HFM Magazine: April 2022

Providing healthcare organizations with the right data to understand cost and margins

To address the healthcare industry’s challenges in waste, cost of care and inefficient data usage, one company discusses its support system to assist in decision support and for understanding cost and margins.

HFMA August 31, 2022

Reframe workforce challenges as opportunities

Tammie Jackson believes the healthcare industry’s current workforce challenges are opportunities to redefine workplaces to better attract and retain employees.

Tammie L. Jackson, FHFMA, MHA, CHFP April 14, 2022

David Johnson: Cracks in the Foundation (Part 3): Overcoming healthcare’s services-need mismatch

Clinical care only accounts for 20% of health outcomes, yet this area is where America disproportionately invests its healthcare resources. To overcome U.S. healthcare’s services-need mismatch, there should be a greater investment in healthy multipliers that help to address the social and economic factors, health behaviors and the physical environment that drive the remaining 80% of health outcomes.

David W. Johnson April 4, 2022

Joe Fifer: Revenue cycle workforce shortages: Culture is key

HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer offers perspectives on the revenue cycle workforce shortage.

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA April 1, 2022

Spectrum Health leaders create diversity council for CFO-led functions

The new program helps boost CFO division diversity by 4 percentage points in a year and a half.

Amy Assenmacher, FHFMA, CHFP March 31, 2022

Gail Wilensky: Labor issues dominate hospitals’ concerns

The first quarter of 2022 saw a confluence of trends emerging from the pandemic, some good and some bad for hospitals, making it important for hospitals to take time now to review where they are and what actions they should take to address these trends.

Gail R Wilensky, PhD March 31, 2022

Paul Keckley: PE investing trends healthcare finance leaders need to watch

As healthcare finance professionals in traditional health settings focus on managing their organizations’ capital commitments and evaluating direct investments in private equity funds to enhance non-operating income, they should monitor two megatrends, involving “Big private equity” and special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).

Paul H. Keckley, PhD March 31, 2022

Marcus Whitney: 3 healthcare innovation trends that leaders should keep an eye on

The workforce shortage, the behavioral health movement and value-based care are areas with the most momentum among early-stage investors.

Marcus Whitney March 30, 2022

How an internal travel pool for nurses is helping one health system address the staffing challenges that will linger after the pandemic

Novant Health has been ahead of the curve as health systems set up internal travel pools in the hope of attaining a greater level of nurse staffing certainty.

Nick Hut March 29, 2022

News Briefs: Federal funding bill addresses hospitals’ 340B eligibility concerns, extends telehealth waivers

A monthly roundup of top news for healthcare finance professionals.

Nick Hut March 29, 2022
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