MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – In a keynote address at a major conference, 2021-2022 Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) President Tammie L. Jackson, FHFMA, MHA, CHFP called on health care funding leaders to focus on reducing health care disparities and promoting health equity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which she called the event before -after. “Health disparities have long been part of our ‘before’ narrative, well documented and documented for decades,” Jackson said. “Whatever role you play in this industry, there is a lot we can each do to make bold decisions and promote health equity. If we are well informed, well educated and well intentioned, our future looks brighter. As an industry, we can be better than before.
Jackson, the first chairman of the HFMA Black Board, also highlighted the need to raise awareness of microaggressions and implicit prejudices against various marginalized groups that are manifesting in the contemporary workplace and causing change. Speaking to finance professionals gathered in Minneapolis and virtually for the HFMA annual conference, Jackson said, “We need to broaden the focus to make room for people who may not fit in, who may not. not look like us, or who may have a different skill set or background. I’m talking about many types of diversity, not just racial diversity. “
In his role as the elected CEO of the HFMA, Jackson is responsible for providing overall direction to the Association through actions such as establishing policy, appointing key leaders, planning educational programs and representing the Association. ‘Association at various events. His mandate began on June 1, 2021.
Jackson is also vice president of TransUnion Healthcare. In this role, she leads the company’s go-to-market strategy and customer-centric functions in the areas of vendors, payers and life sciences. In a previous role as Associate Vice President at Conifer Health Solutions, Jackson focused on implementing value-based care strategies.
“Over the past six years, Tammie has brought invaluable insights and perspectives to her role as a volunteer director on the Association’s Board of Directors,” said HFMA President and CEO Joseph J Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. “It is a happy coincidence that his tenure as President coincides with a time when issues of diversity, equity and inclusion are raised both within the HFMA and throughout the healthcare sector. . “
A member of the HFMA since 2002, Jackson has served on the Association’s National Advisory Board and National Board of Directors. She has also held several leadership positions within the South Texas Chapter of the HFMA, culminating as President, and has served as chair and member of various committees for the Gulf Coast Sections of the HFMA, First Illinois and South Texas.
Jackson has received several HFMA awards, including the William G. Follmer Bronze Award, the Robert H. Reeves Silver Award, the Frederick T. Muncie Gold Award, and the Founders Medal of Honor. She is a certified healthcare finance professional and a member of the HFMA.
She holds a master’s degree in health administration from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida Atlantic University.
Other members of the HFMA Board of Directors include President-elect Aaron R. Crane, FHFMA, Executive Vice President, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle; Secretary-Treasurer Dennis E. Dahlen, CHFP, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Mayo Clinic; and HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA.
The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) equips its more than 75,000 members nationwide to navigate a complex healthcare landscape. Financial professionals in all workplaces, including hospitals, healthcare systems, physician’s offices and healthcare plans, trust the HFMA to provide the guidance and tools that will help them move their business forward. organizations and industry. HFMA is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that advances healthcare by collaborating with other key stakeholders to address industry challenges and providing advice, training, tools and practical solutions and thought leadership. We lead the financial management of health care.
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