CAHME is pleased to support a new case competition sponsored by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The first annual HIMSS Student Case Competition encourages interdisciplinary teams of graduate, residents, or Fellows to analyze a HIMSS-supplied case study. From this analysis, teams will apply recommendations supported by current health information technology practices that can transform care, while coupling recommendations with advocacy outreach at the federal and state levels.
Winners will be recognized at HIMSS18, the world’s largest health IT conference, and have the opportunity to showcase their talent, network with thoughts leaders, and gain a competitive edge.
Interested students can learn more and register for the competition on the HIMSS web site. Registration closes on November 20, 2017.
CAHME and Aramark have announced a three-year partnership to provide grants to CAHME-accredited programs also served by Aramark.
Grants will be awarded for initiatives that support participation of healthcare management students in research, seminars, case study competitions, and other related activities.
“We are committed to supporting the development of future leaders in healthcare,” said Victor Crawford, Aramark’s chief operating officer for Healthcare, Facilities, and Higher Education. “Encouraging opportunities for healthcare management students to explore and apply innovative thinking will foster better healthcare experiences for the patients of tomorrow.”
Applications will be accepted beginning in late June, and will be reviewed by a committee of representatives from CAHME, Aramark, and independent organizations. The first year’s recipients will be announced in September. Four grants will be awarded each year through 2019. Full details about grant application and eligibility criteria will appear on the CAHME web site in the near future.
Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE
President & CEO
Congratulations go to the 12 universities with CAHME-accredited programs that participated in the Ohio State University College of Public Health Master of Health Administration 6th Annual Health Administration Case Competition in March.
Students from the University of Alabama Birmingham took 1st place, with students from Virginia Commonwealth University and Baylor University coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Honorable Mention went to students from Boston University, Rush University, and the University of Minnesota.
The OSU competition is limited to first year graduate students in CAHME-accredited programs. This year’s case asked the teams to develop strategies for implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) for a health system.
The competition also included the 13th annual Leadership Development Symposium, which featured remarks by Charleta Tavares, a state senator in Ohio and CEO of PrimaryOne Health, a network of federally-qualified health centers. Sen. Tavares spoke on the importance of policy and advocacy in helping underserved populations.
The OSU event highlights key components of CAHME’s mission by exposing graduate students to industry thought leaders and providing opportunities to apply classroom learning in real-life situations. CAHME acknowledges the commitment of Ohio State University and Julie Robbins, PhD, program director for the OSU MHA Program, for advancing the quality of graduate healthcare management education.
Congratulations to the Rush University, Trinity University and George Washington University teams for coming in 1-2-3 in the 4th Cleveland Clinic MBA/MHA Case Competition! 16 teams from graduate programs in healthcare management were invited to come to Cleveland Clinic for the competition on April 13 and 14, 2017. While the teams invited included both CAHME and non-CAHME programs, the top three programs are CAHME accredited. These teams were awarded prizes of $15,000 for the first place team, $9,000 for the second, and $5,000 for the third.
Congratulations particularly to the leaders of these programs – Peter Butler (Chair of the Department of HSM at Rush), Ed Schumacher (Program Director at Trinity), and Len Friedman (Program Director at GW). Along with their faculty, their commitment to advancing the quality of graduate healthcare management education is reflected in the performance of their teams.
(Rush University’s first place team is pictured here with the Executive Judges. Pictured left to right are: Bill Peacock, Ann Huston, Shanna Koickal, Blake Dobrich, Jillian DeMik, Stephen Jones, MD and Brian Harte, MD. (Photo credit – Cleveland Clinic Case Competition)