Spring House, PA, August 14, 2020— The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education(CAHME) is pleased to announce that University of Alabama at Birmingham Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration, Allyson Hall, MBA, MHS, PhD, joined the CAHME Board of Directors on July 1, 2020.
Hall is director of the UAB Graduate Programs in Healthcare Quality and Safety in the School of Health Professions. Her research focuses on improving access to high-quality health care among vulnerable populations including low income individuals and people living with a disability or chronic health condition. Her current research activities also includes reducing care fragmentation and the use of health care technology to improve quality of care. She has a long-standing interest in Medicaid.
In addition to the CAHME board, Hall serves as an associate editor for the Journal for Healthcare Quality. She earned her PhD in Health Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her Master of Health Administration (MHA) from the University of Florida.
Hall has played a significant role in the creation of the Healthcare Quality and Safety Accreditation process at CAHME. Her leadership and commitment to improving the educational process of master’s programs will have a long-term impact on programs globally.
“Our board and management team are looking forward to working with Allyson to impact the next generation of healthcare leaders,” said Dolores Clement, DrPh, FACHE, CAHME’s Board Chair and Sentara Professor Emerita at Virginia Commonwealth University. “She is a passionate educator, who has a track record of enabling students to meet their full potential and become leaders in healthcare.”
“Today’s student faces more changing demands and uncertainty than any generation before, so this is a great opportunity and a tremendous responsibility that I look forward to addressing with the entire CAHME leadership team,” said Hall. “It is an honor to join such a renowned group of health care leaders and a privilege to continue CAHME’s legacy as the benchmark for health care management education.”
“Allyson has participated with CAHME as a site visitor, on our Accreditation Council, as the chair of the Candidacy Committee, and in the Healthcare Quality and Safety Council”, said Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE, President and CEO of CAHME. “Allyson’s long term and breadth of knowledge, will impact CAHME’s mission of advancing the quality of healthcare management education.”
To view the complete list of CAHME Board Members, go to www.cahme.org/leadership.
For more than 50 years, the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) has served the public interest by advancing the quality of healthcare management education globally. CAHME works with more than 100 leading academic programs and numerous healthcare practitioners to ensure that graduates entering the healthcare field have undergone an educational process meeting rigorous, measurable standards for effectiveness. The result is a formal academic education focusing on key competencies, plus practical experiences. This enables new graduates to quickly add value to an organization and grow into future leaders. CAHME is the only organization recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation to grant accreditation to individual academic programs offering a professional master’s degree in healthcare management education. For more information, visit cahme.org.
Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a part of the University of Alabama system, is the state of Alabama’s largest employer and an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center; its professional schools and specialty patient-care programs are consistently ranked among the nation’s top 50. For more information, visit www.uab.edu or www.uab.edu/shp.
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