Accomplishments: Department of Health Care Administration and Policy

August 7, 2018
Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences), Pearl Kim (Healthcare Administration), and Ji Won Yoo (Medicine) recently published a paper, "Life-Sustaining Procedures, Palliative Care Consultation, and Do-Not Resuscitate Status in Dying Patients With COPD in US Hospitals: 2010-2014", in the Journal of Palliative Care. This study resulted from collaborations between UNLV and other institutions. The co-authors include Eunjeong Ko from San Diego Statue University, Sun Jun Kim from Soonchunhayng University...
July 11, 2018
The Department of Health Care Administration's master of health care administration program (Community Health Sciences) recently received accreditation from the Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the only accrediting body for graduate health care administration programs in both the United States and Canada. UNLV's program is now the only CAHME-accredited program in Nevada. Congratulations to department chair Chris Cochran and the department's faculty, ...
June 25, 2018
Jay Shen, Jennifer Rice (both Healthcare Administration), Guogen Shan (Environmental and Occupational Health), and Joseph Greenway (Center for Health Information Analysis and Community Health Sciences), along with Olena Mazurenko from Indiana University, recently published a paper, “Nevada’s Medicaid Expansion and Admissions for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions" in the American Journal of Managed Care. Rice is a student pursing a master of healthcare administration degree.
June 22, 2018
Jennifer Bonilla (Registrar and Health Care Administration) has been appointed by Gov. Brian Sandoval to the Board of Directors of the Public Employees' Benefits Program. Her appointment to serve NSHE employees and other Nevadans will run from July 1, 2018, to June 20, 2022.
January 30, 2018
Wenlian Zhou (Dental), Pearl Kim (Health Care Administration), Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences), Joseph Greenway (Center For Health Information Analysis), and Marcia Ditmyer (Dental) recently published an article, “Preventable Emergency Department Visits for Non-Traumatic Dental Conditions: Trends and Disparities in Nevada, 2009-2015," in the American Journal of Public Health, a top journal in the field of public health.    
January 17, 2018
Soumya Upadhyay, (Healthcare Administration and Policy) recently published an article in the Journal of Hospital Administration titled "An environmental analysis of the evolution of readmission reduction strategies: A study of United States hospitals." Against the background of high readmission rates at hospitals, which may also lead to severe financial penalties, her paper discusses the various readmission reduction strategies that have evolved in the United States over the last two decades....
September 19, 2017
Jay Shen (Department of Healthcare Administration and Policy/School of Community Health Science), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), Pearl Kim (Healthcare Administration and Policy), Ji Yoo (School of Medicine) have been awarded a grant for the Tier III project of the Engaging Patients with Life-Limiting Illnesses on Receiving Palliative Care, funded by the Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute. The project period is from August 2017 to July 2018. The community Co-Lead of the project is Nanette...
March 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...
December 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.   
October 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.    
September 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. 
July 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...