Healthcare Financial Management Association

With more than 40,000 members, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the nation's premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders. HFMA builds and supports coalitions with other healthcare associations and industry groups to achieve consensus on solutions for the challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces today. Working with a broad cross-section of stakeholders, HFMA identifies gaps throughout the healthcare delivery system and bridges them through the establishment and sharing of knowledge and best practices. We help healthcare stakeholders achieve optimal results by creating and providing education, analysis, and practical tools and solutions. Our mission is to lead the financial management of health care.

At the chapter, regional, and national level, HFMA helps healthcare finance professionals meet the challenges of the modern healthcare environment by:

  • Providing education, analysis, and guidance.
  • Building and supporting coalitions with other healthcare associations to ensure accurate representation of the healthcare finance profession.
  • Educating a broad spectrum of key industry decision makers on the intricacies and realities of maintaining fiscally healthy healthcare organizations.
  • Working with a broad cross-section of stakeholders to improve the healthcare industry by identifying and bridging gaps in knowledge, best practices, and standards.

In addition to the National Office in Westchester, Illinois, HFMA has an office in Washington D.C. HFMA is composed of 68 chapters across the United States and Puerto Rico. Local chapter membership is free upon joining HFMA. Join HFMA today.

Now is a time of transformation in American health care—a transformation that will continue to play out over the years to come. During times of change, we can set our sights low and seek only to survive—or we can choose to make the most of a challenging situation—choose to thrive.

Strategic change is not an easy path. Likewise, the roads to personal health and professional success are not without obstacles. But no matter the challenges and adversities you may face, you have a choice. Let obstacles stand in your way—or choose to thrive.

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. Epictetus, ancient Greek philosopher  

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
Epictetus, ancient Greek philosopher

Few of us want to become patients, but most will find ourselves in that role eventually. When your turn comes, make the choice. Allow fear to be your dominant response—or choose to thrive.

For those who have committed their professional lives to health care, change is a constant. It is difficult and disruptive. Faced with overwhelming change, you can choose to grumble, choose to wish it away—or choose to thrive.

For healthcare organizations forging a path through the long transition from volume to value, challenges are inevitable.

When charting a course through difficult terrain, your organization can get bogged down or look for detours—or choose to thrive.

Choose to thrive and you will be empowered to identify beliefs that may be holding your back…to innovate…and to embrace new chapters in your personal and professional lives.

Be open to change. Never stop learning. Thrive.