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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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The University of Utah, Master of Healthcare Administration Program is excited to introduce Jann Lefler as adjunct faculty. She will be instructing our students in Healthcare Strategic Management and Healthcare Operations. Jann Lefler joined University of Utah Health in 2008 and currently serves as Sr. Director of Strategic Alliances in the Office of Network Development and Telehealth, University of Utah Health. Before joining University of Utah Health, Jann owned her own consulting firm where she consulted with healthcare organizations and small businesses in strategic planning, product and services development, technology planning, project management ...
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We are pleased to welcome two new faculty members to UAB's Department of Health Services Administration. Soumya Niranjan, PhD, who was selected to participate as a scholar in the 2018-19 Health Disparities Research Education Award Certificate Program and winner of the William C. Bailey Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention and Control Research, started as an Assistant Professor in September. Monica Aswani, PhD, joined our team January 1, 2019 as an Assistant Professor. Her research employs econometric methods to investigate how national payment reform efforts relate to the quality of and disparities in healthcare delivery. Her work has been published in Health ...
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The Texas A&M University Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program is pleased to announce that the Class of 2019 Resident track cohort includes: 1) Ms. Cindy Nguyen, a recipient of one of the 2018 ACHE Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarships, 2) Ms. Julia Hyunh, the 2018 recipient of the AUPHA Bachrach Family scholarship, 3) Mr. Shaun Thomas Kurian, the MHA Program's Upsilon Phi Delta Chapter Scholarship recipient, and 4) this summer, administrative fellows at CHI St. Luke's (Houston), HCA Healthcare (Houston), Indiana University Health (Indianapolis), JPS Health (Fort Worth), MD Anderson (Houston), Medical Center Health System (Odessa, Texas), ...
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Michael Counte, PhD , professor, and Steven Howard, PhD , associate professor and director of the MHA and Executive MHA programs in the Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice co-authored “Global Advances in Value-Based Payment and Their Implications for Global Health Management Education, Development, and Practice.” The paper, published in Frontiers in Public Health , describes the globally acknowledged need for incentive-based organizational performance and relevant implications for health care management education and practice. It also outlines the major rationale underlying Value-Based Payment or Pay for Performance health ...
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Faculty in the Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice MHA program provided underwriting support to CAHME on their white paper, Getting to 100: Preparing Healthcare Leaders for the Next 50 Years. The document provides an introduction by Anthony Stanowski, the president and CEO of CAHME; insight from six healthcare leaders from across the country; as well as a concluding statement from Dr. Steven Howard , director of the MHA/EMHA programs at SLU. Getting to 100 provides insight to programs, faculty, healthcare professionals, and students on how to project and meet the healthcare needs of the future. The white paper is accompanied ...
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Michael Rozier, S.J., Ph.D ., is an assistant professor of health management and policy in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University. His new study about the decision-making process for patients considering bariatric surgery was recently published in the journal JAMA Surgery . “ Patient Preferences for Bariatric Surgery: Findings From a Survey Using Discrete Choice Experiment Methodology ,” was authored by Dr. Rozier while he studied health care policy at the University of Michigan. Study results show that cost and how much weight one can lose matter more to patients considering weight-loss surgery than recovery time or the ...
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Welcome New Members

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AUPHA is pleased to welcome the following new program members: Missouri Southern State University , Joplin, MO, has joined as an Associate Undergraduate member. The program offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. Hampton University , Hampton, VA, has joined as an Associate Undergraduate member. The program offers a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Health Sciences; Policy and Administration Concentration. AUPHA also extends a warm welcome to the following new individual members: Phillip Gnau , Chamberlain University Nancy Niles , Rollins College Sarah Pavelka , Walden University
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AUPHA’s 2019 Graduate Program and Practitioner Workshop was held in a very chilly Chicago on March 5.  Fifty-eight people attended the Workshop that focused on teaching and assessing professional, leadership skills.  The program kicked off with the joint ACHE/AUPHA Joint Breakfast Session featuring David Pate, MD, JD, FACP, FACHE, President of St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho.  Two panel presentations followed; the first with AUPHA members focusing on the tools and techniques for teaching and assessing leadership skills with the second consisting of a panel of ACHE Healthcare Executives.  Breakout sessions featuring AUPHA members were also held. ...
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AUPHA is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Ryan to our staff.  Mark joined AUPHA in January as Education Assessment Coordinator.  In this role, Mark will be gathering, integrating, analyzing and reporting data driven findings using statistical techniques to support membership value proposition. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Stevenson University and a Master of Arts in Human Rights and International Relations from the University of Roehampton, United Kingdom.  He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his girlfriend Christin and two cats, Jack and King. King and
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We are pleased to inform you that AUPHA's 2020 Annual Meeting will be held at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, June 3-5.  More information on this meeting can be found on the Annual Meeting portion of our web site later this summer.  We hope to see you all there!
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Recognize Faculty and Reward S tudents   Nominations are now open for the following faculty prizes : Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership The Filerman Prize recognizes pedagogical excellence among AUPHA member faculty. Each year an outstanding faculty member at an AUPHA member program receives this honor from his/her colleagues in recognition of their contribution to the field of health administration education.  Nominations must be submitted no later than April 1, 2019 . Filerman Prize Nomination Form     John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators The Thompson Prize recognizes young investigators ...
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