UAB School of Health Professions Current News

Health Services Administration makes U.S. News & World Report Top Five

badge-best-whiteU.S. News & World Report ranks a number of programs in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham among the nation’s top 20. The latest rankings were released in the 2012 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” available online at www.usnews.com.

According to the rankings released March 15, the master’s degree program in health services administration ranked No. 5 in the nation, up from No. 7 last year.

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Baruch College Wins National Health Administration Case Competition

Entering for the first time, Baruch College in New York, N.Y., topped 28 other national graduate schools in the fifth annual Health Administration Case Competition conducted by University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Health Services Administration. The University of Central Florida and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill placed second and third, respectively.HSAcasecompetition

UAB Health System sponsored the competition, which awarded cash prizes to the top three teams selected by a panel of 13 nationally recognized health-administration professional judges. The winner was announced Feb. 17, 2011, during the seventh annual L.R. “Rush” Jordan Distinguished Lecture in Birmingham. Baruch Mount Sinai MBA graduate students, one of 10 senior colleges of The City University of New York, won a cash prize of $9,000.

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Public and private companies will benefit from school’s resources

Nutrition_ArdWith rising insurance costs from obesity to diabetes, employers are looking at ways to cut costs. Having healthy employees is one way to do it, but who do you turn to design a wellness program. Where would a veteran or those that need to return to work quickly while adapting to new physical limitations go for help. Public and private companies as well as organizations won’t have to look too far. They will be able to tap into the resources of world-renowned faculty and clinical researchers in their backyard.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions is looking for opportunities to consult and develop programs for businesses and the community on health related issues.

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Transparency Coming to Health Care Industry

When a person books a hotel room or makes a reservation at a restaurant, they can find some sort of rating or consumer report. That five-star or three-star rating can make the difference whether or not someone frequents that business. When it comes to hospitals and health care facilities, consumers haven’t historically had that access. That could all change.

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