2017 Pellegrino Lecture and Health Ethics Conference, Oct 5-6

Please join us for the 2017 Pellegrino Lecture and Health Ethics Conference, October 5th and 6th. The Pellegrino Lecture is free and open to the public - October 5th at 7 p.m. in Stotler Lounge of Memorial Union. The 13th Annual Health Ethics Conference, "Assisted Death: Ethically Responding to Patient Requests for Assistance in Dying", follows on October 6th at the Hampton Inn on Stadium. Full-time students may attend the conference for free, but they must register for the conference and enter "COMP" to waive the registration fee. Any questions can be directed to Matt Morgan at morganmd@health.missouri.edu

The AMA's David Barbe on Optimizing MD Outcomes Reporting

AMA President David Barbe, M.D. (MHA 1998) discusses issues and strategies presented by the MD reporting requirements under MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) in Healthcare Informatics... more

HMI Fall Institute, Sep. 14-15, 2017

Register today for the 2017 Fall Institute! This year's Institute, September 14-15, will be held at Les Bourgeois Vineyards and Courtyard Marriott. Credit for ACHE is available. See the full agenda here and register online. Contact Veronica Lemme with any registration questions: lemmev@health.missouri.edu or 573-884-0698.

Dr. Ken Bopp to Retire

Dr. Ken Bopp, September 2017

Dr. Ken Bopp, HMI's longest-serving faculty member, will retire this month. Please join us to honor him in a reception Thursday, September 14, at 1:30pm in room CE706. For directions, contact Cristy Slizewski at 573-882-6178 or slizewskic@health.missouri.edu

Congratulations May 2017 Graduates!!!

HMI May 2017 Graduates

The HMI Class of 2017 graduated on May 12, 2017! Pictured above are those who attended the graduation brunch at the Reynolds Alumni Center. Please join us in congratulating our newest graduates!

Mosa Graduates from AAMC Leadership Program

Abu Mosa, PhD, director of research informatics at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, has successfully completed the Association of American Medical Collegesí Group on Information Resources Leadership Institute.... more

Dr. Alafaireet Book Release

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 textbook, "Service Business Model Innovation" published in December of 2016. The book seeks to demonstrate how healthcare organizations can be better led 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 Team Takes 1st in KU Health Management & Policy Case Competition

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 Students Participating in the 2015 KU Case Competition

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

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, 1932-2016

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!

Dr. David Barbe Becomes President-Elect of the AMA

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

HMI Student Team Wins at MU Sharing Days

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!

Dr. Simoes Named to Wesbury Professorship

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. Khatri Among Top 50 Healthcare Management Professors in 2015-2016

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

Save the Date! 12th Annual Health Ethics Conference, Sep 29-Oct 1

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

HMI Staff Honored with School of Medicine Awards

The School of Medicine Staff Advisory Committee honored outstanding staff members from HMI Tuesday afternoon, April 26, during a reception in Acuff Gallery... more

MU Team Wins Second Place in 2016 CLARION Competition

The University of Missouri team took second place at the 2016 CLARION National Case Competition in Minneapolis April 15-16... more

MU Students Participating in the 2016 CLARION Competition

Dr. Khatri's Study Links Improved Patient Outcomes to Specific Health IT Resources

"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

Research Center Receives $2.13 Million Grant for Health Survey

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

Effective, Selective Tweets Can Advance Research from Lab to Policymakers

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...