CAHME Accredited Programs Excel in Case Competitions (11/9/2020)

COVID-19 brought challenges requiring finding solutions to complex issues. Leading programs have taken this opportunity to prepare future health leaders with the necessary skills to innovate. For example, case competitions offer a unique “real world” educational experience for students to apply their classroom skills, to collaborate, and to engage with industry executives.

This past week, Anthony Stanowski, CAHME President & CEO, attended the Penn State Case Competition and the Seton Hall/HPMSNJ Case Competition, and was impressed with the creativity and approaches of participating student teams. The commitment of the faculty that prepared the teams is noteworthy.

The CAHME website tracks major case competitions. CAHME-Accredited programs finished first in 100% of the top 20 case competitions in academic year 2019-20, including at competitions at schools/organizations that that are not CAHME-Accredited. Tellingly, teams from CAHME-Accredited programs came in first, second, or third 90% of the time. This is not surprising! CAHME-Accredited programs excel because programs that are CAHME-Accredited seek to ensure the quality of education available to students and are in continuous peer-review based process to advance the quality of healthcare management education.

This academic year, many competitions moved to virtual events, and some postponed. Seton Hall’s Anne Hewitt, PhD, Program Director and Professor; Nalin Johri, PhD, Assistant Professor; and executives from RWJ Barnabas, The Healthcare Planning and Marketing Society of New Jersey, Cranford Park Rehabilitation, PRISM Vision Group and Veralon Consulting participate in an exclusive session that discusses the organization of the case competition, and how practitioners play a key role in the competition. The Seton Hall team will also explain how they made the transition to virtual. This CAHME Mentorship Circle (CMC) session is called: “Case Competitions 101: Your Guide to Hosting a Virtual Case Competition”. IT is available to all at no cost on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM EST. Register here.

“Each year, I have the privilege of observing case competitions. It is impossible to not be impressed at the quality of the presenters; each one makes me feel optimistic about the future of healthcare leadership to preserve the health of our communities”, said Anthony Stanowski, CAHME President & CEO.

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