CAHME is now accepting applications for the CAHME Aramark Innovation Grants, which support experiences for students at CAHME-accredited programs in universities that are also served by Aramark. As last year, a blue-ribbon panel of judges will select four winning programs to receive grants of up to $4,000 each.
Grants will be awarded for initiatives that support participation of healthcare management students in research, case studies, seminars, and other related activities that help to develop innovative thinking to address issues in healthcare. Among previous winners were grants that encouraged student participation in case study competitions, developed students’ interview skills, and expanded professional leadership training for students.
The deadline for applications is January 11, 2019. You can find the application form, complete instructions, and a list of last year’s winners on our web site. We are very grateful to Aramark for its generosity and for sharing the goal of CAHME and CAHME-accredited programs in developing future leaders in healthcare.
Over the next three months, CAHME will release a series of nine videos on our web site that examine the views of key stakeholders around developing the next generation of healthcare leaders. The video series will explore the following topics:
Why Accreditation Matters;
CAHME as a catalyst to foster continuous improvement in education and broadening this role globally;
Non-hierarchical leadership and the intergenerational workforce;
Leadership in community health, and the healthcare environment transitioning to fee-for-value;
Mission-driven leadership and the influencer as leader;
Understanding healthcare teams, the use of healthcare data, and changing clinical competencies;
Competency-based accreditation; and
Communication across stakeholders, adapting to ambiguity, and creating agile leaders.
Our introductory video features myself and CAHME’s first president, Gary Filerman, discussing what healthcare leaders will need in 2068 and the importance of values in restoring the vitality and integrity of healthcare leadership.
A companion white paper called “Getting to 100: Preparing Healthcare Leaders for the Next 50 Years” will be released by late November. Combined with our video series, we hope that these materials will provide insight to our programs, faculty, healthcare professionals, and students as we meet our mission of advancing the quality of graduate healthcare management education.
A special thanks to the Dawn Gideon Foundation for underwriting the video series. Honoring the memory of Dawn Gideon, herself a graduate from a CAHME-accredited program at the University of Pittsburgh, the Dawn Gideon Foundation supports CAHME in its mission to advance the quality of graduate healthcare management education. The video series honors her legacy by focusing on education of healthcare administrators who, like Dawn, will be role models for compassionate and intelligent leadership.
The annual CAHME Awards program is underway, and applications are due by Wednesday, November 21, 2018. This week’s edition of Modern Healthcare magazine will contain an ad announcing the awards. You can find all the needed forms on the CAHME web site.
The 2019 Awards program features three awards including the CAHME/Ascension Award for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Development, the CAHME/Baylor Scott & White Health Award for Excellence in Quality Improvement Education, and the CAHME/Canon Solutions America Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education and Practice.
Last year, CAHME offered a webinar on the “Dos and Don’ts” on how to win a CAHME Award, with the support of Xavier University as a case study of their process in winning the Canon Solutions America Award for Sustainability. You can access that webinar and other helpful resources including the applications of past winners here.
Some of the tips offered include:
Think broadly about how your program might qualify for an award. Don’t assume an award doesn’t apply to your program. Brainstorm around all the possible ways your program focuses on leadership development, for example, quality improvement, or sustainability. That can help identify unique aspects to emphasize in your application.
Connect award criteria beyond just your program to include how your university also embodies the characteristics the awards seek to recognize.
Actively engage your students, faculty, administration and alumni. This can include providing feedback on the any draft applications or encouraging letters of support from alumni or university administrators.
We are grateful to Ascension, Baylor Scott & White, and Canon Solutions America for their support, not only for the $5,000 in award money they make possible, but for how they engage with winning programs to help advance the quality of graduate healthcare management education.
The winning programs will be announced in January 2019, with a full page ad in Modern Healthcare following. Awards will be presented during the ACHE 2019 Congress on Sunday, March 3, 2019 in Chicago. Full details on how to apply are available on our web site.
With gratitude for our corporate partners, CAHME is pleased to announce that application forms for our annual awards are now available on our web site. This year, we have three awards open to CAHME-accredited programs:
The CAHME/Ascension Award for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Development will recognize a program that excels in its commitment to leadership development in the healthcare industry.
The CAHME/Baylor Scott & White Health Award for Excellence in Quality Improvement Education will recognize a program that excels in incorporating healthcare quality improvement in its curriculum.
The CAHME/Canon Solutions America Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education and Practice will recognize a program that substantially integrates concepts of sustainability and social responsibility in healthcare management education.
Each winning program will receive $5,000 in award money to support its efforts in the area of the award. Winners will also be featured in CAHME communications and on our web site, along with a special notification in Modern Healthcare magazine. The winning programs will be announced in January 2019, and awards will be presented during the ACHE 2019 Congress on March 3 in Chicago. One representative from each winning program will receive one night of hotel accommodation and roundtrip coach airfare to and from Chicago.
