HFM Magazine: April 2018

April 2018

Cover Story From the President’s Desk Video: The Benefits of Behavioral Economics David Asch, MD, executive director of the Penn Medicine Center for Healthcare Innovation, discusses how behavioral economics can help the healthcare industry enable health-oriented behavior. Early Edition Features Focus Area Columns Departments Supplement Advertising

HFMA May 31, 2019

Amazon in Health Care? Yawn . . .

The recently announced Amazon-Berkshire Hathaway-JPMorgan Chase affiliation has been widely discussed an important development in health care, but it would not likely have enough control and leverage to bring about meaningful change.

Jeff Helton,  PHD, FHFMA, CMA, CFE April 3, 2018

Provider-Sponsored Health Plans: Cautions and Opportunities

Hospitals and health systems that are contemplating establishing a provider-sponsored health plan face considerable challenges today in such an undertaking, but it can be an effective strategy for some. 

Lia Winfield, PhD April 3, 2018

Setting a Course for Growth Through Optimal Service-Line Performance

For a health system, developing the analytics required to manage service-line performance across the care continuum involves an evolutionary process from rudimentary and intermediate to advanced and, ultimately, innovator stages.

Jennifer Ittner April 3, 2018

Building a Resilient Managed Medicaid Program in the Face of Uncertainty

By collaborating with state agencies, a provider-sponsored health plan has thrived and expanded in an economically disadvantaged area.

Mark B. Carter April 3, 2018

Building an ERM Framework for Value-Focused Health Care

Healthcare providers are increasingly taking on payment risk as a result of value-based payment arrangements being implemented by the federal government and the private sector. 

Paul Tuten March 30, 2018

Pursuing Data-Driven Workforce Management

This article discusses how Premier Inc. partners with health systems to reimagine workforce management, offering integrated data and advisory services to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and drive performance.

HFMA March 23, 2018

CEOs Meet to Discuss Critical Healthcare Trends

This article highlights a white paper that shares top insights from a Fall 2017 gathering of senior healthcare leaders. Within the meeting, executives offered their perspectives on healthcare trends and gave recommendations for future work.

HFMA March 23, 2018

Value-Based Payment Readiness

This article discusses key takeaways from a September 2017 HFMA survey of senior financial executives about value-based payment readiness and how it has changed in recent years.

HFMA March 22, 2018

The Future of the Hospital

Reduced utilization of hospitals has many calling their future usefulness into question.

James H. Landman, JD, PhD March 21, 2018
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