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Department of Health Care Administration and Policy News

The health care industry is one of the three largest industries in the United States based on revenues, total assets or number of employees. Students in the Department of Health Care Administration and Policy gain a broad view of the health care delivery system and develop an understanding of health and disease.

Current Health Care Administration and Policy News

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Campus News | December 9, 2020

UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield to honor four Winter 2020 graduates for their academic, research, and community impact.

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Campus News | December 17, 2019

UNLV president Marta Meana will highlight four graduating students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the Class of 2019.

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People | November 14, 2019

Achievement in Service Award winner Ken Bahl has been a key figure in UNLV's Alumni Association.

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Campus News | November 7, 2019

MGM College Opportunity Program at UNLV offers a flexible and affordable way for the company's employees to complete their degrees.

Campus News | May 1, 2019

UNLV faculty and students honored with Service-Learning, Community-Based Research, Faculty/Staff Outreach, and Student Service awards.

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Business and Community | May 1, 2019

Health Care Administration and Policy professor Jay Shen works to increase understanding and use of palliative care among Asian-Americans.

Health Care Administration and Policy In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 26, 2020

The nursing home resident’s first recorded signs of COVID-19 were subtle: a low-grade fever, accompanied by coughing.

March 23, 2020

Health officials predict many US hospitals soon will be overrun with patients. Well before the outbreak, in total, Nevada had 6,304 hospital beds in 2017. Nevada’s 2.1 hospital beds per 1,000 people is lower than the national average of 2.4, according to the Nevada Current.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 21, 2020

Nevada’s shortage of doctors means many worried patients are scrambling to find a primary care physician who can provide quick diagnoses about coronavirus symptoms or testing options.

Colorado Springs Independent
January 30, 2019

Intersectionality in feminism matters. Or, as author, activist and feminist Audre Lorde put it, “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle, because we do not live single-issue lives.”

Physicians Practice
February 9, 2018

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is starting a new chapter under the direction of former pharma executive Alex Azar, who was sworn in as the new Secretary on January 29. How will Azar's leadership shape US.. public health policy and what can physicians expect from his tenure in the way of healthcare reform?

Las Vegas Sun
January 2, 2018

Nevadans whose health care isn’t covered by their employers and who missed the Dec. 15 deadline for government-provided insurance still have options for the coming year, according to local experts.

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Recent Health Care Administration and Policy Accomplishments

December 9, 2020
Zahra Mojtahedi (Healthcare Administration) published an article, “Obesity and COVID-19: The mTOR Pathway as a Possible Culprit," in Obesity Reviews. The co-author is Alireza Bolourian from the College of Pharmacy, Oregon State University. They introduced a novel mechanism by which obesity can increase COVID-19 susceptibility.
September 18, 2020
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration and Policy) published two articles in the Journal of Healthcare Finance's recent issue focused on the theme, healthcare finance and COVID-19: "Hospital Capacity and Capacity Planning in Washington" suggests that long-run strategies at hospitals will require organizational commitment and new policies and...
August 11, 2020
Jay Shen, Pearl Kim (Health Care Administration), and Ji Yoo (Medicine), along with Sung-Youn Chun and Jinwook Hwang, former international visiting scholars at the School of Public Health, and others recently published an article, "U.S. Trends of Opioid-use Disorders and Assoicated Factors among Hospitalized Patients with Spinal Conditions and...
August 4, 2020
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration) published two articles in the recent special issue of the Journal of Healthcare Finance that focuses on "Healthcare Finance and COVID-19." The first paper was "Hospital Capacity and Capacity Planning during COVID-19." The second paper was "Cash, Cash Conversion Cycle, and Inventory during COVID-19."
July 31, 2020
Pearl Kim, Chris Cochran, Jay Shen (all Healthcare Administration), Ji Yoo (Medicine), Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice), and former international visiting scholars Sungyoun Chun and Yong-Jae Lee published a paper, "Trends and Associated Factors of Use of Opioid, Heroin, and Cannabis among Patients for Emergency Department Visits in Nevada: 2009–...
July 27, 2020
Betty Burston (Health Care Administration), Jennifer Keene (Sociology), and co-authors published an article, "The Use of Online Health-Management Tools and Health Care Utilization Among Older Americans," in The Gerontologist. This study identifies disparities in access to online health-related technology, and investigates associations between...