The Master of Science in Health Administration program at the UAB school of Health Professions has been acknowledged for excellence by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education as the winner of the 2019 CAHME/Baylor Scott and White Health Award for Excellence in Quality Improvement Education.
The honor recognizes the UAB MSHA program for embedding quality throughout its curriculum, for incorporating practitioner faculty in experiential learning, and for its collaboration with UAB Health System on a Student Workforce Program that gives first-year students real-world health care experience.
"We are delighted to receive this recognition," said Amy Landry, PhD, Howard W. Houser Endowed Professor in Health Administration and MSHA program director. "We try to emphasize the importance of quality improvement and patient safety throughout our curriculum."
This is the second year in a row that CAHME has honored the UAB MSHA program. In 2018, the program received the 2018 CAHME/Cerner Award for Excellence in Healthcare Management Systems Education.