finance


ACA is Driving Trends in Healthcare Security

As the Affordable Care Act ripens, healthcare organizations must transform to survive. Hospitals and clinics will treat more Medicare patients and will be rewarded more for the quality of care than for the volume of patients they treat. While this is an improvement in patient care, the shift in healthcare management will have a ripple effect that will inject elements of complexity and uncertainty into the industry. Complexity has always been the enemy of good […]


Implications of the Drop in Crude Prices

Sub-$70/barrel oil is rapidly changing the operational climate for US oil and gas production. As highlighted in the December 4th Houston Business Journal article, “Oil price drops means businesses need to mitigate risk now,” a reevaluation of financial risk and mitigation measures is necessary to remain viable and profitable in this new environment. The article focuses at the CFO level of financial evaluation and posed the following hypothesis: “The survivors will be those producers that […]