Catherine Mitchell
The practical application of value
by Catherine Mitchell
18 August 2017

Back in 2015 when the HFMA Healthcare Costing for Value Institute was launched, value-based healthcare was a relatively unknown concept to many in the NHS finance community.

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Sarah Bence
Getting to grips with good governance
by Sarah Bence
11 August 2017

The NHS is publicly funded – the Department of Health receives its money as part of the Treasury’s spending review process. As this is taxpayers’ money it comes with strings attached – namely that there is an absolute requirement to demonstrate that it is used well and for its intended purpose.

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PwC
The importance of strong financial governance in the NHS
by PwC
07 August 2017

The last 12 to 18 months have seen a deterioration in the financial positions of both providers and commissioners and as such good financial governance has never been so important.

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Debbie Paterson
A problem shared
by Debbie Paterson
04 August 2017

People make partnership working a success but it is important to understand the framework in which all partners are operating. The HFMA has produced guidance to help members decide what are the important questions they must ask when developing new ways of working.

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Lisa Robertson
Carter: recipe for success
by Lisa Robertson
28 July 2017

Lord Carter’s report on productivity in acute hospitals provides the platform for individual trusts to understand and act on unwarranted variation across a range of activities. To make a difference, the challenge now is for finance leaders and clinicians to work together to explore the information and create effective solutions.

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Catherine Mitchell
Join the costing revolution
by Catherine Mitchell
25 July 2017

Understanding the value of patient-level cost data is important for clinicians as well as finance staff, but it has to start with boards.

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Bill Shields
Bermuda shorts 2: a collection of firsts
by Bill Shields
14 July 2017

It has been a series of firsts as Bill Shields continues to get to grips with his new role as chief financial officer for Bermuda Hospitals Board. Continuing his series of blogs he reflects on differences in scale and similarities of funding challenges.

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Steve Brown
Understanding accountable care
by Steve Brown
11 July 2017

What exactly is an accountable care organisation (ACO) or accountable care system (ACS)? Many delegates attending the HFMA Convergence conference in London last week were looking for an answer to this question.

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