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​ Buyer Beware Recent Department of Education rules changes ironically reinforce the importance of affiliation with AUPHA as an indicator of stability and of quality healthcare management education. More than in the recent past, students are being held accountable for the decisions they make regarding where to get an education and even what career options to pursue. With our reputation for quality healthcare management education, support provided to find a job and advance a career, the strong healthcare management market and our longevity, AUPHA member programs can assist students to make the best decision for their future. Why does this matter now? As ...
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​   GET READY FOR NEW ORLEANS   AUPHA’s 2019 Annual Meeting will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel June 12-14. The theme of the meeting, Resiliency and Relevance in a Time of Change, addresses not only how healthcare delivery in New Orleans post-Katrina changed drastically, but also how all of our healthcare organizations are facing change in the industry (e.g., the increase of physician leaders, the change in reimbursement, and the merging of hospitals, to name a few).  The meeting will be chaired by AUPHA’s Board of Directors Chair-elect, Leigh Cellucci. Plans for the 2019 Annual Meeting are underway and the Annual Meeting Planning ...
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AUPHA is calling for abstracts of papers to be presented in conjunction with the 2018 MGMA Annual Conference, scheduled to be held in Boston, Massachusetts. A special academic forum, with peer-reviewed papers, will be held on the morning of September 30 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. We are encouraging submissions from all AUPHA program faculty. If you are planning to attend MGMA, this is an ideal opportunity to demonstrate you current research or practice-related activities. If you can’t attend all of the MGMA Conference, you can still attend and participate in the Joint Academic Forum. For more information, please view the Call for Abstracts .
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The University of Michigan has named Dr. F. DuBois Bowman dean of the School of Public Health. Currently the chair of biostatistics at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Dr. Bowman’s scholarship focuses on improving mental health and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer's disease and depression.
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UAB's Department of Health Services Administration is proud to share an article highlighting Bob Hernandez's 45 years of service to the university. The Department's newly approved Master of Science in Healthcare Simulation admits its first cohort this fall. The degree program is designed to prepare students to lead within organizations using simulation to improve quality of care and impact patient outcomes. An entirely online program, students will have the flexibility to complete their degrees while working full time.
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As you begin preparing for the upcoming Fall semester, Health Administration Press (HAP) encourages you to point students to the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) as both a career and academic resource. We invite you to share the following tools and opportunities from ACHE and HAP with your students this Fall: Be sure to remind your students of the ACHE/HAP Student Discount, which offers a 30% discount when textbooks are purchased directly from HAP  . Students can use promo code STUDENT18 to access this special pricing. We encourage students to share this discount with friends and classmates! Share information about the value of an ACHE ...
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Welcome New Members

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AUPHA is pleased to welcome the following new program members:  University of Memphis , Memphis, TN, has added an Associate Undergraduate program membership. The Healthcare Administration program offers a Bachelor’s degree.  AUPHA also extends a warm welcome to the following new individual members: Vicky Harpenau , North River Health Campus at Trilogy Health Services Sarah Kercsmar , University of Kentucky Ian King , The Tablinu
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The American College of Healthcare Executives is pleased to sponsor the annual Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management. The purpose of the competition is to stimulate and demonstrate the ability of future healthcare executives to identify and describe important issues and developments in their chosen profession. Topics ACHE invites eligible students to submit high-quality essays with a focus on such health management topics as: strategic planning and policy accountability of and/or relationships among board, medical staff and executive management financial management human resources management systems management ...
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We are pleased to share this yearly update from The Society of Bachrach Family Scholars and Fellows. The application for the 2019 Bachrach Family Schoarship wil be available January, 2019. Look for a reminder in the January 2019 issue of The Exchange .
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​ I was installed as Chair of the AUPHA Board at the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, where I offered some thoughts about AUPHA and the field of Health Management Education. While the Annual Meeting was successful, only a small number of AUPHA member faculty were able to attend, so I want to share these thoughts with the entire membership. What follows are my annotated remarks at the Annual Business Meeting. I want to hear your thoughts as well, so please reach out to me or post yours to the AUPHA Forum. Good afternoon. Thank you so much for your support and confidence. I want to take a few minutes to talk about my thoughts about AUPHA and the field of Health ...
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AUPHA is pleased to introduce several exciting new items available for AUPHA members only.  Video As mentioned in the President and CEO ’ s, blog , AUPHA premiered the new video, “Health Administration - A Career with a Calling” at the 2018 Annual Meeting. This video introduces health administration as a career through a series of interviews with current faculty, practitioners and students. The video is available to download for free to AUPHA members to use in recruitment and marketing efforts. A link may be found on the Member s Only page. Book Also available on the Member s Only page as a free download is a PDF copy of the book “Looking ...
