Practice Improvement

The 5 keys leaders need to transform their organization’s culture

More than simply updating office decorations or rewriting a mission statement, transforming a company's culture requires addressing deep-seated assumptions.

Jill Geisler March 4, 2020

Optum360 helps providers and payers work together to resolve revenue cycle problems

Optum360 illustrates how it is driving change across healthcare by empowering and engaging staff to be creative in solving payer and provider challenges and viewing the revenue cycle more holistically.

HFMA March 2, 2020

Why hospitals should focus on improving the value of care in the cardiac cath lab

Web special: Healthcare finance leaders should be aware of care protocols that can improve patient outcomes and satisfaction while reducing costs, particularly in high-cost services lines. One such protocol is the use of transradial access for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

Amit Amin, MD, MSc January 20, 2020

Atrius Health: Experience with global-risk contracts paves way to success in new arrangement

Previous success in risk-based contracts will allow Atrius Health to thrive in its new global-risk arrangement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, two of the provider’s leaders write.

Patrick Holland January 13, 2020

Healthcare leaders view care coordination as an increasingly vital investment, survey finds

An HFMA survey of healthcare finance leaders found varying approaches to care coordination payment mechanisms, infrastructures and strategies for generating an ROI.

Nick Hut December 13, 2019

The art and science of EHR upgrades

Jonce Smith of Stoltenberg Consulting discusses best practices to employ when conducting an electronic health record system upgrade. Also: five ways to address physician burnout.

Erika Grotto September 5, 2019

Why private equity firms see the appeal of healthcare finance expertise

Finance leaders of traditional healthcare providers may have opportunities to pursue positions with private equity firms, says a CFO with a leading healthcare startup.

Laura Ramos Hegwer August 19, 2019

HFMA’s South Texas Chapter wins highest chapter honor

South Texas Chapter of HFMA earns the Robert M. Shelton Award.

Rich Daly June 26, 2019

ZDoggMD: How to get to healthcare 3.0

Motivational healthcare speaker urges changes to encourage and allow providers to engage emotionally with patients and drive real change.

Rich Daly June 25, 2019

Hospitals Save When They Reduce Food Waste

Addressing food waste can help the environment and hospitals’ bottom lines.

Laura Ramos Hegwer May 27, 2019
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