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Welcome to our ongoing conversation about the issues, opportunities, options and challenges of maintaining financially healthy hospitals. We’ll both be contributing comments in this space, and hope you’ll lend your voice to the conversation, too.

 

Stephen BergerDave Beto

Steven Berger (L)

Chairman
Healthcare Insights, LLC

 

David Beto

Chief Growth and Business Development Officer
Healthcare Insights, LLC

 

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6 Measures for Retooling Your Hospital's Finance Benchmarks

Why Quality Measurements Are Keeping Hospital CFOs Awake at Night

3 Statistics All Hospital Finance Directors Need to Know

There's a Right Way and a Wrong Way to Upgrade a Hospital Finance System

Why Hospital Finance Directors Should Never Be Afraid to Invest in Data Visualization Tools

6 Points to Consider About Your Hospital's Current Finance Software

The 10 Everyday Habits of Successful Hospital Finance Directors

3 Pieces of Data You Want in Your Next Hospital Finance Report

The Secret to Getting More Out of Your Hospital's Finance Software

3 Tactics Hospital Finance Directors Need to Amp Up Reports

3 Ways Your Current Finance Strategy Is Failing Your Hospital

Policies and Procedures That Will Put Your Hospital on Sound Financial Footing in 2016

7 Ways Hospitals Can Create More Accurate, More Useful Finance Benchmarks

3 Big Healthcare Changes of 2015

Hospital Tech in 2016: Balancing Innovation and Risk in the New Year

Startups Are a Danger to Insurers, But What Do Hospitals Have to Fear?

Hospitals That Invest in Developing Cultural Competencies May Have the Best Financial Sense

What Can Providers Do for Their Most Vulnerable, Expensive Patients?

New Mental Health Legislation Could Impact Your Operating Budget

Acquisition or Collaboration: Which Is Better for a Provider?

With Critical Data on the Line, Hospitals Must Step up Their EMR Game

Medicare Reform Is Changing How Hospitals Treat Elderly Patients

Don't Neglect Your Current Healthcare Model While Waiting for Reform

Put Your Hospital's Data to Work in 2016

Getting to Know Your Patients Can Be a Major Cost Saving Measure

The Long-Term Care Shortage Could See Hospitals Footing the Bill

What the Final Word on ACA Insurance Means for Your Budget

Do Providers Need to Step Up to Explain Insurance to Their Patients?

Is There an Endgame for Interoperability in Hospital Networks?

Patient Engagement Can Bring Reform and Cost Savings into Alignment

Putting a Human Face Back on Hospital Data

Hospitals See Cost Savings When Finance Aligns with Reform

Should Price Transparency Initiatives Be a Goal of Hospital Analytics?

Are Hospitals and Payors Headed Back to Square One?

Data and Analytics You Need to Weather Payment Reform

The Financial Crisis Facing Rural Hospitals Is Everyone’s Problem

Are Current Cost Reduction Strategies Working?

Should Hospitals Budget for Innovation Partnerships?

Demographic Data Can Help Hospitals Plan for the Future of Healthcare

Could a New Payment Model Save ACOs?

Your Hospital Can Help Put an End to Healthcare Fraud

3 Tools You Need to Maximize Your Hospital’s Supply Chain Potential

Can Patient Engagement Efforts Bring Cost Savings?

Is C-Suite Cooperation the Key to Costs and Quality Management?

How Deeper Patient Insights Improve Financial Decision-Making

Healthier Hospitals Make for Healthier Patients

3 Innovations That Could Revolutionize Healthcare Finance By 2025

Is a Piecemeal Transition to Value-Based Payments Cost Effective?

Is Medicare-Led Payment Reform Falling Flat?

Creating a More Cooperative Future for Clinical and Business Analytics

Can Health Policy Help Hospitals Better Utilize Big Data?

What the Flawed Healthcare.gov Rollout Can Teach Us about Innovating

Is Poor Data Management Holding Your Hospital Back?

Unlock the Cost-Saving Potential of Your Supply Chain

Can Finance Departments Become Too Involved in Hospital Strategy?

