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[ ASHEcon 5th Biennial Conference: Health and Healthcare in America ]

Fifth Biennial Conference, 2014

Health & Healthcare in America:
From Economics to Policy

June 22-25, 2014

Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

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Aug 17 14

Healthcare Policy and Management, School of Public and Environmental Affairs

by charmaine

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University seeks to appoint a tenure or tenure-track professor (open rank) in the area of healthcare policy and management on the Bloomington campus. A more senior appointment is possible for an exceptionally qualified candidate. Multiple hires are possible.

Applicants must present evidence of high-quality research and an ambitious research program in health economics, health policy, and/or healthcare management; an interest in service; and a strong commitment to high quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree in a related field (e.g., economics, health policy, health services research, management, medicine, political science, public affairs, public health, public management, public policy, or sociology) is required or must be completed by August 2015.

SPEA-Bloomington is a world leader in public affairs and is the largest school of public administration and public policy in the United States. In the 2012 “Best Graduate Schools” by U.S. News & World Report, SPEA-Bloomington ranks second and is the nation’s highest-ranked professional graduate program in public affairs at a public institution. Four of its specialty programs are ranked in the top-three listings, including public management, public finance, nonprofit management, and environmental policy. SPEA’s doctoral programs in public affairs and public policy are ranked by the National Academy of Science as the best in the country.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, current vita, writing sample, complete contact information, and names and address of three persons who could provide letters of recommendation through our online application system to indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/988. If there are any questions, please submit to: David Reingold, Executive Associate Dean for Bloomington. SPEA Room 300, 1315 E. Tenth Street, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405-1701.

Inquiries or questions about this job announcement can be forwarded to Kosali Simon, who is serving as the chairperson of this search committee, at [email protected].

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Aug 7 14

Senior Healthcare Economist , Carolinas Healthcare System/Dickson Advanced Analytics Group

by charmaine

The Health System

Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS), one of the nation’s leading and most innovative healthcare organizations, provides a full spectrum of healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South Carolina. CHS’ vertically integrated services and network of more than 900 care locations includes academic medical centers, acute care hospitals, free-standing EDs, urgent care centers, specialized centers of excellence, physician practices, retail pharmacies, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes and hospice & palliative care. CHS also includes a wholly owned healthcare informatics company and system-facing management consulting company.

CHS is a dynamic, innovative and forward-looking organization. In 2011, the University of North Carolina Medical School opened a location at the Carolinas Medical Center campus. This evolving academic partnership enables CHS to both enhance its core mission of providing comprehensive healthcare services and participating in the training of the next generation of physicians. Additionally, CHS has a large and growing research enterprise, comprised of applied basic research as well as clinical trials. At present, CHS has approximately 660 active clinical trials.

Created in 2010, The Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) is rapidly fulfilling its vision of providing world-class cancer treatment, research and education across the Carolinas. LCI is headquartered in a new state-of-the-art 171,000 sq. ft. facility, but extends throughout the region with free-standing facilities and a network of nationally recognized oncologists. LCI is led by Dr. Derek Raghavan, a world-renowned expert on cancer, who previously held the position of Chairman at the Taussig Cancer Center at Cleveland Clinic.

Dickson Advanced Analytics (DA2)

Dickson Advanced Analytics (DA2) is a wholly owned subsidiary of CHS. Founded in 2012, DA2’s mandate is to be an international leader in applied data analytics and business intelligence for the improvement of healthcare delivery and outcomes. Comprised of top data analysts, informaticists, technology and business professionals, the organization’s initial delivery focus will be for internal CHS user/clients, with a long-term goal to provide services to third party clients on a national basis.

Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) has a steadfast and ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion. As a core and strategic value of the organization, promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and building a workforce that reflects the communities served is something CHS takes great pride in.

Fast facts about CHS: 40 affiliated hospitals, more than 7,500 licensed beds and approximately 60,000 teammates, 2012 total estimated enterprise net operating revenue $7.7 billion, an estimated 10.5 million patient encounters in 2012, CHS is one of the largest public, multi-hospital systems in the country. CHS enterprise community benefit totaled $1.25 billion in 2012.

Job Summary:

Working closely with the senior executive team of the Enterprise, the Healthcare Economist is responsible for strategy and execution of econometric analyses to promote the success of CHS. The Healthcare Economist will: lead, develop, and engage collaborative work teams; supervise and mentor professional staff; develop and execute work plans; and serve as a key department liaison to the senior executive management team and multiple constituencies across all divisions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Directs, executes, and presents multiple, concurrent analytics projects for enterprise-wide senior and executive management, independently or with little supervision of the department AVP, in a timely and effective manner by:

  • Leading a complex, highly-skilled team of analysts and a pharmacoeconomist
  • Managing projects and customer relationships
  • Partnering with senior leaders (SVP, EVP) to assess needs, define business questions, translate business questions into analytical questions, and translate analytical results into business solutions
  • Utilizing, promoting, and maintaining aptitude in econometric and advanced statistical methodologies
  • Facilitating working sessions with constituents to obtain necessary project information or guide team in project execution
  • Writing, depicting and presenting deliverables in a logical, clear, and concise manner for various audiences within and outside of the System
  • Influencing senior leaders (SVP, EVP) to take action based on analytical insights
  • Develops, directs, facilitates, and applies specific methodologies for the following types of projects:

