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health care administration and policy Accomplishments

Mar 22, 2017
Maki Muroi (Health Care Administration), working with her adviser, Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences), as well as with Alona Angosta (Nursing), published a paper, “Medication Errors, Drug Classifications, and Consequence of Errors: Are They Related?” in the January issue of Applied Nursing Research. The online version of the paper has been the most-read article since its publication on the journal's website. The paper was based on a study funded by the National Council of State Board of Nursing.

Dec 13, 2016
Takashi Yamashita (Sociology) and Jay Shen (Health Care Administration and Policy) recently published an article, "Neighborhood Effects on the Nursing Home Admissions among Older Patients in the State of Nevada, USA: Multilevel Analysis of Administrative and Census Data," in the Nevada Journal of Public Health.   

Oct 3, 2016
Jay Shen and Chris Cochran (both Health Care Administration and Policy) with their collaborators at Fudan University of China, recently published an article, “Effects of China’s New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme on Reducing Medical Impoverishment in Rural Yanbian: An Alternative Approach” on BMC Health Services Research.    

Sep 27, 2016
Jay Shen and Chris Cochran (both Health Care Administration and Policy) recently published an article, “Unemployment Rate, Smoking in China: Are They Related?” in the International  Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health with professor Qing Wang from School of Business in Dalian University of Technology in China. 

Jul 29, 2016
Jay Shen, Chris Cochran, and Charles Moseley (all Health Care Administration and Policy) and Guogen Shan (Environmental and Occupational Health), published a paper, “Racial and Insurance Status Disparities in Patient Safety Indicators among Hospitalized Patients," in the summer issue of Ethnicity & Disease. Other co-authors are Olena Mazurenko from the department of health policy and management at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and two graduates of UNLV's master of health care administration program, Scott Neish and Robin Hampar. The study analyzed more than three million hospital discharges extracted from the national inpatient sample data maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  

Jul 22, 2016
Jay Shen (Healthcare Administration and Policy), Abbie Kirkendall (Social Work), and Catherine Dingley (Nursing) recently received the Tier 2 funding from the Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) to continue their project “Engaging Patients with Life-Limiting Illnesses on Receiving Palliative Care“. They completed the project’s Tier 1 stage in February 2016. The Tier 2 will last 12 months, starting May 2016. The project’s current community partners include the Dignity Health System, Nevada Palliative Care/Infinity Hospice, Elaine Wynn Palliative Care Program/Nathan Adelson Hospice, and Sunrise Hospital. 

Jul 1, 2014
Dan Bubb (Academic Assessment) and Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences) made a presentation at the Association for Assessment of Higher Learning Education's fourth annual Assessment Conference in Albuquerque in June. The presentation highlighted the value of bringing faculty, students, alumni, and employers together to discuss ways to improve assessment of student learning, and using the improvements to better prepare graduates for the work industry. In March, UNLV hosted an Assessment Summit that brought these stakeholders together and resulted in rich conversation and solutions to narrow the wide gap in perception of student preparedness for industry between universities and employers.