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Q&A with HFMA CEO Joseph Fifer on price transparency

Q&A with HFMA CEO Joseph Fifer on price transparency

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 14, 2018

Fifer, who took over the HFMA in 2012 after 11 years as vice president of hospital finance at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich., says industry leaders are starting to do a better job of listening to consumers.

Data Points: We're No. 1 … in healthcare spending

Data Points: We're No. 1 … in healthcare spending

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 07, 2018

The U.S. continues to outpace other industrialized nations in healthcare spending. Researchers from Harvard and the London School of Economics analyzed data from 11 high-income countries and found that although utilization rates were relatively similar, the U.S. spends twice as much on medical care.

Health systems overlook potential of real estate assets

Health systems overlook potential of real estate assets

By Alex Kacik  |  April 03, 2018

Health systems could free up a significant amount of capital and design more efficient delivery systems if they act like real estate investors and explore outsourcing management of their properties or sell underutilized assets, according to CBRE.

Ascension Ventures putting its money to work

Ascension Ventures putting its money to work

By Tara Bannow  |  March 31, 2018

After closing its fourth fund at $255 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, Ascension Ventures is in full-on investment mode, having invested in six companies so far. The head of Ascension Ventures said he plans to invest in about 20 companies using the fourth fund.

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