Hospital Finance Experts Say HHS May Have Inflated Pioneer Savings

3 Questions You Need to Ask When You Budget for Hospital Supplies

4 Steps to Get Your Hospital Ready for an Audit

Healthcare Has a Serious Shortage of Financial IT Professionals

ICD-10 Round-up: What’s the Industry Saying as D-Day Approaches?

Medicaid Expansion Could Brighten the Financial Future of Hospitals

You are Your Hospital’s Last Defense against Austerity Measures

Don’t Be Left Scrambling When Fee-for-Service Dies

What Google’s Move to Alphabet Could Mean for Healthcare

A Detailed Cost Study Debunked a Common Healthcare Assumption

Here’s Why You Should Consider the Rolling Budget

Should Finance Be the Gatekeeper of Hospital Data?

CFOs, Clinical Integration Can Be a Step toward Financial Health

Cloud Computing: A Help or Hype for Hospitals

Organized Labor and the Modern Hospital CFO

Bye-Bye Bill Collection, Hello Upfront Payments

3 First Steps to Take before Internal Clinical Integration

Brace Yourself for a New Shift in the Business of Healthcare

What Factors Make Health Systems Compatible for Clinical Integration?

Managing Labor and Productivity after Losing a Hospital Leader

3 Data Capabilities and Tools Every Hospital Finance Department Needs

Engaged Physicians are Key for Labor Management

2 Types of Patients Who Wreak Havoc on Hospital Finance and Billing

Working with Legacy IT? Eke a Little More out of Your System.

5 Reasons to Champion a Health Plan Sponsored by Your Organization

What Accounting Problems Will the Obamacare Ruling Bring?

Labor Management Could Be Key to Value-Based Healthcare

Laying a Framework for Price Transparency

Why Is Hospital Billing Stuck in Analog?

A Partnership of Equals: A New Model for Healthcare Mergers

99 Problems and Accounting Is 1: The March Toward Value-Based Care

How to Create a Culture Ripe for Clinical Integration

Your Cost Accounting Practices Are Front Page News, For Good or Ill

ACOs Aren’t the Only Solution for Healthcare’s Unique Accounting Problems

The Unseen Costs of Hospital Labor Management

Are California's ACOs a Glimpse into the Future of American Healthcare?

Get More out of Your Financial Consultant's Time

How to Get the Best and Brightest Financial Consultant

Can Payment Reform Be Achieved without a High Price Tag?

How Has Cost Accounting Guided Healthcare Reform?

3 Ways to Make Your Daily Financial Reports More Interesting

5 Ways to Make Sure You're Getting Best of Class Healthcare Tech

Shortcuts: A Guide to Faster, Better Financial Reporting

5 Questions to Ask Before Investing in New Healthcare Tech

5 Certificates and Online Courses Hospital Accountants Need

Is an Incremental Approach the Key to Tackling Payment Reform?

The Secret to Dealing with Healthcare Tech Let Downs

Your Supply Chain Could Be the Root of Your Accounting Problems

Hospital Finance Must Align with IT Goals

How Doing Less Work Can Help You Overcome Accounting Problems

Features and Capabilities to Look for in a Healthcare Tech Demo

Here's Why Your Hospital Needs a Program Like Oncotalk

Can We Bridge Payment Reform’s Gap in Innovation and Implementation?

US Healthcare Providers May Soon Find a Transition to an ACO Model Unavoidable

Price Transparency: A Worthwhile Initiative?

Hospital Budgeting Can't Be Just About The Numbers Anymore

What Good Is a Hospital’s Strategic Planning If the Staff Walks Out?

Taming the Care Plan Cacophony: Why We Need More Care Conductors

Hospital Health Plans: Forward Thinking or Fiscal Folly?

Here's Why Hospital CFOs Need to Be Champions of mHealth

The Need for Effective Cost Accounting in the Hospital Industry

The Feds Aim to Speed Healthcare Payment Reform. Will It Work?

Put Predictive Analytics To Work To Reduce Cost

Not in Consumer Reports’ Top Hospital Rankings? It Might Not Matter.

Don’t Get Caught on the Hook for a Supply Chain Security Misstep

Fast Forward: Mapping out Hospital Leadership in 2025

How Can You Empower Your Service Line Leaders?

