The December issue of HFMA’s Cost Effectiveness of Health Report, sponsored by Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC, leads off with the latest report in HFMA’S Healthcare 2030 series, which examines why a focus on enhancing the patient-caregiver relationship is so critical in efforts to improve the health of Americans. The issue also provides a range of perspectives on what hospitals and health system must do to keep step with changes that are reshaping the U.S. healthcare system.
HFMA’s Healthcare 2030 series
Reimagining the Patient-Caregiver Relationship
By Nick Hut
At the center of efforts to improve the U.S. healthcare system, the patient-caregiver relationship must become more holistic, seamless and personalized, say health system leaders and industry experts.
The end of the traditional nonprofit healthcare business models?
By David W. Johnson
The U.S. healthcare system is undergoing a transformation that is changing the game for nonprofit hospitals and health systems to a new game centered on consumerism and value. Nonprofits have a choice of leading the change or having it imposed upon them.
Preparing for risk-based contracting and value-based healthcare presents challenges and opportunities
Sponsored by Kaufman Hall
In a roundtable discussion, Kaufman Hall managing directors Matthew Bates and Nora Kelly and senior vice president Max Timm discuss the rise of risk-based contracting in value-based healthcare arrangements, what providers and insurers need to watch out for and what success in risk-based contracting will look like.
Mary Mirabelli and CrossFit Health on the cost effectiveness of health
HFMA and the health- and fitness-focused company CrossFit, LLC, share a commitment to promoting health and wellness through efforts that are ultimately aimed at helping our nation realize the societal goal of cost effectiveness of health (CEoH). CrossFit’s Mike Guardina talks with Mary Mirabelli, HFMA’s senior vice president of corporate strategy and a certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, about what this effort entails and the roles their organizations can play in achieving it.
Optimize the cost effectiveness of health through prioritizing the patient experience
Katie Gilfillan, an HFMA director of healthcare finance policy, leads a discussion with a group of health system finance leaders on the types of changes in cost structure and operating performance that they believe are needed to respond effectively to mounting industry challenges.
Voice of experience
A clinical background can give a hospital CFO greater financial acumen
By Steven Berger, FHFMA
Stephen “Jan” Grigsby, FHFMA, MHA, vice president and CFO at Springhill Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama, talks about how he came to the CFO position from the clinical side of the enterprise, and how that perspective has given him deeper insight for driving his organization’s financial strategy.