SHPBCHOT is a research collaborative between academic organizations and health industry partners with the goal of conducting research to support managerial, clinical, and technological innovations in healthcare.  UAB/CHOT is funded jointly by the National Science Foundation (, and current industry partners (Alacare Home Health & Hospice, HealthSouth, Lakeshore Foundation, Opelousas General Health System, and UAB Health System). UAB/CHOT is one of only nine NSF approved academic sites nationally and internationally.


ProfessionalStudentGroupThe mission of CHOT is congruent with UAB’s Department of Health Services Administration goals of producing applied research in conjunction with providing high quality education to future health care executives. This model is mutually beneficial to our department and industry partners, creating opportunities to generate knowledge and innovations for implementation. Our faculty provides a host of research expertise including care coordination, health information technology, quality improvement, and patient/person experience with care.


Current Research Projects 2017 - 2018

  • Patient Engagement an Hospital Readmissions:  The Role of Health Literacy
  • Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Systems to Improve Access & Promote Active Patient Engagement in Rural Communities
  • Hospital Acquired Infections:  Developing a Model to Identify Patients at Risk for Clostridium Difficile Infections Upon Admission to Acute Care Facilities
  • Identifying Best Practices in Readmission Reduction Programs
  • Models of Care Coordination and Care Transition in Patients with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries

Benefits to Industry Partners

  • Pursue project of interest in collaboration with UAB
  • Strengthen linkages with academia and other organizations with similar goals
  • Recruitment of talented students
  • Publication opportunities
  • Participation in national consortium/national visibility
  • Influence training of future leaders
  • Leverage other funding for innovative projects
  • Academic expertise

For additional information, please visit, or contact:

Nancy Borkowski, DBA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA (205) 996-2336, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Robert Weech-Maldonado, Ph.D., MBA (205) 996-5838, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.