Cost Effectiveness of Health

Does your organization’s ambulatory real estate footprint need right-sizing?

Decisions made with respect to a health system's ambulatory real estate portfolio and footprint can have significant impacts onthe organization's future growth, financial position and capital platform.

Mark Grube July 20, 2020

How Orlando Health improved its bottom line by optimizing observation services

Orlando Health in central Florida offers a case example of how to effectively manage patients in observation status to reduce average length of stay for these patients, thereby, freeing up capacity for care of patients with higher-acuity conditions.

Richard Basaly, MD June 26, 2020

How to chart a course to success in the evolving post-COVID-19 healthcare landscape

A healthcare industry thought leader offered healthcare executives attending HFMA’s Digital Annual Conference guidance on how to develop a consumer-focused strategy that ensures their organizations will thrive in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis.

Eric C. Reese, PhD June 24, 2020

Special episode: Coronavirus exclusive with CFO Tim Maurice of University of California at Davis Health System

UC Davis Medical Center made headlines recently when providers there treated the first case of community spread coronavirus in the United States. In this episode, CFO Tim Maurice speaks with Joe Fifer about the health system's experience in this unprecedented health crisis. Also in this episode, Rich Daly and Chad Mulvany discuss the latest coronavirus news from Washington, and HFMA's Todd Nelson shares five tips for employees who are working remotely for the first time.

Jean Alcantara June 18, 2020

Hospitals require a 3-pronged response to potential covenant violations

Reworking cost structure and enhancing revenue performance are foundational parts of a holistic solution for most healthcare organizations facing balance sheet challenges and covenant violations as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Ryan Freel June 15, 2020

Why now is the time to revisit your strategic facility investment plan

After undertaking dramatic changes in operations to address the COVID-10 pandemic, U.S. hospitals and health systems need to begin planning for the restart of normal operations over the next few months as well as for their long-term futures.

Paul T. Breslin, MBA, PMP June 12, 2020

Elective surgery does not mean optional surgery: How to recover from the impact of canceled procedures

Lessons health systems have learned because of the COVID-19 pandemic will provide the building blocks to the recovery, including the return of “elective” procedures, many of which are vitally important to patients’ well-being.

Ezra Mehlman, MBA June 4, 2020

Rolling forecasting will help get hospitals through the COVID-19 crisis

The upheaval hospitals and health systems are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has made traditional annual budgeting processes inadequate. Organizations should consider adopting instead a budgeting process based on rolling forecasting.

Kate Guelich May 15, 2020

Guest commentary: COVID-19 allows no time for hesitation among healthcare finance professionals

Kaufman Hall's managing director and chair, Ken Kaufman, says leaders of healthcare provider organizations must act now with speed and sophistication to develop the financial foundation for an effective COVID-19 recovery.

Kenneth Kaufman May 14, 2020

6 major long-term implications for the nation’s healthcare system post-COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the nation has historical implications. Among the various national responses, we likely will see investments in strengthening hospitals’ abilities to deploy temporary facilities, draw upon backup staffing and build stockpiles of key items.

Ken Perez May 11, 2020
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