The July 2022 issue of HFMA’s Cost Effectiveness of Health Report, sponsored by Kaufman Hall, includes insights from an industry thought leader into how hospitals and health systems can make better use of data to address the challenges posed by health inequity and social determinants of health. Also included is a discussion of ways healthcare organizations can take the lead in promoting health equity.
Information is key to improving health of Americans while reducing healthcare costs
By Eric C. Reese, PhD
U.S. hospitals, and the healthcare industry overall, must learn to apply data more proactively if we are to begin to make meaningfully progress toward addressing the financial and social challenges besetting our healthcare system, says Daniel Marino, managing partner of Lumina Health Partners.
Cracks in the Foundation (Part 6): Overcoming inadequate leadership
By David W. Johnson
Few healthcare leaders would disagree that the disconnect between the prices healthcare consumers pay and the value they receive is at the heart of our industry’s dysfunction. That’s why it’s imperative to prioritize efforts to improve care access, outcomes and affordability.
Leveraging APPs is key to improving a health system's provider enterprise
Sponsored by Kaufman Hall
By Matthew Bates
Although physicians have historically constituted the vast majority of a health system’s providers, advanced practice providers (APPs) are growing in number and importance throughout healthcare, to the point that health system
How healthcare organizations can take the lead in the nation’s quest to improve health equity
By Richard Jackson, Yi-Ling Lin and Munzoor Shaikh
Improving health equity in the United States is a challenge that is beyond the ability of the healthcare to meet on its own. But many of the ways our healthcare system currently operates exacerbate health inequity — and that is a problem we can cure.
Voice of Experience
Laurence Appel: Effective healthcare finance leaders understand more than just finance
By Steven Berger, FHFMA
Laurence Appel, CPA, FHFMA, the CFO of University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System — and a 37-year member of HFMA — says it is important for finance leaders to be well-versed in the clinical aspects of the business and its responsibility to meet the community’s healthcare and social needs.