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Realizing ROI on Data Governance and Analytics in Healthcare; Data Governance in Healthcare, Part 3

This three-part blog series will explore what makes an organization high-performing in its use of data and analytics. Data governance in healthcare requires three components, starting with effective internal data governance structures that encourage executive buy-in and sponsorship, collecting the right data, and measuring the return on data and analytics investment.

HFMA May 17, 2022

Reimagine your workforce to help overcome staffing shortages

For revenue-cycle functions, staffing shortage solutions can be found by improving efficiencies through automation and expanding the labor pool with remote and hybrid positions as well as off-shoring partners.

HFMA April 8, 2022

An enhanced patient experience requires technology with a personal touch

A positive patient experience begins before the patient steps foot in a facility, followed by an efficient and accurate process every step of the way.

HFMA March 3, 2022

Cost-Reduction Strategies Boost, Sustain Recovery

Persistent pandemic conditions are forcing hospitals and health systems to stretch their thinking as they set strategic goals. They are adjusting to managing fluctuating levels of care along with addressing shifts in payer mix, consumers’ demands and increasing cost pressures. These changes, combined with the challenge of inconsistent patient volumes, is putting unprecedented financial pressures…

HFMA February 4, 2022

Payvider Survey Summary Report

HFMA, with sponsorship from Guidehouse, surveyed over 100 health system CFOs and finance and managed care executives to understand payvider model trends. The survey indicates that provider organizations are gravitating towards risk-based payment models. Nearly 60% of health systems responding to the survey plan to advance into risk-based Medicare Advantage models this year. Survey respondents…

HFMA January 7, 2022

No Surprises Act inspires short-term and long-term operational areas of focus

The rush may be over, but the race has just begun. After sprinting to implement the requirements of the No Surprises Act by the Jan. 1, 2022, deadline, providers must now shift attention to refining their processes for what lies ahead. Assuming familiarity with the law’s key requirements, providers and facilities are focused on the…

HFMA January 7, 2022

A New Era of Health Consumerism & Flexible Financing

The American healthcare system is experiencing significant shifts, moving past long-standingnorms. Health consumers increasingly want the new point-of-purchase financing options synonymous with today’s retail experience for their healthcare. Hospitals and health systems are turning to flexible financing solutions to meet today’s health consumers wherethey are,helping themplan forthe carethey needwithin theirbudgets.

Shannon Burke November 18, 2021

How to unleash the true value of your remote reps using workforce management

A data-driven management approach to revenue cycle that empowers your staff could effect sweeping change for improved long-term financial health.

HFMA November 4, 2021

From intake to billing: 5 tips for safe, successful digital communications with patients

Patients know what service excellence is. In their daily interactions with companies, they’ve come to expect it. It’s reasonable for patients to want and expect their healthcare providers to offer the same level of service by meeting them on their preferred digital communication channels. Fortunately, there are no rules against communicating with patients digitally. Doing…

HFMA September 10, 2021

61% of hospitals say future compliance with price transparency will impact financial processes: HFMA poll

An HFMA-Strata survey found 61% of hospitals and health systems are revamping financial processes in light of price transparency.

Lisa Eramo, MA August 27, 2021
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