Announcing the 2017 CAHME Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2017 CAHME Award Recipients!

The CAHME Awards program recognizes excellence in graduate healthcare management education. By defining and sharing best practices, all graduate healthcare management programs have the opportunity to become better. CAHME is particularly proud of partnership with leading healthcare organizations committed to the process of enhancing the quality of graduate healthcare management education. Their commitment is admirable, and serves to ensure that graduates are well prepared to lead.

In partnership with Modern Healthcare, we are proud to announce the 2017 Award Recipients,

CAHME/Cerner Award for Excellence in Healthcare Management Systems Education
     Georgia State University | MBA/MHA Program

CAHME/Ascension Award for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Development
     Rush University | MS HSM Program

CAHME/Baylor Scott & White Health Award for Excellence in Quality Improvement Education
     George Washington University | MHA Program

CAHME/Canon Solutions America Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education and Practice
     Xavier University | MHSA Program

To learn more about our awards program and our blue ribbon panel of judges, and to register to celebrate with these programs at the Awards Luncheon offered during ACHE’s Congress, go to www.cahme.org/awards

View our full-page ad announcing the award recipients in Modern Healthcare. (Modern Healthcare subscription required)

Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE
President & CEO
CAHME

Sign up for Spring 2017 CAHME Bootcamp

CAHME’s Boot Camp prepares programs for accreditation with a focus on the new 2017 standards.  Using case studies and scenario-based learning, the Boot Camp provides tools, technical instructions and hands-on practice on competency-based education.  Offered on the Sunday immediately preceding the official start of ACHE Congress, the timing benefits attendees who are already coming to the largest gathering of health executives in the world.

The Boot Camp faculty includes two experienced CAHME accreditors:

Dan Gentry, PhD, Clinical Professor and MHA Program Director at the University of Iowa.  Dan is a CAHME Board member, former CAHME Board Chair, and a frequent member of accreditation teams.
Kevin Broom, PhD, Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University. Kevin has taught in six Boot Camps in previous years. He is a member of the Candidacy Committee, a former CAHME Fellow, and a frequent member of accreditation teams.

After attending the 2015 Boot Camp, John E. Paul, PhD MSPH, Clinical Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said:

“The CAHME accreditation boot camp accomplished exactly what was intended—it jumpstarted the process for the attendees. The boot camp presenters were informed, experienced, and reassuring.  I personally left with greater knowledge and confidence. A side benefit of the boot camp was the networking with other MHA programs, across the full spectrum of program size, stage and sophistication.”

At no additional cost, Boot Camp attendees attend the CAHME Awards Luncheon to learn how award winning programs are leading the field in healthcare management education.

Registration Details:
Date/ Time: Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CT
Venue: Hilton Chicago/Palmer House Hilton
Cost: Early Bird registration through Feb 25th: $800 | General: $900
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cahme-accreditation-bootcamp-spring-2017-tickets-30902413952

Space is limited; register early!

Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE
President & CEO
CAHME

CAHME Bootcamp and Awards Luncheon at 2017 ACHE Congress

This March, more than 4,000 executives from around the globe are expected to attend the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress on Healthcare Leadership, to access cutting-edge professional development and networking opportunities.  CAHME is proud to partner with ACHE to provide two important programs that we encourage you to attend during Congress:

CAHME Spring 2017 Accreditation Bootcamp
Date/ Time: Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CT
Venue: Hilton Chicago/Palmer House Hilton

Cost: Early Bird registration through Feb 25th: $800 | General: $900                                                           Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cahme-accreditation-bootcamp-spring-2017-tickets-30902413952

CAHME’s Accreditation Boot Camp prepares programs for the accreditation process.  It provides tools, technical instructions and hands-on practice on competency-based education. The new 2017 accreditation criteria will be featured.This year, Boot Camp attendees will attend the CAHME Awards Luncheon to learn how award winning programs are leading the field in healthcare management education.

2017 CAHME Awards Luncheon
Date/ Time: Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM CT
Venue: Hilton Chicago/Palmer House Hilton
Cost: Early Bird registration through Feb 25th: $110 | General: $150
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-cahme-awards-luncheon-tickets-30903337715

The second annual award celebration honors four CAHME programs that foster innovation and excellence in teaching to advance the quality of healthcare management education.  The Awards are:

  1. CAHME/Cerner Award for Excellence in Healthcare Management Systems Education
  2. CAHME/Ascension Award for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Development
  3. CAHME/Baylor Scott & White Health Award for Excellence in Quality Improvement Education
  4. CAHME/Canon Solutions America Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education and Practice

Award recipients will be announced on January 30, 2017 through Modern Healthcare and CAHME Communications.

