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Jill Geisler: 8 ways to lead a team, not a silo 

Have you ever worked in an organization where departments or divisions don’t get along well? You might assume it’s caused by old grudges or personality conflicts. But take a closer look. It’s often a leadership issue — and specifically when leaders may have allowed or even encouraged their staff to work as a silo instead…

Jill Geisler October 27, 2023

HFMA member Michael Bumann shares experience as Burning Man medic 

Thanks to unprecedented heavy rain, thousands who attended the 2023 Burning Man event Aug. 27-Sept. 4 in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert found themselves literally stuck in the mud. For HFMA member Michael Bumann, it was a transformative experience.  Bumann, of Olympic Valley, California, is the founder and CEO of RedDot, a company that specializes in…

Crystal Milazzo October 27, 2023

David Johnson: Right-sizing physician training? The case for surgical mechanics

American healthcare reputedly confronts a monumental physician shortage. A highly publicized 2021 report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) forecasts that shortage to be as high as 180,000 physicians by 2034.a That’s out of a total population of roughly one million physicians. A breathless commentary on the AAMC report by the American Medical Association…

David W. Johnson October 27, 2023

Andrew Donahue: 4 reasons results of the 2024 election won’t matter for healthcare

There is a strange and underappreciated truth at the top of the American political system: Our president is remarkably powerless. Except in the realms of foreign policy, executive agency action and judicial branch appointments, the president’s policy agenda is rarely guided by intention. Rather, it is defined by limitation. Savvy presidents learn quickly that their…

Andrew Donahue, FHFMA, CPA October 27, 2023

Using data analytics to address SDoH and contain costs

Finding a way to meaningfully address the adverse impacts of social determinants of health (SDoH) has long been a significant challenge for the nation’s hospitals and health systems. Now, leading healthcare organizations are finding new approaches to solving this problem through the innovative use of data and analytics, both internally and in collaboration with other…

Lisa A. Eramo, MA October 27, 2023

How to design a national strategy to end the healthcare workforce crisis

Signs that the United States is in the midst of a healthcare workforce crisis are everywhere: A mounting national problem While exacerbated by the pandemic, the crunch has built for decades. The biggest driver is demographics: By 2029, one in four Americans will be 65 or older, translating into declining labor force participation, including in…

Susan Dentzer, MS October 18, 2023

Why autonomous coding is having a moment in healthcare

Autonomous coding is growing in the healthcare industry, and the market is expected to reach $88 billion by 2030, up from $35 billion in 2022. Some expected outcomes of this include: Faster revenue cycle, less human intervention and improved patient satisfaction and care.

HFMA October 16, 2023

Risky business: What every CFO should know before taking on risk

As a health system leader, how can you ensure your organization is making the right moves to take on risk in an evolving landscape for payment? Check out a handful of key capabilities to focus on in this article.

HFMA September 29, 2023

PFC USA’s partnership approach ensures healthcare clients tackle regulatory and patient satisfaction issues

Review some tips from a company with 6.5 years of hands-on experience in helping its healthcare clients handle concerns in healthcare such as workforce shortages and a volatile regulatory environment.

HFMA September 29, 2023

New approaches to nonclinical workforce management

Five healthcare leaders in revenue cycle management and patient access share their approach to workforce management in a remote and/or hybrid model and lessons learned along the way.

HFMA September 29, 2023
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