Applications for the CAHME Awards Program Deadline November 25, 2016

stanowskianthonyThe CAHME Awards Program recognizes programs that advance the quality of graduate healthcare management education.  In 2017, there are 4 awards:
CAHME / Cerner Award for Excellence in Healthcare Management Systems Education
CAHME / Ascension Award for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Development
CAHME / Baylor Scott & White Health Award for Excellence in Quality Improvement Education
CAHME / Canon Solutions America Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education and Practice

Each award includes:

  • Up to $5,000 for funding of relevant initiatives as described in the award application document.  For example, the CAHME/Canon Award for Sustainability includes a $5,000 grant for a faculty member doing research in sustainability in healthcare.
  • Recognition of award recipient programs in a full page ad in Modern Healthcare
  • Presentation of the award at the CAHME Awards Ceremony during the 2017 ACHE Congress
  • One night hotel accommodation and round trip coach airfare to Chicago for the Award Ceremony for one Program representative.

Only CAHME Accredited programs can apply for this recognition.  Applications are available at www.cahme.org.
For questions, contact me or Neel Pathak at npathak@cahme.org or 301-298-1823.

Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE
President & CEO
CAHME

The 2017 CAHME Awards Program Announced

stanowskianthonyThe CAHME Awards Program recognizes excellence in CAHME’s accredited programs in meeting our mission of advancing the quality of healthcare management education. Leading organizations joined with us to acknowledge high performing graduate healthcare management programs as follows:

 

  • CAHME / Cerner Award for Excellence in Healthcare Management Systems Education
  • CAHME / Ascension Award for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Development
  • CAHME / Baylor Scott & White Health Award for Excellence in Quality Improvement Education
  • CAHME / Canon Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education and Practice

The application will be released by Monday, October 24, 2016; the deadline to apply is Friday, November 25, 2016.  The CAHME Awards Program page on our website provides background on the process and the application will be placed there.

Award recipient programs will receive the following benefits:

  • Up to a $5000 award for funding of relevant initiatives as described in the award application document.
  • Recognition in Modern Healthcare
  • Award presented at the CAHME Awards Ceremony during the 2017 ACHE Congress
  • One night hotel accommodation and round trip coach airfare to Chicago for the Award Ceremony for one Program representative.

Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE
President & CEO
CAHME

Implications for CAHME Accredited Programs of USDE Policy Change

3d61c50d-2432-49d2-bd15-9c763dcf0c911It is rare that higher education accreditation issues garner national news coverage but in a June 22 letter the Department of Education (DE) terminated its recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) following the bankruptcy of ITT Technical Institute and Corinthian Colleges, two of its accredited institutions.  This decision will have far reaching implications for ACICS’ accredited institutions, other regional and institutional accreditors, and perhaps even CAHME programs.

Losing DE recognition means that ACICS’ roughly 245 accredited Colleges and Universities will need to find new institutional accreditors or their students will lose access to Title IV Federal Financial Aid. ACICS is the largest institutional accreditor in the United States and its accredited institutions enroll more than 800,000 students. ACICS’ accredited Colleges and Universities will have 18 months to find new institutional accreditors.

CAHME has never been a recognized institutional accreditor. As a programmatic accreditor, CAHME helps guarantee that students at accredited programs have access to Title IV Federal Student Loans by requiring that programs reside within a College or University recognized by an institutional accreditor like ACICS. Historically, CAHME programs have not relied on ACICS for institutional accreditation. However, CAHME programs may be affected by this decision. Regional accreditors who want to avoid a similar fate will likely begin taking action against Colleges and Universities with poor student outcomes. In the near future well performing CAHME programs may find themselves in Colleges and Universities that lack regional accreditation if the institution as a whole has poor student outcomes.

CAHME will continue to monitor developments and will keep our programs informed.

Eric Brichto, Esq
Director & Counsel, Accreditation Operations
CAHME