Productivity and Process Improvement

How healthcare providers can break down barriers to effective data governance

Promoting improved data governance in the hospital and health system sector has become a just cause of sorts for Randy Albert, who serves as vice president of finance – operations and analytics at Maine-based Northern Light Health and is a member of HFMA’s Northern New England Chapter. “This is a topic that I’m incredibly passionate…

Nick Hut January 27, 2023

2023 Change and Strategy Research Report

HFMA, with sponsorship from Guidehouse, surveyed 182 health system CFOs, CEOs, and other executives to understand how staffing and patient volumes are expected to change in 2023, and how various market factors may be influencing strategy and goals.

HFMA January 18, 2023

Labor costs and other concerns dampen the outlook for not-for-profit hospitals this year

Insights from a leading credit-rating agency illustrate the scope of the financial challenges facing not-for-profit hospitals in 2023.

Nick Hut January 10, 2023

Pandemic brought increases in the number of patients leaving the ED without being seen

Deferred care appeared to become more widespread in the emergency department amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study.

Nick Hut October 21, 2022

Revenue Cycle Operations Research Summary Report

HFMA, with sponsorship by Currance, surveyed 110 healthcare CFOs and revenue cycle, finance and accounting executives to understand how satisfied healthcare providers are with their current revenue cycle operations, and what they find most valuable.

Currance October 19, 2022

Finance and IT Collaboration Survey Report

HFMA, with sponsorship by CereCore, surveyed 238 healthcare CFOs and finance executives to understand what healthcare finance professionals expect from their IT colleagues, how they currently collaborate and what improvements can be made.

HFMA October 19, 2022

Wes Wheeler of UPS Healthcare talks about the future of cold chain supply chain

The number of pharmaceuticals derived from organic material (i.e., human, animal and plant cells) and requiring special handling, are increasing. On a recent episode of HFMA’s “Voices in Healthcare Finance” podcast, Wes Wheeler, president of UPS Healthcare, discussed how the industry should adapt to the need for an improved cold chain.

Erika Grotto July 19, 2022

Leveraging artificial intelligence to advance organizational strategy

When bringing artificial intelligence into their business models, health systems have the opportunity to improve revenue cycle management by maximizing efficiencies. With the potential to improve workflow and consolidate resources, automation and machine learning require organizations to examine their infrastructure, from staffing to datasets. Investing in automated processes to reduce variation and empower staff to…

HFMA May 31, 2022

25% of Medicare patients suffer clinical harm in the hospital, OIG report indicates

A quarter of Medicare patients experienced harm while being treated in hospitals during a single month in 2018, according to a new report from the HHS Office of Inspector General.

Nick Hut May 30, 2022

How to Structure Data Governance in Healthcare; Data Governance in Healthcare, Part 1

This three-part blog series will explore what makes an organization high-performing in its use of data and analytics. Data governance in healthcare requires three components, starting with effective internal data governance structures that encourage executive buy-in and sponsorship, collecting the right data, and measuring the return on data and analytics investment.

HFMA May 17, 2022
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