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Jeff Helton, PhD

Course: Healthcare Financial Management


Jeff Helton is a former health system chief financial officer and a fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (“HFMA”). His financial management experience ranges from urban community health centers to small rural health systems to tertiary medical centers to operating health insurance plans in California and across the United States. He is also a certified management accountant and a certified fraud examiner. Dr. Helton writes a column on “Disruptive Innovation in Health Care” for the journal Healthcare Financial Management and is a certification “boot camp” instructor for HFMA. He also consults on health care financing matters with several health care startup companies around the U.S.


Dr. Helton earned his PhD in Health Care Management from the University of Texas and his Master of Science in Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. When not at work with his students, he is usually out skiing, surfing or kiteboarding, and he is an avid bass guitar player.


  • Program: MHA