Bill Shields
Bermuda shorts 12: spring forward
by Bill Shields
04 April 2019

Daylight saving time ushers in longer days as Bermuda Hospitals Board’s Bill Shields contemplates a move away from fee-for-service funding

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Bermuda shorts 11: a winter’s tale
by Bill Shields
07 February 2019

Snow may be almost unheard of in Bermuda, but the island’s hospitals board’s Bill Shields says NHS-style winter pressures are becoming all too familiar. Read his latest blog

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Bermuda shorts 10: Yes, we have no bananas!
by Bill Shields
12 December 2018

In his latest Bermudian blog, Bill Shields reflects on a busy end to the year and proposals to change the territory’s current system of health insurance, reducing the cost of premiums bringing it closer to universal coverage

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Bermuda Shorts 9: finding a way
by Bill Shields
28 September 2018

In his latest correspondence from Bermuda, Bill Shields watches a computerised patient flow command centre in action and is impressed by a can-do attitude of an innovative interventional radiology service.

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Bermuda shorts 8: howzat!
by Bill Shields
07 August 2018

Bermuda Hospitals Board’s Bill Shields reflects on a busy couple of months – for the island’s health service and the NHS – and considers service improvement, revenue cycle optimisation and a game of cricket.

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Bermuda shorts 7: End of the beginning
by Bill Shields
05 June 2018

A major reduction in planned deficit for in 2017/18 was a good result, but Bermuda Hospitals Board’s Bill Shields says this year’s break-even budget is just the start of major financial changes.

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Bermuda shorts 6: Flying a kite
by Bill Shields
27 March 2018

Having experienced his first Bermuda winter storm, Bermuda Hospitals Board’s Bill Shields looks ahead to a challenge of a different kind – moving to a relative value unit approach for outpatient reimbursement

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Bermuda shorts 5 – Lost in the triangle
by Bill Shields
25 January 2018

After a trip back to the UK for the HFMA annual conference, Bermuda Hospitals Board chief finance officer Bill Shields offers his insights on how different health systems are squaring up to similar financial and service pressures.

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