Space is limited to both events, and we recommend that you register early.

Looking forward to seeing you at Congress!

Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE
President & CEO
CAHME

CAHME: 2016 in Review

stanowskianthonyAs the holidays quickly approach, it’s a good time reflect on how CAHME enhanced the quality of graduate healthcare management education this past year. Key highlights include:

  1. Fifteen programs were reaccredited this year, and we welcome the newly accredited MHA Program at Suffolk University to the CAHME family. CAHME’s importance is evident in the growing number of programs in Candidacy and an increased interest in becoming CAHME accredited.
  2. Baylor Scott & White Health (Quality Improvement Education) and Canon Solutions America (Sustainability) joined Ascension (Leadership) and Cerner (Health Management Systems) in sponsoring the CAHME Awards program.  These awards advance the importance of innovation and continuous quality improvement.  CAHME will host the Awards Luncheon in conjunction with 2017 ACHE Congress on March 26, 2017, and the Award Winners will be featured in a full page ad in Modern Healthcare (our exclusive marketing sponsor).
  3. More than 5000 students from 66 CAHME programs are accessing Modern Healthcare’s classic access publications for their classes.  More students now have better access to healthcare trends because of the generosity of Modern Healthcare and its publisher Fawn Lopez.
  4. The new Criteria for Accreditation were announced. In 2017, look for information on boot camps at ACHE Congress and at a future AUPHA event to provide guidance with the new criteria.
  5. We are thankful for our corporate members who continue their investment in the future healthcare leaders.

Finally, we should recognize our volunteers who serve on our Board, Accreditation Council, Standards Council, Committee Members, Faculty, Fellows and Site Visitors. Together with our staff, their dedication to further the mission of CAHME to advance the quality of healthcare management education reflects the highest level of giving…of themselves to better the delivery of healthcare services.

Happy holidays!

Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE
President & CEO
CAHME

CAHME Meetings

Board of Directors Meetings:

 Date
 Location
 May 9, 2017  Chicago, IL

 

Accreditation Council Meetings:

 Date  Location     
 April 21-22, 2017  Dallas, TX

CAHME Accredited Programs Enable Graduates To Be Prepared for Change – Post Election Thoughts

As we ponder the impact of a new administration and changes in health care policy, faculty at CAHME programs have rolled up their sleeves and continue to prepare our students with how to work through whatever change comes at them. While the election results were a surprise to many, what is not a surprise to us in healthcare is that change will occur.

Even after nearly a decade of work, the IHI Triple Aims goals of cost, patient experience (quality and satisfaction), and improving the health of populations still are elusive. If there ever was a doubt, the CMS report published by Health Affairs on December 2, 2016 showed that costs continue to be an issue; nominal US health care spending increased 5.8% and reached $3.2 trillion in 2015. Per person spending is now $9,990 per year.

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Faculty and students at VCU told me why CAHME accreditation matters!

The rigor of CAHME programs helps to ensure that bright, well-trained minds will be prepared. For example, I recently visited one of our top programs, Commonwealth University, met students and faculty, and learned first-hand how students are preparing for change. Dr. Cecil Drain, Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions at Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus, described the core principles behind VCU’s approach: “We train our students to learn that they are professionals; practitioners who are there to support the patient.” While many in the general population worry about the direction of policy, we should all feel confident that graduates of CAHME-accredited programs are prepared to lead the health care system through whatever change occurs.

CAHME standards help students be ready for change, see our recent white paper, To Be the Change: Preparing the Future Leaders of Healthcare.

Anthony Stanowski
President and CEO
CAHME

 

CAHME Annual Report Due 12/15/2016: Action Item for Program Directors

stanowskianthonyAs a reminder, the time has come to complete your program’s CAHME/AUPHA Annual Report. Annual Reports must be submitted on CAHME’s eAccreditation system.

Annual Reports are mandatory for all CAHME programs. Per CAHME’s fee schedule, a $585 late fee will be due from any CAHME program that has not submitted their annual report by December 15th.

If you have any technical questions about completing the annual report, please contact Eric Brichto (ebrichto@cahme.org; 301-298-1822).

Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE
President & CEO
CAHME

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

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