A study from Associate Professor Carrie Henning-Smith shows that patient quality of care scores are often lower in rural than in urban areas for unknown reasons.
Category Archives: Health Policy and Management
Twenty-four Ebola survivors in Liberia regained their sight because of a cataract treatment project developed by Dr. John Fankhauser, Executive MHA student. Cataracts are a common side effect of the disease due to uveitis, a severe inflammatory condition to the eye that leaves many Ebola survivors with dense cataracts and…
Research from Associate Professor Tetyana Shippee demonstrates the effectiveness of using lay care guides to provide emotional support to patients, answer their questions, and coordinate care with the medical team.
The School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy & Management welcomes Carrie Henning Smith, Ph.D. Carrie has worked at the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center (RHRC) since 2015. Carrie completed her Ph.D., Health Services Research, Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota in 2015, and her M.S., Health Services Research,…
Associate Professor Sarah Gollust contributed to a study showing that most American women are unaware that routine mammograms can lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment of breast cancer.
A new method co-developed by PhD student Fernando Alarid-Escudero can help researchers estimate the value and optimal size of a research study in order for it to be cost-effective.
A new study from PhD student Peiyin Hung and the Rural Health Research Center finds that nine percent of rural counties in the U.S. lost hospital-based childbirth services from 2004-14.
Research from Professor Kathleen Call shows that many publicly insured people forgo routine health care due to the complexity and stigma associated with using their health insurance.
After graduating with a finance degree from Brigham Young University, Brent Parsons (MHA ’15) worked in patient billing at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. But he needed more. “I didn’t feel like I was close enough to the patients and truly making a difference in the care they received.”…