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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Healthcare Has a Serious Shortage of Financial IT Professionals

There's trouble afoot in the world of hospital finance. Many  Read More

You are Your Hospital’s Last Defense against Austerity Measures

How well is your hospital meeting cost reduction targets? If you’re not batting .300, you’re not alone. According to a ...  Read More

CFOs, Clinical Integration Can Be a Step toward Financial Health

The healthcare reform landscape has left some hospitals on shaky ground. The financial pressures of transitioning from ...  Read More

Organized Labor and the Modern Hospital CFO

In 1768, tailors in New York carried out the first recorded strike to protest wage reductions. What followed was two ...  Read More

3 First Steps to Take before Internal Clinical Integration

Where would Batman be without his utility belt? The belt has featured everything from his ubiquitous “batarang” to shark ...  Read More

Managing Labor and Productivity after Losing a Hospital Leader

When a CFO or other member of the C-suite exits, the move often shakes up an organization’s management, and as we’ve ...  Read More

Engaged Physicians are Key for Labor Management

“If I believed in reincarnation, I would think that American hospital CEOs must have done something wicked in an earlier ...  Read More

Labor Management Could Be Key to Value-Based Healthcare

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How to Create a Culture Ripe for Clinical Integration

In the old days, unit managers and hospital administrators were held accountable for meeting yearly or quarterly budget ...  Read More

The Unseen Costs of Hospital Labor Management

Many doctors and nurses on the front lines of the  Read More

Here's Why Your Hospital Needs a Program Like Oncotalk

As a professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University Medical School, physician-author Abraham Verghese has made a ...  Read More

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

You go to the symphony, expecting to hear Brahms' "No. ...  Read More

Hospital Labor Cost Outcomes: Good Is in the Details

In a previous blog, “Knowing ...  Read More

Knowing the Ins and Outs of Improving Labor Management

Earlier in this series on hospital labor management, we looked at the key elements of total labor costs at the organization and department ...  Read More

Taking the Right Measure of Hospital Labor Management

To effectively manage labor expenses, hospitals need to clearly understand the components that make up all of their labor costs:

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