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Several years of physician and community outreach have improved the transparency of Beatrice Community Hospital's care delivery and finances, directly contributing to an improved reputation and measureable savings.
These healthcare providers still have some work to do to qualify for HITECH meaningful use incentives. But their electronic health records are already creating efficiencies-and, most important, improving patient care in meaningful ways.
As hospitals and health systems plan capital spending that requires financing, they should carefully weigh all their options.
Learn current issues with bank-supported variable-rate debt bonds.
The economic crisis will force hospitals and health systems to cut back spending on capital projects and unprofitable healthcare services in 2009, a recent study has found.
Lessons from Grinnell Regional Medical Center It may seem counterintuitive in tough economic times, but some hospitals are looking to philanthropy to fund a bigger portion of their capital needs as operating margins have declined in recent years. The 81
by Andrew J. Majka Hospital and health system executives should be doing everything they can to bolster their organizations' liquidity positions given balance sheet damage from the economic downturn and pending uncertainties of healthcare reform. This means maximizing revenue
When it comes to capital access, the recovery does not appear to be in full swing, judging by the results of HFMA Healthcare Financial Pulse research published in May.
Although many hospitals have had to defer capital expenditures and cut operating costs due to the recession, many organizations also have made process improvements that support next-generation care delivery.
Hospitals can lower debt-financing costs through appropriate use of variable-rate products.
Four industry leaders share the ways in which business development is changing in an era of reform—and how CFOs and other healthcare leaders should prepare.
Maryland’s all-payer system has lowered healthcare costs, but also has driven down hospitals’ operating margins and driven up debt.
Dedicated limited taxes can provide the lifeline a hospital needs to preserve community health care and enhance the local economy.
Healthcare organizations may wish to consider tax-exempt bank financing for capital projects.
Dean Swindle, executive vice president, business services, and CFO at Catholic Health Initiatives, discusses his organization's capital allocation strategy.
Hospitals that are structured as systems of focused factories-providing bundles of care in a variety of service lines-will be better positioned to compete under value-based business models.
Guidelines for managing the cost of youth sports that could also serve as guidance for healthcare finance professionals in search of ways to reduce costs in their organizations.
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.
Learn five ways that hospitals that are structured as systems of focused factories will be better able to succeed under payment reform.
An unprecedented number of letters of credit for variable rate issues are up for renewal in 2011 and 2012. Healthcare finance leaders should start the process of renewal or replacement well in advance of the current expiration date.
A critical access hospital obtained needed capital from a local bank, securing a combination of tax-exempt, bank-qualified draw bonds and a taxable draw loan.
The enterprise risk management process can be used to identify, quantify, mitigate, and monitor financial and capital risks.
How an academic medical center used a credit tenant lease as an alternative financing solution to fund a $35 million campus expansion.
Over the past year, the partnership has saved each facility about $300,000 on EHR implementation.
Numerous capital options-both government and commercial-are available to stand-alone hospitals looking to fund IT, construction, and other projects.
Tom Myers, chief strategy officer, The SSI Group, discusses the shifting payment environment and how it affects providers' patient access and claims management processes.
Jeff Chester, senior vice president and chief revenue officer at Availity, shares his thoughts on "Revenue Cycle 2.0" and how to best meet its challenges.
Mitch Morris, vice chair and global leader, healthcare, Deloitte, and Michael O'Rourke, senior vice president and chief information officer, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), share perspectives on the need for transformational IT in health care today.
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.
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.
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