Va., October 20, 2010 – The Association of University Programs in Health
Administration (AUPHA) is pleased to announce the development of the first
national Centralized Application Service (CAS) designed for students applying
to graduate programs in health administration, healthcare management and health
policy. The application service, called
HAMPCAS (Healthcare Administration, Management & Policy Centralized
Application Service), will enable applicants to apply to multiple colleges and schools
through a single web-based application.
“AUPHA has been
exploring the idea of launching a centralized application service for the
health administration programs for some months now,” said AUPHA President and
CEO, Lydia Middleton. “Many of our fellow health professions have already
launched highly successful centralized application services, so we have been
slow to adopt. But in waiting for the right time we can take advantage of all
of the lessons learned by our predecessors.”
AUPHA will be able to provide applicants
with a convenient way to apply to multiple member programs through one
standardized application. The system will provide one portal for admissions
offices to obtain applications, applicant data, and reports/analysis;
transcript verification; and customer support, thereby reducing administrative
burden on admissions staff.
will provide the field with rich data that currently is unavailable—data that
can help us track the number and quality of applicants to our programs and help
us plan for future needs of our healthcare system,” said Daniel Gentry, PhD of
the Rush University Department of Health Systems Management, and chair of the
HAMPCAS advisory group.
addition to the benefits to students and the field, participating admissions
offices will also be able to do the following:
Participation in HAMPCAS will be
voluntary and free to AUPHA graduate member programs. The service is scheduled
to launch in September 2011.
Contact Liane Pinero-Kluge for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 647-7961