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Board Membership Starting as far back as October 2017, the Board has considered changes in AUPHA bylaws as part of efforts to enhance inclusion into AUPHA leadership. Specifically, the discussion centered on enabling faculty from Associate and Affiliate and other membership categories to serve on the Board.  For those that did not have the opportunity to read my memo to AUPHA members from May 7, 2019, you can download the memo . That memo discusses the specifics of the current bylaws, the changes required, and a summary of the “pros and cons” of the decision. During the March face-to-face meeting of the Board, staff presented and the full Board discussed ...
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An Urgent Imperative: Enriching Professionalism Education to Promote Resilience and Relevance Join your colleagues in New Orleans next month for an important session on professionalism in health management education. Professionalism in health management education continues to be a critical and high priority in our field. AUPHA is working in collaboration with the authors of the 2017 article "The Charter on Professionalism for Health Care Organizations" published in Academic Medicine, to better define and enhance the role of professionalism competencies in health management education. This session will provide an update on the work of "the Charter" since ...
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  Only one more month until the 2019 AUPHA Annual Meeting in New Orleans. In addition to many of our usual functions, such as keynote speakers , panelists , and the diverse set of educational sessions , this year’s meeting includes a couple updates and other functions that AUPHA would like to remind everyone about.   William B. Graham Prize Dinner This year’s William B. Graham Prize Dinner will be held on Wednesday evening. Be sure to join us then, as we congratulate Peter J. Pronovost for being the 2019 recipient of the award. As for the usual Wednesday reception, please be advised that it will be conducted on Thursday evening ...
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David Fine, MHA '74, is the recipient of the 2019 University of Minnesota School of Public Health Gaylord Anderson Leadership Award. View the video about the award.
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The National Center for Healthcare Leadership is accepting nominations for the 2019 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award. The award honors a healthcare leader whose commitment, values, and contributions have improved the health of the public through leadership and organizational excellence. The Leadership Award is given to an individual who has made significant and lasting leadership contributions to the health and healthcare field. Nominees can represent any sector, including healthcare delivery, community health, public health, insurance, suppliers, public policy, government, professional/trade associations, research, and academic institutions. The recipient ...
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Employers Easy sign in – Sign in to the AUPHA Career Center with the same username and password used to access the AUPHA Network and register for AUPHA events. Higher visibility for your position – The AUPHA Career Center is open to the public and job seekers are not required to register, making it easier for the right applicants to find your position. New, lower introductory rates. AUPHA member bonus – In addition to a discounted member rate, a link to each position posted by an AUPHA member will be included in the Job Opportunities section of The Exchange while the post is active All employers are welcome to post positions in the AUPHA Career ...
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AUPHA is pleased to announce a new Upsilon Phi Delta Grant Program. Consistent with the goals of UPD, AUPHA seeks to elevate the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of professionally educated students in healthcare management and policy and leadership. Often, programs within UPD have innovative initiatives that cannot be implemented because of the lack of funds. Consequently, AUPHA has pledged to fund two (2), $2,500 competitive UPD Grants each year for at least the next six (6) years. The grants will be awarded to one Undergraduate UPD Chapter and one Graduate UPD Chapter each year. UPD Chapters in good standing will be eligible to apply for a grant. ...
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When members have questions about curriculum, policy, and a host of other topics, they turn to fellow AUPHA members for answers and assistance. AUPHA hosts 16 Faculty Forums where members can ask questions and share information about: Advancing Women Leaders in Healthcare Management Cultural Perspectives Ethics Finance, Economics, & Insurance Global Healthcare Management Health Information Management Health Policy Innovative Teaching Interprofessional Education Post-Acute Care Management and Case Studies Medical Group Practice/Ambulatory Care Online Program Directors Online Teaching and Technology ...
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If your institution has set up ACH payments to AUPHA in the past, please note that AUPHA has recently changed financial institutions. Please contact LIza Assefa , Director of Finance, to request the new ACH information.
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Saint Louis University alumnus Kwamane Liddell (M.H.A./J.D. '18) is the recent recipient of the CAHME Tim Campbell Scholarship, the ACHE Albert W. Dent Scholarship, and the 2019 SLU HMP Mentorship Alumni Award. The CAHME - Tim Campbell Scholarship recognizes a student from a CAHME-accredited program who embodies a spirit of service and volunteerism. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives established the Albert W. Dent scholarship in honor of Dent, the first African-American Fellow of ACHE. The SLU HMP Mentorship Alumni Award recognizes alumni that exhibit notable achievements. In this article , Liddell discusses his career and a unique ...
