Joel French, Chief Executive Officer

  By Joel French, CEO of SCI Solutions The role of health system CFOs is at a critical juncture. What are CFOs prioritizing in the wake of increasing competitive pressures and value-based reimbursement models? How are they planning on recovering from years of allocating unprecedented capital to legislative mandate compliance instead of future growth and…

Read more Survey: Health System CFOs Focusing on New Revenue Growth Methods

By Joel French, CEO of SCI Solutions While it is true that market reforms, contemporary cloud technologies, disruptive business models and care innovations will be required to transform our health industry, none of those elements will be successful without great leadership. Decisive and principle-oriented leadership will be the most significant factor gating how rapidly and…

Read more The Grand Chasm of Leadership: Part 1

By Joel French, CEO of SCI Solutions Today’s enterprises are becoming more and more digitized as organizations continue to rely on technology to drive, streamline, automate, redesign and optimize business processes. Trends such as mobility, big data, social and cloud computing are no longer “emergent,” but have become foundational pillars to any sustainable business strategy. …

Read more Advice for Today’s Healthcare CIO

By Joel French, CEO of SCI Solutions Consider for a moment the incredible blessings we enjoy daily: clean water, electricity, ample food, freedom.  Ours are first world problems, to be sure. Despite all its problems, our health system also delivers great care. Yes, we face endemic cost, access, quality and constituent satisfaction problems that many…

Read more Thankfulness for the Hands and Hearts of Care

By Joel French, CEO of SCI Solutions Hospitals are facing unprecedented financial constraints. Inpatient admissions and surgical procedures are no longer driving needed revenue growth, as they have since the inception of the modern health system, and hospitals are losing working capital from complex government mandates and reform investments, including Electronic Health Record implementations and…

Read more Strategies for Growing Outpatient Revenue