Jeff Helton,  PHD, FHFMA, CMA, CFE

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Jeff Helton,  PHD, FHFMA, CMA, CFE

Latest Work

Want to foster innovation in healthcare? Give it a foster home

There is a way for healthcare organizations to mitigate the risk, while still enjoying the benefits, of a successful innovation. Instead of developing innovative projects on their own, they may find fostering innovation in others brings rewards that make it worthwhile.

Array August 26, 2021

The patient’s role in innovation

Do you want to know what your parents are thinking? Try asking them.

Array February 1, 2021

Don’t allow risk aversion to get in the way of innovation

Failure to act can be failure to innovate. 

Array March 2, 2020

How loading luggage can be a healthcare staffing innovation I HFMA

Innovative thinking should create the right connection between a healthcare organization's technological capabilities and its processes.

Array December 4, 2019

Why re-evaluating past decisions can save health systems big money

Healthcare Innovation: A comprehensive look at past initiatives can help make way for true innovation.

Array October 3, 2019

Why the call for price transparency is a call for innovation

To navigate and respond to the murky issue of price transparency, hospitals and health systems must innovate.

Array August 1, 2019

3 steps to innovation through use of data and analysis

Consolidating healthcare organizations should continue to pursue opportunities to take integrated healthcare to new levels of effectiveness.

Array June 10, 2019

Data: What’s in it for you?

The volumes of patient data healthcare organizations create should help them face their challenges. But in order to use those volumes of data effectively, healthcare organizations need toask the selfish question: What’s in it for me?

Array June 10, 2019

Confessions of an Innovation Killer

As I look back at innovation and my CFO role, I feel like I was a serial murderer of innovation.

Array May 29, 2019

Innovation in Health Care—It’s Not Just an App

Innovative technology often is seen as the means for transforming health care, but what ultimately is required is innovative thinking that doesn’t rely solely on technology but also looks at ways to improve processes.

Array January 23, 2019