Steven Berger is President of Healthcare Insights, LLC, which specializes in the teaching and consulting of healthcare financial management issues. Healthcare Insights has developed INSIGHTS, a management accountability and decision support software solution for the healthcare industry.
Prior to his role at Healthcare Insights, Steven Berger was Vice President, Finance for seven years at 250- bed Highland Park Hospital in suburban Chicago, Illinois. Before Highland Park Hospital and since 1978, he has been a hospital or health system finance officer in New York, New Jersey and Missouri.
Mr. Berger has 39 years of healthcare financial management experience. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in History and a Master of Science in Accounting from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Steven Berger is a CPA, a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (FHFMA) where he has served as President of the First Illinois Chapter. Mr. Berger also served a three-year term on the HFMA’s National Board of Examiners and was recently the Regional Executive of Region 7 of the HFMA. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
In addition, over the past several years he has presented many healthcare finance related seminars throughout the United States and Canada including several two-day classes such as Fundamentals of Healthcare Financial Management, Turning Data into Useful Information and Hospital Financial Management for the Non-Financial Manager.
Steve Berger has also co-written articles on healthcare information systems that were published in Healthcare Financial Management magazine, including a February 2007 Award – winning article on Treating Technology as a Luxury – Ten Necessary Tools, an August 2004 Award – winning article on the Ten Ways to Improve Cost Management in Hospital, an April 2002 management column and a February 2000 commentary in Modern Healthcare on the lack of training in the healthcare industry His most HFM article was published in August 2012, titled, Back to the Basics: 5 Ways to Pick Low-Hanging Fruit.
Additionally, Mr. Berger is the author of “Fundamentals of Healthcare Financial Management,” originally published in 1999 by McGraw-Hill and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. This book was written from a practitioners point of view and is a distillation of Mr. Berger’s many years on the inside of healthcare institutions.