CNN– Reducing the cost of medical care, rather than health insurance, is so often underemphasized or even absent from discussions of reforming the health care system. And yet lowering costs of medical care is essential for broadening access to care, reducing insurance premiums and ultimately ensuring better health.
Health Plan Week– For health insurance companies, an accurate, easy-to-update standardized database for network provider data is the Holy Grail. Along with being a major source of frustration for members, inaccurate provider information negatively impacts claims processing, provider credentialing and the ability to ensure compliance with network adequacy rules. It also can create obstacles for providers that want to create a value-based benefit approach.
HYPE Blog– Master degrees in Business Administration (MBAs) seem like they’re a dime a dozen. And if you look at any compiled list of colleges and universities that offer MBAs, it certainly looks like it. But there are a small number of schools that can boast their MBA return on investment (ROI) are “among the best in the country with affordable tuition and competitive base salaries”. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could say you got your MBA from a school that ranks in the top 25 public universities by US News, or in the top 100 MBA programs by the Financial Times, or in the top schools by Forbes Magazine and Business Week?
The School of Business is launching a new, nationally recognized, online certificate program in Healthcare Informatics and Technology. Beginning in March of 2017, the program is designed to meet the growing demand for experts in that field.
“The field of healthcare IT is not only changing, but also expanding rapidly as changes take place in the industry, including the widespread use of the electronic medical record,” said Emeritus Professor Jeffrey Kramer, who specializes in the study of healthcare organizations and who designed the program. Continue Reading
Welcome to the Spring 2016 Research Newsletter of the University of Connecticut School of Business. As a top public research institution, our faculty are drawn, in part, by the opportunity to merge their love of teaching with their passion for discovery. This spring, our professors have studied a wide range of topics in the business field. In this issue, we feature a fascinating article about how…
Health Leaders Magazine – “The absence of a residual claimant with a financial interest in the organization means that no one individual, or group of individuals, has strong incentives to monitor the behavior of the organization at nonprofit hospitals,” Rexford Santerre, Ph.D. , a professor of finance and healthcare management at the University of Connecticut, wrote in a National Bureau of Economic Research report with a Finance Department colleague John Vernon, Ph.D.
UConn Professor, Colleagues Discover That Turkey’s Take-Charge Healthcare Initiative Saves Lives
Since the nation of Turkey launched an aggressive healthcare initiative, providing free and convenient access to primary care for all its citizens, at conveniently located walk-in clinics, the mortality rate has decreased, most dramatically among infants.Continue Reading