Test Your Supply Chain Knowledge: How Efficient Are You?

4 Strategic Planning Insights from Chicago's March Medical Summits

Smartphone Apps: Burr and Boon for Hospitals’ Strategic Planning

Building a Better Hospital Supply Chain: A Patient-Centered Paradigm

ONC’s Uncertain Future: Who Should Helm HIT in the US?

Here’s Why Hospital CFOs Need Market Research for Budget Planning

Volume Control: A Key Element of Hospital Financial Planning

Better Service Line Management Must Be the End Game for Hospital CFOs

Congress Is Determined to Fix Medicare, and That’s Actually Good News

Once Again the Federal Government Upsets Hospital Budgets and Planning

Share and Share Alike: Updates on HIE Experiments Across the US

Trend Check: How Have 2015 Healthcare Predictions Played out in Q1?

How I Really Feel about Flex Budgeting and Rolling Forecasts

Are Healthcare Mergers Finally Tapering Off?

4 Ways to Succeed as the New CFO at a Hospital

3 Things CFOs Need to Help a Hospital through a Leadership Transition

Are American Hospitals in the Middle of a Leadership Crisis?

Knowing the Limitations: Rolling Forecasts and Hospital Financial Planning

How to Get Physician Buy-in on Clinical Integration

What Does a Real Healthcare Leader Look Like?

Here's Why Hospital CFOs Should Be Excited about Patient Engagement

Hospital Finances: Bottom-up Budgeting Makes the Bottom of the List

Clinical Innovation: Only As Strong as Its Leaders?

Healthcare IT Experts Are Writing a Eulogy for Meaningful Use

How to Prepare Your Hospital for "21st Century Medicine"

Flexing the Hospital Financial Planning Muscle

HHS Has Set Lofty Goals with Healthcare Reimbursement Policy

Collaboration is the Future of Healthcare. Are You Ready for It?

This Is What "21st Century Medicine" Looks Like, According to Congress

Belaboring the Details of Better Hospital Financial Management

Will Emerging Markets Soon Trump American Health IT?

Crowdsourcing Makes the Transition to Healthcare

Is it Time for Healthcare to Give Up "Meaningful Use"?

Hospital Labor Cost Outcomes: Good Is in the Details

Where Is the Digital Frontier of Healthcare?

Alignment in 2 Key Areas Is Critical to the Success of a Health Merger

3 Ways Patient Data Is an Ace-in-the-Hole for Finance

Knowing the Ins and Outs of Improving Labor Management

3 Roadblocks That Cause Physicians to Abandon EHR Targets

Predicting Healthcare’s Breakout Star in 2015: The Chief Data Officer

These Hidden Healthcare Gems Could Save Your Organization Billions

Taking the Right Measure of Hospital Labor Management

Interoperability Experiments to Watch in 2015

Is Collaboration an Achievable Target for Health IT in 2015?

Data, IT, and the Problem of Service-Line Management

The Billion-Dollar Case for Better Hospital Labor Management

Do You Know Where to Find Your Hospital’s Most Valuable Data?

Finance Steps into the Health IT Limelight

Is It Too Early to Start Talking About Moving Beyond the EHR?

How Hospitals Manage to Fail

Overcome Your Hospital’s Biggest Challenges for 2015

Your Hospital Is in Trouble if These C-Suite Officers Aren’t Aligned

5 Things Your Next Big Health IT Hire Needs to Know

EHR in Retrospection: What Are the Biggest Health IT Victories of 2014?

Healthcare Data Solutions Aren’t as Complicated as You Think

What Do Healthcare Experts Predict for the Future of Data Analytics?

5 Pieces of Wisdom on Implementing Healthcare IT Solutions

Why Do Legislators Think an EHR Target Will Fix Health Care?

An EHR for Every Specialty: The Evolution of Healthcare Data Solutions

How to Ace Your Meaningful Use Audit and Meet Your EHR Target

Looking Forward: Designing Health System Architecture for the Future

Are Our EHR Targets Realistic? Should We Be Worried More About Interoperability?