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​ CALL FOR A HOST PROGRAM FOR THE 2019 UNDERGRADUATE WORKSHOP!   AUPHA will be holding its next Undergraduate Workshop in the fall of 2019 and is seeking an undergraduate member program to host the event. While a few programs expressed interest at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, we want to make sure anyone not present at that meeting has an opportunity to express their interest as well. A set of meeting specifications for the Workshop may be found here .  If your program is interested, please let Jason Walker (jwalker@aupha.org) know by August 15, 2018 , so we may finalize location details and begin promoting the Workshop this fall.
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​ Vitality from Annual Meeting The recently completed Annual Meeting in Philadelphia continued AUPHA’s long tradition of creating excitement and value from three days of networking, learning, and even some fun. Extra this year was a celebration of AUPHA’s 70 th year. The theme for the Annual Meeting, “Looking Back to Look Forward” contributed a perfect environment within which to celebrate the 70 th year. Among the many special events was the “birthday” cake (see below) and the release of a book outlining aspects of the history of AUPHA titled, “Looking Back to Look Forward: AUPHA at 70.” The contents of the book will give everyone an incentive to look ...
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​To all, The recent announcement by the Trump Administration that they are considering the merger of the Department of Education and the Department of Labor warrants a remark. I let this sit because I do not intend it to be viewed in any way as a political commentary. Indirectly, however, this change influences all of our members. Commentators describe the proposed merger as being consistent with Trump’s campaign pledge to reduce the size and increase the efficiency of government. Nobody can argue against those goals. Perhaps a merger will improve government in these two crucial areas. As usual, the devil is in the details. As long as the key functions of ...
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Over the years I'd become increasingly fascinated with the idea of helping our health administration students develop their writing skills. If your institution is like mine, students to get a significant amount of practice with the "usual" writing assignments – strategic plans, executive summaries and the like. One type of writing that students may not have as much positive experience with his personal writing, designed to Earlier this week I discovered a new publication from the National Academy Medicine entitled " Nursing, Trauma, and Reflective Writing ". The piece cites statistics were likely all familiar with – 85% of intensive care unit nurses report ...
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​ My Last Blog! First let me start off by thanking the AUPHA members for giving me the honor to serve as Board Chair of AUPHA. It is truly one of the highlights of my professional career.  This year went fast and that is due in large part to working with a great team.  The AUPHA Board and Staff are incredibly talented and a key part of my job as board chair was not to get in their way. I decided that in the spirit of the annual meeting theme I would look back to look forward. I was fortunate to talk with 12 past AUPHA Board Chairs and ask them three questions: What do you foresee as primary concerns/issues for the healthcare management industry in the ...
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For the most up to date information about the 2018 Annual Meeting , attendees should make sure to download the Eventsential app to their phones and/or tablets. The app allows attendees to create a personal schedule, connect with other attendees, and receive real-time meeting informaiton. The app is free and can be found in the Google Play and iTunes app stores. Contact Jason Walker , Manager of Meetings and Services, for more information.
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Electronic ballots for the 2018 AUPHA Board of Director's election were emailed to Full Graduate and Full Certified Undergraduate Program Directors on May 8th. The election closes on June 6th. Please be sure to cast the ballot for your program. If you did not receive a ballot or you have any questions about the election, please contact Chris Anne Sanyer , Director of Membership.
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​Congratulations to the 2018 recipient of the Bachrach Family Scholarship for Excellence in Healthcare Administration, Julia Huynh.  Ms. Huynh, currently enrolled at Texas A&M Health Science Center's Master of Health Administration program, was selected from a pool of 28 qualified applicants.  The Bachrach Family Scholarship for Excellence in Healthcare Administration was established to create an endowed scholarship at AUPHA 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 Scholarship is available to students enrolled ‘full-time’ in a ...
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Health Administration Press , the publishing partner of AUPHA, will be on-site at the 2018 Annual Meeting next month to debut new titles and showcase our extensive library of textbooks. As the leading source for textbooks in healthcare management, HAP offers books covering a variety of topics including finance, strategy, operations, management, quality and safety, law and ethics, human resources, leadership and more! HAP staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have about selecting the best text for your course, requesting exam copies, accessing instructor resources, or creating a custom textbook. Learn more and browse our full list of textbook ...
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