Leadership

HFMA recognized by multiple organizations for exceptional education, editorial and website

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) has received numerous awards for its innovative educational program, editorial content and high-quality website.

Deborah Filipek July 2, 2024

Annual Conference Day 4: Geeta Nayyar discusses information gaps and the promise and perils of technology

Applications of technology and the purveyance of information are key issues impacting the efficacy of the healthcare system, author and healthcare technology expert Geeta Nayyar, MD, MBA, explained during Thursday’s keynote session in Las Vegas. In a sit-down discussion with HFMA President and CEO Ann Jordan, Nayyar described working at the intersection of medicine and…

Nick Hut June 27, 2024

Annual Conference Day 2: Keynote speaker Suneel Gupta expounds on the importance of recharging

Rest and breaks from work should be viewed not as a reward, but as a resource that supports performance, Suneel Gupta, wellness CEO, best-selling author and visiting scholar with Harvard Medical School, told HFMA Annual Conference attendees during Tuesday’s keynote presentation in Las Vegas. “When we look at the science behind human performance, what we…

Paul Barr, MS, MBA June 26, 2024

Annual Conference Day 1: HFMA, AHA leaders hold forth on the state of the healthcare industry

HFMA’s 2024 Annual Conference began Monday afternoon with HFMA’s Ann Jordan and the American Hospital Association’s Rick Pollack rallying attendees to address the profound challenges and opportunities facing the industry. To start, Jordan, HFMA’s president and CEO, highlighted the conference theme, “A New Frontier in Health.” Frontier is “an exciting and unsettling word that really…

Nick Hut June 25, 2024

Saying goodbye to the BMI

In this episode, Dr. Holly Ann Russell, an associate professor of family medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center and medical director for the Center of Community Health and Prevention, discusses why providers should stop using the Body Mass Index as a health measure and why weighing patients at every visit is unnecessary.

Erika Grotto June 17, 2024

Change is inevitable: What are you doing about it?

Strategies evolve. Operations evolve. Leadership concepts evolve. That’s the circle of life in the healthcare industry. Ongoing changes can affect what healthcare leaders focus on from one year to the next. That idea might well be encapsulated in the differences between what the CFOs featured in this column in FY2022-23 cited as their suggested guiding…

Steven Berger, FHFMA June 2, 2024

Incoming HFMA Chair Marc Scher encourages healthcare finance professionals to be more innovative and strategic

Marc Scher, HFMA’s incoming National Chair, was touring the Colorado Snowsports Museum when he came across an exhibit dedicated to the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army. The 10th was a strategic innovation for the Army, designed to address emerging wartime risks, and it created a significant competitive advantage for the United States during…

Jeni Williams May 31, 2024

2024 Success Awards recognize outstanding HFMA chapter achievements

Just over 500 chapter and regional volunteers attended HFMA’s 2024 Leadership Training Conference, which took place April 21-23 in Orlando, Fla. Attendees participated in role-specific training sessions, exchanged ideas with colleagues from around the country and developed chapter plans for the upcoming fiscal year. General session speakers included HFMA President and CEO Ann Jordan, National…

Crystal Milazzo May 31, 2024

Ascension selects Saurabh Tripathi as new CFO

Ascension, a nonprofit Catholic health system based in St. Louis, Mo., recently announced that Saurabh Tripathi, MBA, has been tapped as its new CFO. Tripathi brings more than 25 years of executive experience to the position, including time as CFO and treasurer of Highmark Health, where he led growth initiatives and increased access to care.…

Crystal Milazzo May 31, 2024

Decisive action is key to an ‘always forward’ mindset

It was a training camp that even the most elite athletes struggled to endure: Camp Hale, a WWII winter training ground in central Colorado. The valley floor alone sits at an elevation of 9,200 feet, while the elevation of the mountain ridges where the U.S. Army trained skiers in combat reached nearly 13,000 feet. It’s…

Marc B. Scher, FHFMA, CPA May 31, 2024
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