HFM Magazine: February 2018

Mobile Health Strategies for Patients

An efficient, affordable mobile health solution built by a health system in the Midwest is providing a model for other providers pursuing similar projects.

Kevin Palattao February 5, 2018

A Look at the Trump Administration’s Approach to HIT

In 2018, the Trump administration is likely to promote interoperability and consumer-directed data exchange and place increased emphasis how the private sector can help to advance the implementation of health information technology.

Lia Winfield, PhD February 5, 2018

Observations About Value-Based Purchasing

The value-based purchasing (VBP) program established Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires redesign if it is to truly and effectively drive healthcare quality improvement.  

Paul Shoemaker February 5, 2018

From Disparate Data to Informed Strategies: Using Technology to Transform Quality, Costs, and the Patient Experience

Using data aggregated from disparate sources, hospitals and health systems that can apply data analytics to assess clinical and financial performance and develop strategies that help the ensure their organizations’ long-term success.

Jennie D. Dulac February 5, 2018

Staying Ahead of the Consumerism Curve

HFMA’s first Healthcare Consumerism Symposium shed light on major trends that are disrupting the industry, and strategies that providers should be considering to keep up.Shifting consumer behaviors and expectations are influencing the business of health care, with patients increasingly avoiding

HFMA January 29, 2018

HFMA’s ‘Secret Sauce’

The ability to deliver value that meets the critical current and future needs of healthcare stakeholders, whether they be patients or healthcare finance professionals, requires at some point a step forward with faith.

Carol A. Friesen, FHFMA, MPH January 29, 2018

A Carrot or a Stick?

Incentives may not be enough to trigger a shift to voluntary alternative payment models.

James H. Landman January 29, 2018

Solving the Opioid Crisis: A Critical Role for Medicaid

The Medicaid expansion has benefited states hardest hit by the opioid epidemic and has eased the burden of uncompensated care on hospitals and other healthcare providers.

Ceci Connolly January 29, 2018

Median Indicators for 2017 Provide Snapshot of U.S. Hospitals’ Recent Operational Performance

Hospital data was collected for one year and grouped into five categories.

HFMA January 29, 2018

Healthcare Microeconomics 401

When contemplating a consolidation today, healthcare leaders may need to consider new economic principles that account for consumer engagement and the impact of the consolidation on cost.

Keith D. Moore, MCP January 29, 2018
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