With the approach of a new school year for CAHME programs, it’s not too soon to start thinking about the annual CAHME Awards program. Applications for the 2019 awards will be available soon on our web site, but in the meantime, I encourage you to spend some time watching videos highlighting our 2018 winners.
In addition to learning why this year’s winners were chosen, you can also find extensive information about the awards program and prior years’ winners, as well as a special 30-minute video that provides “dos and don’ts” advice for winning an award. The awards program features CAHME programs that excel in areas of leadership education, quality improvement education, and sustainability. As always, we are grateful to CAHME’s corporate partners: Ascension, Baylor Scott and White, and Canon.
The CAHME Awards program is central to our mission of advancing the quality of graduate healthcare information. Our goal is not only to recognize programs that excel in key areas, but to encourage other programs to learn about best practices and apply them to their own programs. In this way, CAHME awards can encourage continued excellence and innovation across the entire field of graduate healthcare management education.
I encourage you to learn more and to apply for the CAHME Awards when the applications are available in September.
This year marks the 50th anniversary for the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education—a remarkable achievement that we’ve attained because of visionary leaders in the past and the dedication of CAHME’s academic, healthcare, and corporate partners who believe in the value of healthcare management education and what it contributes to the health of our nation.
This summer, CAHME will celebrate this milestone with a special 50th anniversary celebration and panel discussion to be held on Tuesday, June 12 at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia. Our panel discussion will bring together industry leaders and experts to explore the question: What three steps must CAHME, its accredited programs, and the profession take to ensure another 50 years of advancing the quality of healthcare management education?
Our panelists will include:
Virginia Calega, MD, vice president for medical management and policy, Independence Blue Cross;
Joe Gasque, chief marketing officer, US & Canada, GE Healthcare;
Gerald Glandon, PhD, president & CEO of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration;
Carla Smith, FHIMSS, executive vice president of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society;
Rulon Stacey, PhD, FACHE, managing director of Navigant; and
Christine C. Winn, FACHE, senior vice president of the MD Anderson Cooper Cancer Institute
Because of their generosity, this event is FREE and open to all attendees of the AUPHA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia and healthcare executives and healthcare management students in the greater Philadelphia region.
Registration is required and space is limited, so I hope you will register today.
Once again, CAHME is pleased to announce, with thanks to our corporate partners, our annual Awards competition to recognize programs that advance the quality of graduate healthcare management education.
CAHME-accredited programs have a chance to win in four areas:
Up to $5,000 to fund initiatives described in the award application. 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 2018 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 are eligible to participate. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 22, 2017. For full details, please visit www.cahme.org.
For questions, please contact Joe Morris, Program Specialist at CAHME at email@example.com.
As the new school years gets underway at 98 CAHME-accredited programs in the United States and Canada, I am pleased to announce some new complimentary benefits and the start of a new season for the Awards program. Look for future updates for more details and how to sign up. I want to thank the CAHME corporate members and sponsors who make these possible.
Complimentary Benefits from AHA Personal Membership Groups: The American Hospital Association (AHA) and CAHME have partnered to provide students from CAHME-accredited programs with complimentary access to networking, emerging news, and resources to support students’ healthcare management education coursework. Students will find that participating in an AHA Professional Membership Group (PMG) provides a competitive edge in advancing their careers. Membership includes access to the coveted AHA Future Scan report that identifies important trends in healthcare.
Complimentary Subscription to Modern Healthcare Magazine and Modern Healthcare Online: Students in CAHME-accredited programs can get a free subscription to the digital edition of Modern Healthcare, a leading source of information and research about business and policy trends in healthcare.
A Complimentary Fall Webinar Series on How to Succeed with Competency Assessment Criteria in Accreditation will kick off on September 20. The webinar will feature several CAHME programs that are succeeding in monitoring and measuring students attainment of competencies necessary to lead healthcare organizations. Through site visits, CAHME examined our programs’ performance and found that many programs struggle with how to evaluate students in attainment of competencies, and how to communicate that information to students. Of the 62 programs reviewed using the 2013 Criteria for Accreditation, only 16 programs measured competency attainment completely and successfully. However, several programs created processes for excelling in those areas. In keeping with CAHME’s mission, four (4) programs that excelled in this area will be featured in a webinar series in the Fall of 2017. Go to www.cahme.org for more information.
The CAHME Awards Program: Partnering with leading corporations in healthcare, CAHME is pleased to once again offer students the chance to apply for a number of prestigious awards that support students in a range of special areas. You can read more about available awards on the CAHME web site. We are grateful to our partners Cerner, Ascension, Baylor Scott & White, and Canon for their commitment to excellence in healthcare management education.
Look for future updates from CAHME about each of these special benefits and programs and how our programs and students can take advantage. They are an added value for CAHME programs and the students served.
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