MU Chancellor Highlights Sara Inman

Sara and Travis Inman

On November 15, Chancellor Alexander Cartwright delivered his first 100 day address, in which he outlined how, together with students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni and the state of Missouri, the university will take decisive steps toward building Mizzou’s future. He also took time to highlight several outstanding students, including HMI's own Sara Inman and her husband, Travis. Sara, a business support specialist for the trauma surgery unit at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, is currently working on her MHA in our Executive Program, while Travis is a first-year veterinary student. Read more of their story...

Ron Present Installed as President of MO-ACHE

On January 1, 2018, Partner and Health Care Industry Group Leader and MU alum Ron Present (MHA 1987) will begin his two-year term as president of the Missouri Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (MO-ACHE). As president, Present will work to strengthen MO-ACHE’s membership with the platform of engage, empower and educate. That includes improving outreach to membership, increasing membership and retention, helping members develop advanced leadership skills and advance to the fellowship level of ACHE, and creating diverse educational offerings and opportunities. Present previously served as secretary of MO-ACHE and, most recently, president-elect... more

Fischer takes plunge, donates to HMI

When Gerard Fischer was looking for a place to study hospital administration, he sought the brochures of every accredited program in the nation. He was so convinced the University of Missouri was the best choice, he didn’t apply anywhere else. After Fischer received his master’s degree in health administration in 1984, the quality of that education was put to the test. At age 25, he became the administrator of Prosser Memorial Hospital in Prosser, Wash. “That was kind of jumping into the deep end of the pool,” Fischer said. “I’ve had just a terrific career. One of the major things that launched that career was my degree from the University of Missouri... more

HMI Students Participate in KU's Health Management & Policy Case Competition

Seven of HMI's first-year MHA students (Jack Whiteman, Rob Loof, Olivia Meyer, Jacob Weissburg, Abby Kenny, Molly Litteken, Bryce Bogart) represented the University of Missouri at the University of Kansas 7th Annual Regional Case Competition, October 27, 2017. These students competed on two teams and provided a comprehensive presentation about the implementation of the collaborative care model in Atchison, KS. The team of Jacob Weissburg, Olivia Meyer, and Rob Loof advanced to the finals. Congratulations and thanks to them for erpresenting us well!

HMI's 2017 KU Case Competition participants

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 Colleges’ 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.

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 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!

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...