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School Joins Leading Health Care Organization to Explore Perspectives on the Industry

March 30, 2012
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The School of Business Administration joined the Florida chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) in March as part of its continued outreach to business leaders in the health sector. The School served as the academic partner for HFMA’s South Region Education & Networking Session: “The Healthcare Industry: Trends and Outlook-A National and Florida Perspective,” which was held at the School.

Steven Ullmann, director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy, Jill Canino, director of federal public affairs and the Washington, D.C., office for Humana Inc., one of the largest publicly traded health benefits companies in the country, and Gary Scott Davis, a partner with the Health Law Group of McDermott Will & Emery, LLP were on hand to discuss health care trends locally and nationally.

Ullmann spoke about the Affordable Health Care Act, the federal health care reform legislation, while Canino discussed the impact that the debate over health care reform will have on the 2012 national elections. Davis offered insight on the economic repercussions of Medicare and what the country’s current health care laws mean for future generations.

The March event was the latest in a series of events and initiatives that have positioned the School as a leader in health sector management education and research. For more than 30 years, the School has offered an Executive MBA in Health Sector Management and Policy program, which is ranked the nation’s No. 3 such program by Modern Healthcare magazine. The School also offers a joint MD/MBA program in partnership with the Miller School of Medicine, as well as a major and minor in health sector management and policy at the undergraduate level.

In 2010, the School established a Center for Health Sector Management and Policy. Among the initiatives the center has spearheaded was the highly-successful 2011 Global Business Forum, which drew nearly 1,000 industry leaders to discuss the business of health care. The School has also established an Advisory Board to Programs in Health Sector Management and Policy, which includes regional, national and international health care leaders.

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