Healthcare Financial Management Association Joins NPSF Patient Safety Coalition


BOSTON, Sept. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, is pleased to announce that the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), has joined the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition.

With more than 40,000 members, HFMA is the country's leading professional organization of health care finance professionals. By providing education, analysis, and guidance to its members, HFMA aims to improve health care by identifying and bridging gaps in knowledge and best practices.

The NPSF Patient Safety Coalition is a growing community of stakeholders from across the continuum of care aligned in the mission to make health care safer for all.

"People may not readily equate finance and patient safety, but we have seen a shift in recent years toward greater recognition that safe, high quality care is really tied to an organization's financial health," said Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA, president and CEO, HFMA. "Joining the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition reflects our belief in the need for finance professionals to learn more about patient safety and their own organization's goals for advancing safe care."

The NPSF Patient Safety Coalition was created to align diverse stakeholders from across the continuum of care in a unifying mission of making health care safer for patients and the workforce. Membership is open to myriad groups, including solutions providers working to address patient safety challenges, professional associations, advocacy organizations, and other similarly committed organizations. Coalition members gain valuable opportunities for networking, learning, and knowledge sharing through quarterly webinars, an annual member meeting, special projects and events, and other high-value activities.

"One of the goals of the Coalition is to bring diverse stakeholders together to share expertise and learn from each other," said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president and CEO of NPSF. "Many health care organizations now recognize that having the finance professionals' perspective is increasingly important to patient safety initiatives. We are very pleased to welcome HFMA into the Coalition."

For more information about the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition and how to join, contact David Coletta, senior vice president, at

About the National Patient Safety Foundation

The National Patient Safety Foundation's vision is to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. A central voice for patient safety since 1997, NPSF partners with patients and families, the health care community, and key stakeholders to advance patient safety and health care workforce safety and disseminate strategies to prevent harm. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. For information about the Foundation's programs, visit and follow @theNPSF on Twitter.

About HFMA

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. The Association helps healthcare stakeholders achieve optimal results by creating and providing education, analysis, and practical tools and solutions. Its mission is to lead the financial management of health care. Follow @HFMAorg on Twitter.


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