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.
Chinese acquisitions in the U.S. senior-living industry dropped off after the first quarter of 2017 and haven't bounced back, according to an analysis by the firm Real Capital Analytics.
A new Altarum report finds an increased rate of hospital price growth in March drove overall healthcare price acceleration to its highest rate since January 2012.
Henry Ford Health System received an anonymous $20 million gift that will fund the Henry Ford Pancreatic Cancer Center, the tentative name for a global consortium of researchers that will seek to develop better methods for earlier detection of the disease.
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.
New research suggests policymakers need to directly address prices rather than focusing on value-based care.
A new accounting standard could in some cases make buying facilities and equipment a better deal for health systems than leasing them.
DaVita, Fresenius and other dialysis providers are on alert after a major healthcare workers union has won enough support to put a measure on the California ballot to slap payment caps on dialysis clinics.
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.
Atrium Health's biggest physician group, Mecklenburg Medical Group, sued the North Carolina-based system to get out of its employment restrictions so it can practice independently.
Health system venture capital funding leaders are not concerned by last year's slow dealmaking in the digital health startup sector, recognizing that growing portfolio companies takes time.
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.