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The value of patient level costing – an international view

Patient-level cost data is a bit like gold for a number of reasons. First, getting cost data often seems like a deep underground mining venture, fraught with danger and challenges and it is just plain hard work. Second, unfortunately often the patient-level cost data remains locked in a vault and is accessible to only a limited number of people. And third, patient-level cost data is a precious resource. In the current environment of budgetary constraints and increasing demands, the health system should be turning to the patient-level cost gold bullion to help guide and map a pathway through the economic challenges ahead.

Read the full blog post by Alfa D’Amato, director, activity-based management, New South Wales Health, Australia. He will be speaking at the HFMA International symposium: turning value theory into practice on 4 October in London.

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More from the association…

HFMA Awards 

Earlier this year we spoke to Annette Walker, Director of Finance of the Year 2016, who told us about the impact the award has had on her team.
You have until 29 September to submit your nominations for the National Healthcare Finance Awards 2017.

Win a year of HFMA membership

In August we ran a short survey among our affiliates to ensure we are consistently delivering a valuable service and entered all participants in a prize draw for a year of free HFMA membership. We’re happy to announce that the winner is Robert Willis, acting head of finance at NHS Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group.
If you want to also enjoy our the benefits of being a full HFMA member, join our circle today

Upcoming events

NHS CEO Forum

20 September, Central London

Charitable funds finance conference

18 October, 110 Rochester Row

Annual mental health finance conference
8 November, London

Audit conference 

14 November, London

HFMA Annual Conference

6-8 December, London
The event will give you the opportunity to hear from some of the prominent figures in the NHS along with key policy makers, politicians, clinician’s and professional and technical experts.

Pre-accounts planning


31 January 2018, Manchester
1 February 2018, London

Webinars

 

Realising the recurrent savings and associated benefits of digital healthcare 
Find out how assessing a trust’s clinical correspondence processes can highlight additional, significant recurrent savings.
Supported by Winscribe
5 October, 14:00

Have a look at our webinars archive and watch at a time and a place that are convenient for you.





 

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