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Saint Louis University: The Role of Social, Cognitive, And Functional Risk Factors in Medicare Spending for Dual And Nondual Enrollees A recent study led by Dr. Kenton Johnston from Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice and Dr. Karen Joynt Maddox , from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, found that beneficiaries enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid had strikingly higher levels of medical, functional, and cognitive comorbidities, as well as social needs, compared to their non–dually enrolled counterparts. Dual enrollees also had significantly higher annual costs of care. The authors conducted a retrospective ...
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Do you want to expand your student population beyond your immediate geographic area? If yes, HAMPCAS can help. Findings from the 2017-18 application cycle indicate that almost 2/3 of applicants to HAMPCAS programs live outside of the program’s state. While this statistic may not be so eye-popping at first, visualizing these trends using geographic data can begin to reveal the deeper significance behind these numbers. The visuals below display the approximate hometown locations of applicants to three HAMPCAS programs during the 2017-2018 application cycle. The location of the programs have been changed in order to keep each school’s identity confidential. ...
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Full Representation on the Board As we head into spring, it is a time for new beginnings. As such, at its March meeting, your Board approved changes in the Bylaws that I want to discuss in this blog. While these changes were approved by your Board, bylaws changes need to go to the full member programs for approval. That will happen shortly. The Board also approved related changes in the composition and activity of the Leadership Development Committee that Dr. Glandon will discuss in his, related blog. As background, the Board has been concerned for a number of years that AUPHA membership on the Board does not adequately represent the full array of dues paying ...
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Open and Transparent Leadership Development Committee As Mark indicated in his blog discussion of the proposed changes in AUPHA bylaws, we are also making changes to the selection and composition of the Leadership Development Committee (LDC). These constitute policy changes that do not require membership approval but reflect the Board’s ongoing commitment to open and transparent selection of leaders for AUPHA. The Board was given these recommendations for change during its March 4, 2019, meeting in Chicago. By way of background, the Leadership Development Committee is a bylaws-designated standing committee of the AUPHA Board of Directors that works to ...
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  Full Representation on the Board As we head into spring, it is a time for new beginnings. As such, at its  March meeting, your Board approved changes in the Bylaws that I want to discuss in this blog. While these changes were approved by your Board, bylaws changes need to go to the full member programs for approval. That will happen  shortly. The Board also approved related changes in the composition and activity of the Leadership Development Committee that Dr. Glandon will discuss in his, related blog. As background, the Board has been concerned for a number of years that AUPHA membership on the Board does not adequately represent the full array of ...
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HAP’s 2019 Spring Digital Coursebook Catalog Is now available. The catalog features 11 new titles on topics such as healthcare management, quality, economics, value-based care, leadership and professional development, policy and more. Browse the newest releases and view our complete list of textbooks today. In addition to browsing the catalog, learn more about requesting complimentary exam copies and instructor resources .
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Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, a world-renowned patient safety champion, innovator and critical care physician, and the Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, has been named the 2019 William B. Graham Prize recipient.  Many thanks to AUPHA’s 2019 Selection Committee for their participation in this process. Dr. Pronovost’ s scientific work, leveraging the use of checklists to reduce central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections, has saved thousands of lives and earned him high-profile accolades, including being named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine and receiving a coveted ...
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Effective April 1 st , the Case Studies Discussion Group will be merging with the Management Faculty Forum.  Separate groups were redundant and we are hopeful that combining the two will generate more interest, activity, and traffic. The Management Faculty Forum will be known as the Management and Case Studies Forum beginning April 1 st .  Thanks for your patience as we take the time to combine the two librari
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  The 2019 AUPHA Undergraduate Workshop will be hosted at Winston-Salem State University from October 11-13 th . This year’s theme is around The Evolving Healthcare Administration Program, which will include many important focus areas such as sustainability, innovation, diversity, and trends around students, faculty, programs, and the health administration field. The Planning Committee is continuing to finalize the Call for Proposals that will provide everyone with detailed directions on submitting a proposal. Be on the lookout for the Call’s announcement in mid-A
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The University of Utah, Master of Healthcare Administration Program is excited to introduce Alison Flynn Gaffney as adjunct faculty. She will be instructing our students on principle-based leadership in healthcare. Alison Flynn Gaffney has been with University of Utah Health since 2017 and currently serves as the executive director over service lines, ancillary, and support services. Prior to joining University of Utah Health, Alison worked more than 27 years in several senior-level strategic, operations, and consulting roles at academic medical centers, community hospitals, and consulting companies. Alison was most recently at GNYHA Ventures, Inc. and has ...
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