shares how to make patients feel welcome and promote health equity, focusing on transgender adults.
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Podcast | Leadership
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer interviews Joe DeLoss, a social entrepreneur and the owner of fast casual restaurant Hot Chicken Takeover, about how the healthcare industry can create social good from the inside out. DeLoss will deliver...
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Blog | Leadership
On a recent episode of the Voices in Healthcare Finance podcast, HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer interviewed Joe DeLoss, a social entrepreneur and owner of Hot Chicken Takeover, a fast casual restaurant with six locations in Ohio. DeLoss w...
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Blog | Leadership
Hospitals will be among the potential recipients of federal grants for establishing programs that support the mental health and well-being of healthcare professionals.
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Podcast | Leadership
Karin Hurt and David Dye of Let's Grow Leaders discuss how to navigate workplace romances, whether you're a member of a couple or the manager of team members who start dating. Also in this episode, sponsor Red Dot's CEO Michael Bumann d...
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Column | Leadership
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Column | Leadership
Leaders are one of the greatest influences on work-life harmony. Jill Geisler shares how healthcare finance leaders can give their teams the gift of time well spent and create a culture where work-life harmony flourishes.
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Column | Leadership
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer shares a perspective on ways to acknowledge healthcare’s frontline workers as the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic begins.
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Podcast | Leadership
Leadership consultant Anton Gunn discusses why succession planning is important not only for C-suite executives but everyone in an organization. He also shares insights about how to train and develop up-and-coming leaders either to take ove...
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Column | Leadership
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer reflects on another challenging year for healthcare.
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Podcast | Leadership
Michael Bumann is the founder and CEO of Red Dot, a company that specializes in resolving motor vehicle accident accounts for healthcare organizations, and his history as a firefighter and EMT informs every aspect of his business. In today'...
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Column | Leadership
Many experience higher rates of loneliness and social isolation during the holiday season. Those working in healthcare are in a unique position to identify those at risk and promote health equity.
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Column | Financial Leadership
Blood donations should be a top-of-mind concern for hospital and health system finance leaders given that a steady supply of blood donations is among the most critical lifesaving needs for their organizations.
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Column | Leadership
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer reflects on another challenging year for healthcare.
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News | Leadership
HFMA’s new international Membership program reflects the Association’s mission to expand its support of healthcare finance professionals in the international community and to be a participant in the global agenda to improve health for all.
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News | Leadership
HFMA reached a significant milestone, surpassing 75,000 members in October, after 19 straight quarters of membership growth.
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Podcast | Leadership
Dr. Glenn Hardesty of Texas Health Resources and Stu Schaff of Intentionate Healthcare Advisors discuss how administrative burden deteriorates physician job satisfaction and well being, and how leaders can help.
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News | Financial Leadership
HFMA’s 2021 Annual Conference underscored a healthcare industry at a crossroads amid the lingering COVID-19 pandemic and daunting financial trends.
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Column | Leadership
Avoiding difficult conversations can lead to unhealthy organizations. Jill Geisler talks about common ways conversations can derail and how leaders can get them back on track.
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News | Financial Leadership
The pivot point marked by the COVID-19 pandemic is a chance for healthcare leaders to guide the industry in a direction that better serves all demographics, said HFMA National Chair Tammie Jackson.
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News | Financial Leadership
The challenges facing the industry are momentous, but healthcare finance professionals should be optimistic about their ability to help find solutions, HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer said during the kickoff session of the 2021 Annual Conf...
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News | Leadership
HFMA’s Oregon Chapter produces a regular podcast to keep healthcare finance professionals connected to the Chapter and informed of current healthcare industry issues.
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News | Leadership
HRG has appointed HFMA members Mark Bell and Jason Coffin as CFO and COO, respectively. Five other HFMA members have been named as new CFOs for healthcare facilities around the country.
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News | Financial Leadership
Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Negative impacts of work spur nurses’ plans to leave their jobs, annual healthcare spending is higher than ever for insured individuals, and ...
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Podcast | Leadership
HFMA's Brad Dennison and Paul Barr discuss Healthcare 2030, a four-part series exploring the challenges and opportunities for CFOs and other healthcare leaders created by the evolving industry, looking ahead to 2030. Danielle Solomon, n...
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Column | Leadership
Times are turbulent, and people often feel empowered to express their opinions, even in negative ways. Jill Geisler shares things leaders can do to promote civility in the workplace and keep teams working well together.
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News | Staff Development
Learn more about HFMA’s Premium Facilitated Learning — a new line of courses — that combine self-directed study with expert facilitation in this Q&A with HFMA’s Sue Spear, director of Digital Learning and Todd Nelson, director of Partner R...
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Article | Leadership
A survey conducted by HFMA for the Healthcare 2030 special series shows CFOs as expecting big changes to the hospital and health system operating model.
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News | Leadership
Danielle Gori, president of HFMA’s South Carolina Chapter, talks about how the diversity and inclusion initiative came about and the chapter’s plans for it.
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Column | Leadership
HFMA Chair Tammie Jackson urges healthcare finance leaders to think broadly when considering factors that lead to health disparities and finding new ways to promote health equity.
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Podcast | Staff Development
Joyce Fitzpatrick, a nurse and director of the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University and Robyn Begley, CEO of the American Organization for Nursing Le...
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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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News | Staff Development
HFMA’s Annual Conference 2021, which begins Nov. 8, will provide education and networking opportunities for both in-person and virtual attendees.
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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 | Leadership
Outgoing HFMA National Chair Tammie Jackson urges healthcare finance professionals to continue making bold moves toward a brighter, better healthcare industry.
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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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