Patricia Alafaireet, PhD, assistant professor in HMI, and Howard Houghton, MD, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry, have co-authored a chapter in a new international test book, "Service Business Model Innovation" published in December of 2016. The book seeks to demonstrate how healthcare organizations can be better lead and better managed through the logic of business model innovation designed to gain the competitive edge. Alafaireet and Houghton wrote the chapter "Patient Driven Service Delivery Models in Mental Health Care"... more
Simoes PI on New NIH Subaward
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (under NIH) recently awarded a 5-year subaward contract ($767,500 total funding to SOM) to several HMI faculty and staff: Dr. Eduardo Simoes (PI, Chair), Drs. Sue Boren and Mihail Popescu, Associate Professors, and Diana Kennedy, Assoc. Dir. Program/Project Operations. Under Washington University's Center for Diabetes Translational Research (WU-CDTR), the mission of this research is to advance the development of innovative approaches to study diabetes prevention and control strategies through the application of health care informatics and "Big Data" (BD) methods, with a particular focus on rural populations. HMI, one of six Cores expanding WU-CDTR's reach, will lead the Health Informatics in Diabetes Research (HIDR) Core.
HMI was well-represented by a dozen MHA students at the 2016 University of Kansas Health Management & Policy Case Competition held November 4, in Kansas City. The team of Megan Murphy, Kelsey Taylor, Monica Soni, and Holly Marx won 1st place!! more
HMI's United Way Chili Cook-Off a Big Success
Our United Way Chili Cook-Off was a big success! We served over 60 people, raising $306 for United Way. Kudos for everyone who had a hand in the preparing and bringing all of the food and thank you to everyone who helped with the set up and clean up...more
Register today for the 2016 Fall Institute! This year's Institute, Sep 22-23, will be held at Les Bourgeois Vineyards and Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center. Credit for ACHE is available. See the full agenda here and register online. Contact Veronica Lemme with any registration questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-884-0698.
Ron Jost (MHA 2002), 1957-2016
Ron Jost, a 2002 alumnus of our Executive MHA program and esteemed member of HMI's Advisory Board, has died at the age of 59. Ron was a long-serving Vice President at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL, and diehard Tiger who gave much to his community and his alma mater. We will sorely miss his support and presence among us. (Obituary)
Dr. Tom Weil, founding Director of the Health Services Management Program at the University of Missouri, passed away on August 25, 2016, in Asheville, NC. Dr. Weil was Director from 1966 to 1971. HMI annually gives to one of its spring graduates the Thomas P. Weil Award for Oustanding Graduate Student in Health Services Management. (Obituary)
Popescu to Lead New Collaborative Study
The National Institutes of Health recently awarded Mihail Popescu, PhD, associate professor of biomedical informatics and adjunct associate professor of nursing and electrical and computer engineering, a $912,000 grant to improve the review process of data from in-home health monitoring sensors. Popescu and his colleagues plan to investigate how linguistic health summaries can integrate and summarize vast amounts of in-home sensor data to save clinicians' time, detect early health changes in patients and improve communication in nursing homes. The study is a collaboration between the MU School of Medicine, College of Engineering and School of Nursing.
HMI Faculty & Students Win Poster Award
HMI faculty Drs. Iris Zachary, Sue Boren, and Win Phillips, and students Stephen Nielson and Sushmita Shankar were awarded 1st Place in the poster session of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) annual meeting in Kansas City, June 22-24, 2016 in Kansas City. You may access the full poster here. Congratulations to all!
HMI alumnus Dr. David Barbe (Executive MHA 1998) has been elected to be the next president of the American Medical Association (AMA). Dr. Barbe will assume the office in June 2017. Please join us in celebrating his service and accomplishment! ... more
A team of HMI Executive MHA students won a poster award at the 2016 MU Health Innovation and Improvement Sharing Days ceremony. Jean Taylor (pictured below with Dean Delafontaine and Dr. Julie Kapp), Holly Brengarth, and Caroline Johnson submitted the poster based on their project "Breast Cancer Incidence in Post-Menopausal Women" conducted in Dr. Julie Kapp's HMI 8544: Managerial Epidemiology class. Congratulations!
Eduardo J. Simoes, MD, MSc, MPH, chair of HMI and the Health Management and Informatics Alumni Distinguished Professor, has been named the Dr. Stuart Wesbury Distinguished Professor in Health Management and Informatics... more
Dr. Naresh Khatri, associate professor in HMI, has been honored by Healthcare Administration Degree as one of its Top 50 Healthcare Management Professors in 2015-2016... more
The MU Center for Health Ethics is excited to announce that this year's conference, "Health Ethics and Storytelling in a Digital Age", September 29 - October 1, 2016, will be offered in partnership with DigiHealth, a multidisciplinary team of digital storytellers. Join us as we engage in practical application, academic inquiry, and pure storytelling delight as we explore the ethical and unethical practices of digital media in the area of health... more
The School of Medicine Staff Advisory Committee honored outstanding staff members from HMI Tuesday afternoon, April 26, during a reception in Acuff Gallery... more
The University of Missouri team took second place at the 2016 CLARION National Case Competition in Minneapolis April 15-16... more
"Health information technologies have a great potential to improve patient safety and reduce cost of care," said Naresh Khatri, PhD, associate professor in HMI. "However, the benefits of these services have remained far from realized due to a lack of proper implementation. This study found that specific IT capabilities boosted employee efforts and flexibility, leading to improved patient care." more
The Health and Behavioral Risk Research Center (HBRRC) at the University of Missouri has been awarded an $2.13 million grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health to conduct a 2016 county-level health surveillance study... more
Drs. Julie Kapp and Brian Hensel have examined the usefulness of Twitter and developed tips for the scientific community on how to use the social media tool to advance their research from the lab to the hands of health policymakers... more
Dr. Hensel Contributes to Digital Storytelling Project
Dr. Brian Hensel, HMI Instructor and 2015-2016 Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow, is exploring the opportunities for journalism to help the health care industry, which has been accelerating efforts to use storytelling to improve performance and help patients stay healthy. Check out his inaugural post for the project...