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Redefining the “H” In formal and information communications with students through local and national forums, they request information and guidance on what is next in the healthcare transformation and how should they prepare. Healthcare observers usually focus on providers that have the greatest impact on national healthcare expenditures as indicated by CMS – hospitals (32 percent share) and physicians and clinical services (20 percent share). An internal American Hospital Association document that forecasts President/CEO Rick Pollack ’s perspective on healthcare in ten years revealed six intriguing perspectives for academics...
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Bachrach Family Scholarship for Excellence in Healthcare Administration AUPHA is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Bachrach Family Scholarship for Excellence in Healthcare Administration. Formerly managed by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), the scholarship was established to create an endowed scholarship with the intent of creating a durable legacy to the education of students in areas and at institutions that contributed to the success of David and Linda Bachrach. The $5,000 Scholarship will be available to students enrolled “full-time” in a CAHME accredited residential program in healthcare administration during...
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The 2017 Spring Coursebook Catalog (digital edition) is now available! The Spring digital catalog features 12 new titles on topics such as leadership, quality, management, ethics, professionalism, strategy and organizational behavior. Browse the new titles and view our complete list of titles today. Most of the Health Administration Press titles offer instructor resources that may include test banks, HAP Course Lesson Plans, PowerPoint slides, discussion Q&A, and more. Browse the catalog and request complimentary copies today!
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Corris Boyd Scholarship

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Applications are now being accepted for the Corris Boyd Scholarship , This $40,000 scholarship is awarded annually to two students of color accepted into an AUPHA Full Member master's degree program for start in Fall of 2017. The application deadline is April 17, 2017.
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Nominations are now open for two prestigious AUPHA awards Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership Thompson Prize for Young Investigators The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2017. Submit your nominations today. Filerman Prize Nomination Form Thompson Prize Nomination Form
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HIMSS17

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CONNECT WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES - EARN VALUABLE CE CREDIT - ALL IN ONE PLACE With its world-class education, exhibition and networking, no other event brings the brightest minds in health and IT together like HIMSS17 . Join us next month in Orlando for HIMSS17, where you'll gain expert insights, explore real-world solutions, exchange innovative ideas, and learn best practices as you connect and collaborate with thousands of colleagues from around the world. At HIMSS17, you'll find: 40,000+ like-minded peers 300+ education programs 1,200+ exhibitors on the show floor Hundreds of special programs Endless chances for networking ...
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Board News

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As noted in last month’s Exchange , AUPHA’s face-to-face Board of Directors meetings are now open, on a limited first come, first served basis, to AUPHA members. There are still a few seats available for the next in-person Board meeting, which will be held at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago on Monday, March 27 th . If you are interested in attending this meeting, please email Jaime Stephens at jstephens@aupha.org to reserve a seat. A copy of the agenda will be sent to you electronically approximately ten days in advance of the meeting.
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The 2017 Annual Meeting is less than four months away! The Annual Meeting Planning Committee (AMPC) has been hard at work constructing a full program of educational, networking, and optional off-site activities in Long Beach. Look for the promotional electronic brochure containing more details on the meeting arriving next week. In the interim, find out more about the meeting here .
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Michael J. McDonough DMH, FACHE, Elected to American College of Healthcare Executives Council of Regents Michael J. McDonough , DMH, FACHE, Associate Teaching Professor, Health Services Administration, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University has been appointed to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives. The Council of Regents serves as the vital link between ACHE and members by approving governance and membership regulations as well as promoting ACHE programs, services and activities within their respective areas. Dr. McDonough will take office at the Council of Regents...
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Dr. Amy Dore has been appointment program coordinator for the new Master of Health Administration (MHA) program at Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. The Program was launched January 2017 and is primarily an online program with collaborative hybrid sessions. Students can access the program in the distance-learning format utilizing BlackBoard Learn. Dr. Dore has taught in the undergraduate Health Care Management program at Metropolitan State University of Denver since 2002 and will also teach in the new MHA program.
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This old soldier hasn’t faded away. Although I have retired from NYU Wagner, effective December 31, 2016, I am alive and well with two books coming out this year. I want to thank all the faculty in AUPHA for what you have shared with me and what I have learned from you for over more than 40 years. Please let me hear from you as to what you are accomplishing. Anthony Kovner, PhD .
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Welcome New Members

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AUPHA is pleased to welcome the following new program members: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, has joined with two programs. The Bachelors of Health Administration program is located in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and offers a B.S. in Health Administration. The Master of Health Administration program, also located in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, has also joined AUPHA. AUPHA also extends a warm welcome to the following new individual members: Michele Kraynik , Roberts Wesleyan College Michael Payne , Southern New Hampshire University Virginia Rich , Caldwell University Ben Spedding...
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A Public Good We are now a little more than a month from the 2017 Leaders Conference in Chicago. This conference is one of the many AUPHA sponsored events designed to enable us all to learn from one another. Faculty Forums, Open Forum and the Annual Meeting all have essentially the same goal. How do all of these work? The simple answer is that you as members make it possible. Your time, expertise and energy produce a public good for the benefit of all our members and indirectly for our students. AUPHA strives to create a safe and productive environment for everyone to share but most of the input comes from members. You all benefit by extracting new knowledge...
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It's not too late to register for this year's Leaders Conference, scheduled to be held at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Tuesday, March 28th. This year's program has been enhanced and expanded in response to requests. Read more about the program here . Registration rates will increase on March 2nd, so register soon!
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We are pleased to announce that the dates for AUPHA's 2017 Undergraduate Workshop, scheduled to be held in Orlando, Florida, and hosted by the University of Central Florida, are October 4th-6th. Many thanks to Workshop Chair Reid Oetjen, PhD, for his leadership and support. Be sure to check the web site periodically for updates to be posted soon.
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The Charter is “a set of expectations as to how model health care organizations should be led and managed.” It establishes principles for delivering effective patient care; maintaining a healthy, effective workforce; and improving population health. It contains a strong vision for patient rights, and an emphasis on community health. It is achievable. Baldrige Award winning HCOs pursue similar values, have solved and documented appropriate work processes, and produced documented, audited top quartile performance. The Charter should be part of every healthcare management student's learning. A copy is at: http://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/Abstract/publishahead/The_Charter_on_Professionalism_for_Health_Care.98296.aspx...
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HAS AUPHA FAILED? This paper, by a team at Boston Consulting was published recently in PLOS ONE: Quantifying Geographic Variation in Health Care Outcomes in the United States before and after Risk-Adjustment, Barry L. Rosenberg, Joshua A. Kellar, Anna Labno, et al. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0166762 It documents that our industry, healthcare delivery, is a chaotic mess. From the abstract: We compared outcome variation at state, hospital referral region, hospital service area, county, and hospital levels. Risk-adjusted outcomes were calculated after adjusting for population factors, co-morbidities,...
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Registration for the 2017 Annual Meeting will open shortly. Please check the Annual Meeting web to register and reserve your hotel room at the Westin Long Beach Hotel.
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Registration for AUPHA's 2017 Annual Meeting will open shortly. Please check the Annual Meeting web site here to register and reserve your hotel room.
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Welcome Will Machin

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AUPHA is pleased to welcome Will Machin as our new Community Manager. Will is responsible for monitoring and assisting users of the AUPHA Network. He is experienced in working with professional communities and will provide outstanding support. He can be reached at wmachin@aupha.org .
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