Accomplishments: Department of Healthcare Administration and Policy

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 purpose of this paper is to develop a conceptual model to illustrate the approaches used in health care quality management (Continuous Quality...
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 and Public Health. This study assessed early COVID-19 effects on the dynamics of decline and recovery in health care labor markets in the United...
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 Nevada Health District and, in part, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, grant number: NU58DP005705.  Rathi is a Ph.D....
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 Palliative Care. Hwang of Korea University College of Medicine is a former visiting scholar in UNLV's department of healthcare administration.
March 12, 2021
Jay Shen, Pearl Kim (both Healthcare Administration and Policy), and Dr. Ji Yoo (Medicine) recently co-authored an article, "Opioid Use Disorders and Hospital Palliative Care among Patients with Gastrointestinal Cancers: Ten-year Trend and Associated Factors in the U.S. from 2005 to 2014," published on Medicine.
March 5, 2021
Cae Swanger (Healthcare Administration & Policy) recently was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Healthcare IT category of the Las Vegas Top Tech Awards. She was honored for her role within HCA Healthcare and her tenure within the tech industry as a whole.
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 incentives to address capacity concerns related.    "Cash, Cash Conversion Cycle, Inventory and COVID-19" considers hospitals liquidity and the role...
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 Treatment from 2005 to 2014," in Spine. The study obsered an increase in opioid-use disorders 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: 2009–2017" on Medicine. They found a steady increase in trends of opioid, heroin, and cannabis-associated emergency department visits in recent years in...
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 online health-related technology use and health care utilization among older adults in the United States. The team also created a short video highlighting...