How a dashboard and an 8-step process helped a hospital slash drug costs
Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center reduced its cost for anesthesia medications by creating a dashboard to assess usage patterns and using a change management process to encourage providers to embrace improvement opportunities.
Understanding the value of an HFMA membership for students and professionals
A Q&A with a Saginaw Valley State University professor who recruited 12 college students to become HFMA members.
Why PAC discharge choices are key to success under risk-based payments
As demonstrated by the experiences of two health systems, developing an effective post-acute care strategy requires a focus on the discharge-planning process, stakeholder engagement, and data to promote stakeholder awareness.
Medication dashboard’s basic structure can be replicated, customized
The basic structure of PPMC's medication dashboard can be easily replicated by other hospitals and health systems.
Solid written policy and agility are key to preparing for disaster
Former hospital CFO Ed Tucker shares a disaster preparedness budget model he created after Hurricane Katrina.
How one hospital improved patient access, specialty referrals and completed-appointment rates
Texas Children’s Hospital achieved financial and operational improvements after streamlining referral and scheduling processes to better accommodate providers and patients.
Why LTC providers should prepare for a whole new wave of payment challenges
As the patient population requiring long-term care (LTC) continues to grow, the success of LTC facilities will depend on their ability to turn payment challenges into opportunities, in part by steering clear of false beliefs and implementing effective revenue-recovery processes.
Focus on care transitions brings substantial new LOS-reduction opportunities
Hospitals can derive multiple operating and financial benefits from focusing care improvement efforts on reducing patients' length of stay in acute care.
AMN Healthcare: Innovator in Workforce Solutions
An innovative workforce solutions company details how its array of staff and technology options help healthcare organizations address workforce challenges and improve patient care quality and efficiency.
Pursuing a Proactive Denials Strategy Helps Resolve Denials and Prevent Recurrence
A look at how one company is partnering with healthcare organizations to use data and technology to address the root causes of long-standing problems, including denials.