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

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Healthcare Insights, LLC


David Beto

Chief Growth and Business Development Officer
Healthcare Insights, LLC


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

We know the success many startup companies have had in disrupting traditional sectors. And now that Silicon Valley-type thinking is ...  Read More

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

Hospital finance directors have just as critical a role ...  Read More

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

We know that many of our elderly patients are vulnerable. Some are socially isolated. Some are unable to take care of themselves. At least ...  Read More

New Mental Health Legislation Could Impact Your Operating Budget

It took 12 years for Congress to pass the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA). ...  Read More

Acquisition or Collaboration: Which Is Better for a Provider?

Mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare sector were supposed to slow down this year after several years of significant M&A ...  Read More

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

Are electronic medical records (EMRs) killing the practice of medicine? Ask a health IT professional, a Medicare administrator, or certain ...  Read More

Medicare Reform Is Changing How Hospitals Treat Elderly Patients

Senior care is evolving, especially as Medicare seeks to reduce costs. What does that mean for your hospital operating budget? Plenty.

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

Much has been written about how hospitals should be preparing to move to  Read More

Put Your Hospital's Data to Work in 2016

What is your data doing for you? Many hospitals are collecting data and taking their first steps toward ...  Read More

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

The Harley-Davidson brand inspires such incredible loyalty among its customers because the company excels ...  Read More

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

There’s a recurring nightmare that keeps acute care hospital finance directors awake at night: legions of  Read More

What the Final Word on ACA Insurance Means for Your Budget

On Friday, November 13, the three federal departments that oversee group health plans and health insurance providers—the ...  Read More

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

To what degree is it incumbent upon providers to make sure their patients understand health insurance? If you'd asked that ...  Read More

Is There an Endgame for Interoperability in Hospital Networks?

Treating patients with the highest degree of accuracy possible is a goal shared by both hospital administrators and ...  Read More

Patient Engagement Can Bring Reform and Cost Savings into Alignment

We know that patient engagement and activation are critical components for the success of cost-saving health reform ...  Read More