Scalability and Interoperability in Patient Data Management

The C-Suite Guide to Championing New Health IT

Why We Need Smarter Decision Support Systems

3 Critical Considerations for Preparing Health IT Systems for a Merger

Health Mergers Improve Financial Stability, Complicate Meaningful Use

Predictive Analytics: A Viable Future for Patient Data Management?

What to Expect from Your New Hospital IT System

Why Hospitals Must Take an Active Role in Engaging Patients

Health Technology Round-up: The Best and the Bizarre

The Marriage of Data and Finance: Understanding Health IT Ecosystems

Could a National Patient Data Matching System Really Exist?

Hospital IT Roll Out: Establishing a Route to Success

You Can’t Wait for Interoperability to Leverage Health IT Solutions

Is Your Hospital Data Being Wasted?

3 Trends That Will Direct the Course of Health IT in 2015

Tech Advancement and Shifting Regulations Make a Volatile Combination

The Search for Interoperability in the Digital-Age Hospital

Go Big or Go Home: Will the CCMM Really Change Care Coordination?

Is Patient-Reported mHealth Data Actually Useful?

Securing Cyberspace: A Look at the FDA's New mHealth Guidelines

Help Your Doctors Move Pass Their Distrust of Health IT

Can Hospital Decision Support Tools Fix Supply Chain Inefficiencies?

Could Better Data Management Practices Prevent Another Ebola Failure?

The Slow Progress of Securing mHealth Data

Can Health Data Help Hospitals Prepare for a Graying Population?

Uncovering the Link between Patient Outcomes and Health IT

Data Solutions Tailored to the ACO

Can Your EHR Do This?

A Look at the Nation's Most Innovative Healthcare Data Solutions

Is Your Hospital's Health Data Going to Waste?

Navigating HIPAA Compliance in the Digital Age

Is Your Hospital Data Really Secure?

Breathing Room: Modest Cost Hikes Give Hospitals Space to Innovate

Who Foots the Bill for mHealth?

Is Your Organization's Data Safe with mHealth Developers?

The Price of Change: Innovation Requires New Financial Data Management

Hospital Data Had Both Good and Bad News in September

Hospital Data Stored Offsite May Violate HIPAA

Your Healthcare Data Solutions May Be Creating New Problems

Health IT Holds the Keys to Telemedicine Success

Avoiding Hospital Data Overload: An Insiders' Guide

2 Problems Hospitals Must Address to Improve Patient Satisfaction

Could Data Sharing Alleviate Some of Your Hospital's Woes?

The Intersection of Health IT and Patient Care Coordinators

A Guide to Implementing a New Healthcare Data Management Solution

The Role of the Local Hospital in Health Insurance Selection

How New Consumer Health Gadgets Could Help Your Hospital

Can the Right IT Make Public Health a Truly Public Endeavor?

Crack Down on Immigration May Directly Affect Your Hospital Data

CMMI- Help or Hindrance to Chronic Illness Management?

Does the Data Support Viability of Healthcare Assistance Programs?

Key Characteristics of a Successful Health Initiative

Major Insurance Provider to Play Larger Role in Exchanges

Most Health Data Management Efforts Won’t Produce Actionable Insights

Successful Cost Reduction Strategies

Most Wired List Shows EHR Meaningful Use in Action

Health Systems Will Start to See Influx of VA Patients

Poor Health Data Management Linked to Deaths by Medical Mistakes

6 Ways Health Care Data Can Reduce the Cost of Care

Better Health Data Management Will Be Critical for Hospitals in Q4

Why Managing New Insurance Plans May Be Your Biggest Challenge

Strong IT, Flexible Staff May Offset Higher Patient Volume

Is Your Cost Accounting System Ready for a New Payment Model?

2 Critical Solutions for Snarled Hospital Billing Systems

You May Be Implementing Health IT All Wrong

Major Health Networks Must Learn from the Little Guys

You Can't Afford to Wait to Implement HealthCare Data Solutions

Decision Support Moves Beyond Big Data

Obamacare Glitches Cause More Headaches for Hospital Systems

Growing Data Demands May Be Too Much for Average Health IT Network

A Lawsuit or HIPAA Violation Could Be Just a Human Error Away

Health IT Can Be Your Downfall or Savior

Why Your Current Healthcare Data Solutions Can Be a Waste of Time

The Cautionary Tale in Oregon's IT Struggles

Your Patient Data Systems May Not Be as Secure as You Think

You'll Need Care Coordinators as Numbers of Insured Americans Rise

The Hospital Exec's Guide to Surviving the CMS EHR Limbo

Poor Cost Accounting Utilization May Contribute to Low Health Scores

Federal Mandates Hamper Meaningful Use of Healthcare Tech

Hospitals See Obstacles to Expanding Telemedicine

Is This the Future of Clinical Diagnostics?

