HFMA is pleased to recognize three articles published in hfm as the fiscal year 2022-23 winners of the Helen Yerger/L. Vann Seawell Best Article Award for outstanding editorial achievement. The articles share a focus on ways healthcare organizations can improve cost effectiveness.
The award-winning articles were selected by a panel of five leaders in the healthcare industry who review all expert-reviewed articles published in hfm. Articles are judged and scored on the writers’ demonstration of technical quality and writing skills and contributions to the literature of healthcare finance professionals.
Best Article | March 2023 hfm
Summary: The article provides a framework for how acute care hospitals can deliver cost-effective care with a fully coordinated approach for moving patients from admission to discharge. The authors provide insight into how finance leaders can play a key role in promoting effective throughput by advocating for adoption of five leading practices, including morning and afternoon operations huddles and patient progression rounds.
Best Article | September 2022 hfm
Summary: Bots and other forms of automation are helping hospitals keep up with the revenue cycle at a time when resources are limited. The article includes tips from healthcare finance professionals on revenue cycle automation and their insights on what could be coming next in this arena.
Best Article | April 2023 hfm
Summary: Keck Medicine of USC met the industry’s recent workforce challenges with a systematic approach to promoting well-being and resiliency. The story details how Keck Medicine focused on retention, safety and professionalism, and organizational culture and health to deliver a strong ROI and improve the organization’s bottom line.
Runners-up, Best Article
Winter 2022-23 hfm
‘3 considerations and 8 steps for creating an HaH program’
M. Orry Jacobs
Summary: Before moving ahead with a hospital-at-home program, hospitals and health systems should take steps to lay the groundwork for success.
March 2023 hfm
Summary: Health system leaders increasingly believe more communication is better when it comes to telling patients what they owe.
October 2022 hfm
Summary: Healthcare researchers believe Medicare could save $2 billion by using a cheaper drug for retinal disease, but some physicians don’t want to switch.