Data capture and coding for social determinants of health are works in progress, per reports
In the effort to bring social determinants of health (SDoH) more under the purview of healthcare providers, one tricky aspect is establishing a data and coding infrastructure. Recent reports highlight this challenge. For example, a survey conducted for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) found that although 78% of 2,637 respondents said their organizations…
An HFMA poll shows CFOs want more collaboration with CIOs
This pulse survey shows that CFO’s need to be included on additional information about the risk assessment of IT spend, prioritization of major initiatives, alignment of corporate goals, expected ROI and more.
How a new structure in the C-suite can drive innovation
As the role of the CFO evolves, the interactions between C-suite leaders have likewise changed. Peyman Zand, a vice-president at CereCore, discusses how alignment in the C-suite is helping drive innovation.
Road to value begins with addressing social determinants of health
Lance Robertson, a former HHS leader, is encouraged by the federal response to the nation’s need to address problems such as health inequity, increased health risk and avoidable high costs for populations that are adversely affected by social determinants of health (SDoH). He sees addressing SDoH as a necessary preliminary step on the nation’s journey to achieving value in healthcare.
Come for the free haircut, stay for the behavioral health education: How the latest healthcare disruptors are meeting patients where they are
HFMA Policy Director Shawn Stack and HFMA Senior Editor Nick Hut follow up their March webinar on healthcare disruption with an episode-length Beyond the News segment about the latest innovative ventures.
CMS Principal Deputy Administrator Jonathan Blum discusses price transparency, surprise billing and the future of value-based payment
HFMA President and CEO Joe Fifer interviews Jonathan Blum, principal deputy administrator and COO at CMS. In this interview, Blum discusses how CMS plans to phase out the public health emergency, how price transparency and surprise billing legislation are being received by provider organizations, and the effect the pandemic will have on CMS's value-based care strategy.
The future of the clinical workforce: Joyce Fitzpatrick, Case Western Reserve University, and Robyn Begley, CEO of the AONL and chief nursing officer of the AHA, discuss challenges in nursing
Joyce Fitzpatrick, a nurse and director of the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University and Robyn Begley, CEO of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership and the chief nursing officer for the American Hospital Association, discuss the challenges facing the nursing profession.