Transcript for CAHME George and Regi Herzlinger Innovation Education Award video
Jenni Gudapati, program director for Boise State’s Master in Population and Health Systems Management:
So how do you create the most innovative healthcare management degree program in the country?
By starting over and breaking all the rules.
Rina Patel, regional vice president for Health Catalyst and Boise State Population and Health Systems Management student:
Never in a million years had I thought that I would in my mid-40s go be going back to school to get another Masters, but the program was so intriguing and really tied everything together that I was looking for in order to help me learn about population health and where we’re headed as a country.
Our Master in Population and Health Systems Management degree is focused on creating the industry leaders today to change healthcare tomorrow. We wanted to create an industry-relevant health care program, in which we taught the mechanics to transition from the traditional fee-for-service volume-based health care into truly patient-centered outcome-driven health care payment. All of our instructors throughout this program are real world experts in their field in which they bring their knowledge, experience, and leadership into the classroom every day.
J. Edward McEachern, MD, chief medical officer for PacificSource and faculty for Population and Health Systems Management program:
When we were conceptualizing this course, one of the things that we had a conversation about is to understand what it is that a person needs to be ready for the kind of roles that we need in this industry. It creates a real basis of knowledge that gives people a skill set that they can actually go do something with.
Devon Kim, chief executive officer for Haase + Long and Boise State Population and Health Systems Management student:
The instructors in this program have just been so remarkable and so fun to learn from. It’s after a full day of being a CEO and also being a mom and when I sit at seven o’clock on a Tuesday, I am excited to see what they have in store for me. We are constantly learning in a way that I would have never believed possible.
Todd Nelson, chief partnership executive for Healthcare Financial Management Association and faculty for Population and Health Systems Management program:
HFMA is proud of the partnership we have developed with Boise State. We are honored to be recognized by CAHME as the 2023 recipient of the George and Regi Herzlinger Innovation Education Award for the program co-created with Boise State University.
Through this program, we believe we are building the next generation of healthcare leaders.