US Experiments with Terrifying and Life-saving Use of Health Data

Is the Primary Care Panic Over?

Bundled Payments May Be the Payer Solution We Need

Can Hospitals Bridge the Generation Gap?

Is Good Healthcare Technology Leading to Bad Results?

What’s Your MERS Skill Level?

Hospitals Gear Up to Face More HealthCare.gov Errors

Your Struggle to Adhere to ACA Mandates Hasn't Been for Naught

Hospital Cost Accounting without Human Insight is Less than Useless

Are Wide-Reaching Patient Analytics Programs Feasible?

The Future of Decision Support Lies Outside the Walls of Your Hospital

Don't Let Your Hospital Be One of Health Care's Dirty Secrets

UnitedHealth Report Shows the Need for Better Patient Analytics

EHRS, ACA Compliance: Do They Really Improve Health Outcomes?

Do You Need to Hire a Care Coordinator?

"Optimized" Doctor's Visits Are Killing Patient Satisfaction

Hospital Execs Need to Take Action as States Waffle on Exchanges

Are We Speaking the Same Language When it Comes to Patient Analytics?

Is Your Patient Data Compromised?

Cyber Threats Loom Large Over Health Care Finance

New Health Care Finance Incentives Are More Burden than Boon

Health Care Finance Sees Grass Roots Movement for Single-Payer System

More Delays for the Great Clinical Decision Support Shakeup

Has Reform Changed Clinical Decision Support for the Better?

Need for Better Clinical Decision Support Drives New Industry Partnerships

1 Key Point of Health Care Data You Aren’t Giving Enough Consideration

Health Care Data Reveals Market Trends of 2014

New Health Care Data Finds Cause for Hope in Reforms

Is There a Quick Fix for Improving Patient Satisfaction?

Hospitals Are Improving Patient Satisfaction in an Unlikely Way

Green Thinking Offers New Options for Hospital Finance

Physician Turnover a Symptom of Health Care Reform

Patient Analytics Are Only As Good As The Cost Data That Feeds It

The Demand for More Outpatient Care Can Help or Hurt Hospital Finance

Are Itemized Price Lists the Next Trend in Healthcare?

7 Myths about Patient Analytics

Health Care Cost Accounting Creates Room for Internal Improvement

Win in a Commoditized Healthcare Industry with Cost Accounting Software

Patient Analytics a Necessary Investment for Hospital Executives

4 Things Your Competitors’ Struggles Can Teach You about Health Care Reform

Effective Cost Accounting Is a Must for Health Systems in Transition

Hospital Cost Accounting Provides Directional Insight

Technology and Cost Cutting Top Hospital Finance Trends in 2014

Is the Drive for Profits in Hospital Finance Hurting Your Brand Equity?

Overburdened Hospital Finance Finds an Unlikely Partner

Hospital Billing and the Single-Payer Model

Is a Single-Payer Care System the Next Great Reform?

Can Your Hospital Afford Increased Utilization?

New Payer Models and the Hospital Billing System

Could Healthcare Reform Be a Good Thing for Hospital Finance?

New Medicare Cuts Could Cripple Hospitals Without Cost Accounting

What are Readmissions Really Costing Health Care Organizations?

Consumers Lash Out Against Exorbitant Hospital Billing

Building a Cost Accounting System Doesn't Need to Be a Chore

Cost Accounting Software Helps Relieve the Pressure of ACA Reforms

Healthcare Cost Accounting Transparency

Evaluating Best Practices – Cost Accounting for Health Systems

Using Cost Accounting Data to Effect Change

The Foundation of a Cost Accounting System

Welcome Hospital Cost Accounting Enthusiasts