Erika Grotto

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Erika Grotto

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The five essential people on every patient’s cancer care team (and why a financial advocate should be one of them)

Jada Desmairis of Baker Newman Noyes discusses the importance of a cohesive care team for patients with cancer.

Array August 17, 2022

Above and beyond in the Mile High City: Insights about the future of healthcare from HFMA’s 2022 Annual Conference

In this special early-release episode, Brad Dennison, HFMA's director of content strategy, interviews Jim Jacobson and John Becker of Vizient; and Chad Mulvany, vice president of federal policy at the California Hospital Association discusses surprise billing.

Array August 11, 2022

Cost effectiveness of health and the urgent case for value: More insights from HFMA’s 2022 Annual Conference

Kal Wahab, a director at Nordic Global and a speaker at HFMA's Annual Conference pre-conference, discusses the cost effectiveness of health and why healthcare organizations should assess their readiness for value.

Array August 4, 2022

Wes Wheeler of UPS Healthcare talks about the future of cold chain supply chain

The number of pharmaceuticals derived from organic material (i.e., human, animal and plant cells) and requiring special handling, are increasing. On a recent episode of HFMA’s “Voices in Healthcare Finance” podcast, Wes Wheeler, president of UPS Healthcare, discussed how the industry should adapt to the need for an improved cold chain.

Array July 19, 2022

Using the systems thinking approach to tackle the complex issues of health equity and DEI

Denese Neu discusses how the systems thinking approach can help healthcare organizations organize their health equity and DEI strategies.

Array June 23, 2022

Women in the healthcare workplace: Hopeful signs and challenges ahead

Gretchen Berlin, a senior partner in the healthcare practice at McKinsey & Company, discusses the firm's 2021 Women in the Workplace report and related research in the healthcare field.

Array June 9, 2022

Outgoing HFMA National Chair Tammie Jackson reflects on a year of striving for “Bolder, Brighter, Better”

Tammie Jackson, HFMA's 2021-2022 National Chair, discusses how delaying her tenure due to the pandemic changed the message she wanted to share, how that message was received, and her final thoughts as she winds down her term.

Array June 9, 2022

Come for the free haircut, stay for the behavioral health education: How the latest healthcare disruptors are meeting patients where they are

HFMA Policy Director Shawn Stack and HFMA Senior Editor Nick Hut follow up their March webinar on healthcare disruption with an episode-length Beyond the News segment about the latest innovative ventures.

Array May 17, 2022

Anthony Comfort of VisiQuate discusses opportunities for technology in healthcare, both in the clinical space and in revenue cycle

The pandemic pushed healthcare organizations to consider how they were using their technology and where the greatest opportunities lie. This week, Anthony Comfort of VisiQuate discusses some of those opportunities as well as barriers to success. Also in this episode, Brad Brotherton of BKD discusses how his firm stands out and how its merger with DHG will strengthen its services.

Array May 3, 2022

The negative effect of fat bias on health outcomes

Cardiologist and epidemiologist Dr. Christopher Labos discusses weight bias in healthcare, including what health indicators to focus on instead of weight and how to help patients who are at risk improve their health outcomes without explicit or implicit fat shaming.

Array May 3, 2022