Accomplishments: Department of Health Care Administration and Policy

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...
July 16, 2020
Jay J. Shen, Sfurti Rathi, Kalyn Frost (Healthcare), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Soo Kyong Kim (Journalism & Media Studies), along Hee-Taik Kang, a past visiting scholar in the School of Public Health, published a study on "Sociocultural Factors Associated with Awareness of Palliative Care and Advanced Care Planning Among Asian Populations" in the journal Ethnicity & Disease. The purpose of the study was to examine knowledge of palliative care and advanced...
April 6, 2020
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration and Policy) presented a webinar last month on "Healthcare Finance Issues During COVID Crisis." This webinar was attended by health care administration faculty, graduate students, and post-docs. She discussed the implications of surge capacity due to the COVID crisis on hospital capacity and capacity planning.
February 27, 2020
Soumya Upadhyay (Health Care Administration) recently published "Hospital Staffing Patterns and Safety Culture Perceptions: The Mediating Role of Perceived Teamwork and Perceived Handoffs" in the Health Care Management Review, a recognized journal in the health care management field.  
February 4, 2020
Neeraj Bhandari (Health Care Administration and Policy) recently published an article on "Trends in Mental Well-Being of Non-Hispanic White Children of Midlife Parents with Low Education" in the journal  Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology.
January 21, 2020
Chris R. Cochran, Yong-Jae Lee, Jay J. Shen (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice), along with Pearl Kim, '19 PhD Public Health, and Sungyoun Chun, a former visiting international scholar in Health Care Administration and Policy, published an article on "Trends and Associated Factors of Use of Opioid, Heroin, and Cannabis among patients for Emergency Department Visits in Nevada: 2009-2017." Lee is a current visiting ...
January 16, 2020
Neeraj Bhandari (Health Care Administration and Policy) recently published an article on "Consumer Use of Provider Quality Report Cards: The Role of Dissemination and Media Coverage" in the journal Medical Care.  The objective of this study was to measure the dissemination of comparative provider quality information (CPQI) and evaluate its impact on consumers’ awareness and use of CPQI.
December 13, 2019
Pearl C. Kim, Chris R. Cochran, Sungyoun Chun and Jay J. Shen (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice) recently published an article on "Trends and Associated Factors of Use of Opioid, Heroin, and Cannabis among Patients for Emergency Department Visits in Nevada: 2009–2017" in the journal Medicine.  Kim is a graduating Ph.D. student who will be recognized as an Outstanding Graduate at UNLV's winter commencement. Chun is a visiting...