As CAHME continues to proceed with the process of developing accreditation standards for graduate programs in Quality and Safety, I just learned about a new educational event offered by NAHQ. NAHQ is an important partner for CAHME on our journey.
Governor Mike Leavitt, Brent James, MD, and other healthcare industry leaders will be at NAHQ’s National Healthcare Quality Summit on May 2-3, 2019 in Chicago, as they unveil the future of healthcare where Quality is the Work.
This leadership event offers the ability for healthcare c-suite and senior leaders to create their own roadmap toward realizing quality management as a business strategy by developing a competency-based healthcare quality workforce. System executives and CEOs who have reorganized the management of their healthcare quality workforce and improved patient and financial outcomes. It will be interesting to hear these success stories from leaders in the field. Visit https://www.nahqsummit.org/registration for more information.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 CAHME Awards!
Each year, the CAHME Awards recognize CAHME-accredited programs that excel in improving the quality of graduate healthcare management education. We received many worthy applications and our Blue Ribbon judging panels worked hard to choose one winner for each award.
The goal of our award program is to highlight examples of programs that excel in key areas, so other programs can learn. The winning applications are posted on our web site, and winning programs will also create a short video that details their story. Videos will be posted in March. We thank our underwriters who make this all possible.
The CAHME/Ascension Award for Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Development goes to the University of Michigan School of Public Health Master of Health Services Administration Program. UM was recognized for its curriculum that places a heavy emphasis on leadership development, including a year-long required course that focuses on both personal and organizational leadership competencies. Judges included Trevor Walker, MA, MFT, from Ascension, Cynthia (Sinde) Hahn, FACHE, CAE, from the American College of Healthcare Executives; Rulon Stacey, PhD, FACHE, from Navigant; and Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO of Cedars-Sinai Health System.
The CAHME/Baylor Scott & White Health Award for Excellence in Quality Improvement Education goes to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Master of Science in Health Administration Program. UAB was recognized for integrating instruction in quality improvement into classwork, experiential learning, and alumni engagement. Judges included David J. Ballard, MD, PhD, MSPH, FACP, with Baylor Scott & White Health; Kenneth P. Kates, MBA, CEO of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; and David Nash, MD, MBA, from Thomas Jefferson University.
The CAHME/Canon Solutions America Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education and Practice goes to the Rush University MS in Health Systems Management Program.The Rush program was recognized for its expansive view of sustainability that includes diversity, environmental impact, and community involvement. Judges included Paul Murphy, Canon Solutions America; Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA, Healthcare Financial Management Association; Kecia Ray, EdD, K20Connect; and Joseph Winick, FACHE, Erlanger Health System.
You can read more about each program, as well as their winning applications on the CAHME web site. We are grateful to our corporate partners who make these awards possible, and for all the programs that submitted applications. They speak well to the future of healthcare leadership.
Many of us enter a new year resolving to get into better shape—with varying degrees of success. I am happy to say, however, that you can easily get into better shape in understanding the CAHME accreditation process by attending an upcoming CAHME Boot Camp.
Our next Boot Camp is scheduled for March 2 – 3, 2019, coinciding with the ACHE Congress in Chicago. The sessions will be led by Kevin Broom, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh, and Dan Gentry, PhD, MHA, clinical professor and MHA program director at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. We have extended the Early Bird registration discount to January 11, 2019.
Boot Camp is divided into three sessions depending on your needs and where your program is in the accreditation process. Session 1 covers an introduction to CAHME and the basics of competency-based education, and is designed for attendees just getting started with CAHME accreditation. Session 2 offers intermediate level instruction and focuses on teaching and assessment tools. Session 3 is advanced and includes preparing for program self-assessment and a CAHME site visit.
Purchasing a ticket for any session includes entry to the Peregrine Academic Benchmarking Breakfast and the CAHME Awards Lunch, both to be held on March 3.
You can find more details about our upcoming Boot Camp and purchase tickets on our web site. Don’t miss this chance to learn more about the CAHME accreditation process and how your program can benefit. It will be one of the best new year’s resolutions you can make.