The CAHME Board provides important oversight and leadership to CAHME and our mission of advancing the quality of healthcare management education. At its meeting last week, the Board discussed important issues, specifically around our work with masters programs in healthcare quality and safety. The Board took a number of actions, including:
- Approving Queens University (Kingston, Ontario) as the fifth healthcare quality and safety (HQS) program to be CAHME-certified and the first in Canada. Congratulation to Kim Sears, RN, PHD, the Associate Director Health Quality Programs.
- Approving the renewal applications of the HQS programs at George Washington, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and University of Illinois at Chicago.
- Reinforcing CAHME’s working relationship with the National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ). NAHQ supports workforce development for quality and safety for healthcare quality professionals at the front lines and through partnerships with CAHME designated Quality and Safety programs – soon to be six (6) strategic partnerships! Last month, CAHME presented on Board decisions about Healthcare Quality and Safety at the NAHQ Next 2019 gathering in Phoenix. I want to particularly thank Billy Oglesby, PhD from Thomas Jefferson University as the General Committee Chair; Deirdre McCaughey, PhD from the University of Calgary as the chair of the Certification Review Committee; and Allyson Hall, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, as the Chair of the Accreditation Standards Review Committee for their leadership. Kim Sears (Queens) and Ken Harwood (George Washington) presented case studies showing how CAHME standards are enabling their programs to establish benchmarks and succeed. You can find the presentation on our home page.
I am grateful to our Board for its many contributions to CAHME’s progress and for our Board members’ belief in the importance of improving the quality of healthcare management education.
Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE
President & CEO