    • Quantify value/ROI and develop scientifically valid methods for utilization/cost avoidance resulting from performance achievement and improvement
    • Develop econometric models to forecast CHS performance
    • Program evaluation
    • Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of care
    • Payment innovations (e.g., bundled payments, shared savings, ACOs) and their impact on quality and cost of care
    • Strategic/financial planning analyses, evaluations, and market assessments
    • Healthcare service planning and business valuation
    • Analyses to identify potential efficiency gains, economies of scale, and productivity enhancements
    • Best practices identification and implementation
    • System metrics development and scorecard management
  • Demonstrates thought leadership by acquiring and maintaining industry and market intelligence on local, regional, and national healthcare issues impacting the System

Education/Training/Eexperience:

  • Masters in Economics, Health Services Research, or closely related field required. A PhD or equivalent is preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years professional experience or equivalent combination of education and experience that provide the skills and knowledge necessary to perform the job requirements
  • Published author of peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and/or conference abstracts
  • Experience with healthcare claims, pharmaceutical, and EHR data preferred
  • Scientific aptitude and an ability to think strategically about the use of data and advanced statistical and computational methodology
  • A strong track record of developing intuitive statistical models with the goal of explaining complex healthcare issues
  • Experience with SAS and/or R, other data mining tools, databases, and computer programming required; experience with Enterprise Miner preferred
  • Demonstrated critical decision-making skills with the ability to influence senior executive (SVP, EVP) decision-makers
  • Requires the ability to interact with healthcare professionals from a variety of health fields including senior executives (SVP, EVP) and physicians
  • Needs excellent oral, written, and technical communication skills and a solid command of the English language; Demonstrated ability to communicate complex relationships and concepts using data to drive change. Experience in group presentation and public speaking.
  • Must be able to work with considerable autonomy, and be motivated to set and abide by self-imposed deadlines
  • Strong organizational and prioritization capabilities; demonstrated skills in project management and business process redesign.
  • Demonstrated experience working with multi-disciplinary or cross-functional teams in successful change programs across functional and organizational boundaries. Excellent listening and teambuilding skills aligning with a role that is based on “influence without authority” and credibility derived from expertise and personal positioning. Highly collaborative orientation is critical.
  • Effectively manages diverse assignments under shifting priorities and tight timeframes; demonstrated ability to manage successful execution against multiple concurrent priorities and goals.

Compensation Plan:

  • Highly Competitive Base Salary based on salary history and experience level
  • Excellent Benefits Plan
  • High Growth Opportunity
  • Great Work Environment

To apply or obtain more information, send email to: Kevin Mandel,

Kevin Mandel
Senior Vice President
Solomon-Page Group, LLC
Healthcare and Insurance Division
260 Madison Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Jul 30 14

CeMENT: Mentoring for Junior Faculty National Workshop: January 5-7, 2015 in Boston, MA

by sinan

The CSWEP national mentoring (CeMENT) workshop is aimed at mentoring female faculty in tenure-track positions at PhD granting economics departments in the U.S. or at institutions with similar research expectations.

The workshop will consist of a two-day program, beginning directly after the 2015 ASSA meetings in Boston. The ASSA meetings end at 3 pm on Monday, January 5th. The workshop begins at 4pm that evening and ends at 1 pm on Wednesday, January 7th. The AEA will pay for participants’ lodging and food during the workshop, but attendees must arrange their own transportation.

As in the previous programs, participants will be arranged into small groups based on their research area and will interact with each other and with senior (tenured) faculty mentors. Group members and mentors discuss and offer feedback on the participants’ research.

In addition, the workshop includes a number of larger how-to sessions on topics such as: publishing, developing a tenure case, writing a grant, effective and efficient teaching, conferences and networking, and work/life balance.

How to apply:

Applications will be accepted until September 15, 2014. There are two steps in the application process. First, complete the online application at the website below. The online application should take you about 15 minutes to complete.

National Online Application Form

Second, send an email to [email protected].

The subject line of the message should read: Firstname Lastname CeMENT Application.

Attach the following two documents (in PDF format) to the email:

  1. A C.V., which includes the date you received your PhD, your research area(s), and your current position. Label the file: lastname_cv.pdf
  2. A one-page statement describing your research. This statement is used to create groups with similar research interests. It should be a brief 1-2 paragraph statement that describes your areas and topics of research and your methodological tool(s) (e.g. reduced-form empirical, structural, DSGE, time-series, theory, field surveys, experimental). Detailed descriptions of individual papers are not necessary. Label the file: lastname_research.pdf
  3. Deadline

    Applications must be complete by September 15, 2014. You will be informed of your participation status by the end of October. Our expectation is that, as was the case in past years, the number of qualified applicants will exceed capacity of the workshop (which is approximately 40 junior participants per workshop). In this case, workshop participation is determined by random selection.

    We are excited about the opportunity to continue CSWEP’s tradition of mentoring female junior faculty. We hope you will apply, and look forward to seeing you at one of our workshops.

Jul 16 14

Videos from ASHEcon ’14

by sinan

President’s Address

Innovative Models in Payment Reform & Awards Ceremony

The Affordable Care Act: What Have We Learned and What’s Next?

Jul 15 14

ASHEcon ’14: Session, poster, exhibitor, and venue photos

by sinan