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After a Healthcare Consolidation: A Checklist for Making It Work

To ensure a healthcare consolidation moves forward effectively after the deal is closed, the parties should employ a detailed checklist of points to address during this stage, including revisiting expectations and creating a road map for change.

Keith D. Moore, MCP December 4, 2017

Reflections on the True Spirit of the Holidays

HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer sets forth three challenges to healthcare leaders who want to ensure that their work makes a difference in people’s lives.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA November 30, 2017

Health Care Needs Innovative Collaboration

Healthcare finance professionals should be passionate, purposeful, and innovative in collaborating with others to help address the financial hardships patients face from serious illness and the underlying total cost of care.

Carol A. Friesen, FHFMA, MPH November 30, 2017

New Directions in Healthcare Innovation

James H. Landman reflects on HFMA’s 11th annual Thought Leadership Retreat.

James H. Landman November 30, 2017

A National Conversation About Patient Safety and Medical Errors

Findings of a survey about the public’s experience and understanding of medical errors suggest a public health approach is needed to address patient safety.

Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS November 30, 2017

Terminating Swap Positions

Health system financial executives may want to consider whether they would terminate legacy swap positions in a higher rate environment.

Eric A. Jordahl November 30, 2017

5 Potential Ethical Dilemmas for Healthcare Organization Lobbying

Healthcare leaders can use a decision-making model to identify possible ethical dilemmas at the intersection of health care and lobbying.

William Marty Martin November 27, 2017

When Computers Can’t Communicate, Patients Suffer

During a natural disaster, effective communication between patient and physician supported by access to medical records is critical.

Clive Fields, MD November 2, 2017

Creating a Better Healthcare Analysis Paradigm

Hospitals and health systems should look beyond dashboards to gather they data they need to make strategic decisions.

Rose M. Rohloff October 27, 2017

Strategize. Execute. Succeed. Lessons for Healthcare Leaders

Healthcare leaders and create and execute effective futures for their organizations by applying three lessons.

Carol A. Friesen, FHFMA, MPH October 27, 2017
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