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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

Using Predictive Analytics to Align ED Staffing Resources With Patient Demand

A data analysis provided the basis for developing an emergency department staffing model that more precisely accounted for day-to-day variations in volume of patient visits. 

Jeffrey Skinner, MHA, BSN, CEN January 29, 2018

Price Variation 101

Price variation has been a hot topic in healthcare industry circles but most consumers are unaware that healthcare prices vary. 

Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA January 29, 2018

The Increasing Importance of Strategic Capital Planning

Strategic capital planning can provide certainty amid a time of a large number of unknown external variables.

Kelly Arduino January 29, 2018

The (Non-financial) Benefits of Reducing Unnecessary Lab Testing

Quality improvement projects that focus on more efficient management of resources may improve patient satisfaction and result in modest cost savings.

Alden W. Hall January 29, 2018

Telebehavioral Health: The ROI for Long-Term Care

To understand the financial impact of telebehavioral health services in long-term care facilities, a study compared the financial performance of facilities with telehealth services with that of facilities without such services. 

Louis Rossiter January 29, 2018

Overcoming Common Obstacles of Transitioning to Electronic Insurer-to-Provider Payments

A Pennsylvania health plan worked with providers to implement electronic payments and eliminate the issues of paper checks.

Bob Hough January 29, 2018

Safeguarding Electronic Protected Health Information: A Non-Techie Guide for Healthcare Leaders

Cybersecurity remains one of the biggest risks in health care yet is grossly underfunded by many healthcare organizations.

Chetan Parikh January 29, 2018

It Takes a Multifaceted Approach

Premier Inc. partners with health systems to improve how specialty pharmacy patients are managed across the continuum, enabling collaboration while driving improvement in cost and quality outcomes.

HFMA January 25, 2018
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