Strategic Planning

More not-for-profit health systems opt to pay board members

The goal is to lure and keep qualified board members, who are becoming harder to find.

Lola Butcher May 31, 2022

Why real estate should be an integral part of a health system’s resources strategy

The changing healthcare landscape following the pandemic — including, among other factors, the new competitive dynamics as a result of the migration away from inpatient care and the heightened focus on health equity — is making it incumbent on health system leaders to align their real estate resources within their overall approach to strategy, operations and finance.

Brent Farrell May 26, 2022

Why health systems may find an acute care at home strategy attractive

The potential for improved outcomes is just one important reason to consider pursuing an acute care at home strategy. Even in the absence of payment, health systems may ultimately find pursuit of such a strategy beneficial.

K. Michael Nichols, FHFMA, CPA May 26, 2022

In the pandemic’s latest phase, strategic issues for healthcare providers include labor, inflation and value-based payment

The struggles of smaller providers amid the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to give way to increased merger-and-acquisition activity in 2022, according to Wall Street analysts.

Nick Hut May 12, 2022

Under Karen DeSalvo, Google Health has big ideas for bolstering public health

Google Health is working to improve the lives of “hundreds of millions” of users while also enhancing operations for healthcare providers.

Nick Hut April 28, 2022

How an internal travel pool for nurses is helping one health system address the staffing challenges that will linger after the pandemic

Novant Health has been ahead of the curve as health systems set up internal travel pools in the hope of attaining a greater level of nurse staffing certainty.

Nick Hut March 29, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Staffing shortages in hospitals and healthcare settings are ‘actively jeopardizing’ patient safety, says ECRI

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Staffing shortages top the list of patient safety concerns, nearly a third of surveyed nurses said they may leave their direct patient care jobs, and MA plans collected $12 billion more in 2020 than traditional Medicare.

Deborah Filipek March 28, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Americans living in rural areas face an increased risk of death, in part due to issues with healthcare access, says a new infographic

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: Issues with healthcare access contribute to an increased risk of death for rural residents, many workers struggle to pay for healthcare deductibles, and hospital and physician office markups on certain drugs escalate consumer costs.

Deborah Filipek March 4, 2022

Federal government, American Hospital Association issue warnings and guidance about cybersecurity threats stemming from the conflict in Ukraine

The potentially heightened risk stems from the possibility both of being targeted directly and being impacted by malware that spreads from other sectors.

Nick Hut March 2, 2022

Healthcare News of Note: Oracle’s $28.3 billion Cerner deal faces anti-competition scrutiny, and a pension fund sues Cerner for access to files related to the possible merger

Healthcare News of Note for healthcare finance professionals is a roundup of recent news articles: The Oracle/Cerner deal is under scrutiny through March 16, minorities in rural areas live farther from hospital services than their white counterparts, and a study shows mental health services could benefit nursing students.

Deborah Filipek March 1, 2022
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