What does it take to captivate an audience? Director Ridley Scott knows. He may have been snubbed by 2016’s Oscar voters, but his film, “The Martian” received a “Best Picture” nomination and won the hearts of critics and movie-goers alike. That says a lot, considering most of the film revolves around a lone astronaut, stranded in the unrelentingly dull and rocky landscape of Mars. And that made me wonder, what would it take to make a hospital finance report captivating enough that the C-suite would sit up and take notice? This isn’t a suggestion for you to recruit Matt Damon for your next presentation to the C-suite. Instead, hospital finance directors might want to think more like a movie director — or a savvy marketer — when it comes to bringing finance reports to life.
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