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UNC Kenan-Flagler joins health care management consortium

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School is the newest member of the Business School Alliance for Health Management (BAHM), an international consortium of leading MBA programs with a health sector focus.

“Our board is pleased to welcome UNC Kenan-Flagler as the 17th member of an organization that has crystallized into a strong, collaborative network of business schools focused on promoting scholarship and innovation in the health sector,” said Kevin A. Schulman, BAHM board president and a professor of medicine and business administration at Duke University.

Formed in 2010, BAHM supports business school health management programs and their faculty, students and graduates in educating the next generation of leaders and advancing thought leadership in the field. BAHM initiatives include annual student case competitions, educational webinars, research collaborations, and Health Management Policy and Innovation (HMPI), an online journal focused on U.S. and global health sector challenges from a business perspective.

“Our goal is to improve outcomes, access and value in the business of health care by conducting influential research and providing comprehensive education for future leaders working in this arena,” said Brad Staats, leader of the Business of Health Care Initiative and associate professor of operations at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

Solving some of today’s biggest health-care challenges is the focus of the Business of Health Care Initiative at UNC Kenan-Flagler. To address the complex and technical issues surrounding the business of health care, the school is bringing together people from across the University – including its top-ranked schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and business – to leverage their diverse and deep expertise to collaborate on research and education.