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Department of Healthcare Administration and Policy News

The healthcare 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 Healthcare Administration and Policy gain a broad view of the healthcare delivery system and develop an understanding of health and disease.

Current Healthcare 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.

Healthcare 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.

Healthcare Administration and Policy Experts

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Recent Healthcare Administration and Policy Accomplishments

August 24, 2021
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration & Policy) earned a $7,500 Troesh Scholar award for her proposal on "Does Patient Engagement through Health IT affect Patient Safety?" Upadhyay's proposal explores if patient engagement IT functionalities and electronic health records can affect patient safety outcomes.
May 13, 2021
Dong-Hun Han, Pearl Kim, Jay Shen (all Healthcare Administration and Policy), Ji Yoo (Medicine), and Wenlian Zhou (Dental), along with researchers at Seoul National University, recently published a paper, "The Association of Education in a New Society and Social Support from the Education with the Health of North Korean Defectors: A Cross-...
April 19, 2021
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration & Policy) recently published an article on "Improving Healthcare Quality in the United States Healthcare System: A Scientific Management Approach" in the Journal of Hospital Administration. The U.S. healthcare system has been facing pressures from stakeholders to reduce costs and improve quality. The...
April 9, 2021
Neeraj Bhandari, Soumya Upadhyay, Christopher Cochran (all Healthcare Administration, and Policy), and Dr. Kavita Batra (Medicine) published an article, "Impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare Labor Market in the United States: Lower Paid Workers Experienced Higher Vulnerability and Slower Recovery" in the International Journal of Environmental Research...
March 23, 2021
Sfurti Rathi (Public Health), Neeraj Bhandari, Chris Cochran, and Jay Shen (all Healthcare Administration and Policy) recently published a paper, "Potential Disease Reduction and Health Care Cost Savings from A Hypothetical Comprehensive Smoke-Free Law in Nevada," on Nevada Journal of Public Health. The study was a collaboration with the Southern...
March 16, 2021
Jay Shen (Healthcare Administration), Ji Yoo, (Medicine), Pearl Kim, '19 PhD Pubic Health, Jinwook Hwang, and others recently published an article, "Trends of Hospital Palliative Care Utilization and Its Associated Factors Among Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in the United States From 2005 to 2014," on American Journal of Hospice and...